Game of Thrones guy, George R. R. Martin opposes attacks on voting rights

Game of Thrones guy, George R. R. Martin opposes attacks on voting rights

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Sometimes a really good writer can really get to the point really well.

In his blog, George R. R. Martin says:

I am way too busy these days for long political rants.

But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I've become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger allies control key seats of power.

It is one thing to attempt to win elections. But trying to do so by denying the most basic and important right of any American citizen to hundreds and thousands of people, on entirely spurious grounds… that goes beyond reprehensible. That is despicable.


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Neil in Chicago

George has been a fan (even) longer than you, and he's only a couple of states away. I wouldn't have been surprised if you were acquainted.

Anonymous Jerk

I really really really agree, Craig.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

What The ???

Not hard to see this guy is a lefty. I simply don't understand why a state can't pass a law requiring an i.d. to vote. What is so hard about that? In today's world you need an i.d. for just about everything. Most of the states mentioned are even offering to provide free i.d.'s to those without. Instead this guy believes anyone can walk into a polling place and vote without legitimate proof. I just read a report stating there are 1.8 million deceased people still registered. How many will be voting this year, I wonder.

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