After viewing the dismal slate of Republican presidential contenders during their primary season, red states throughout the nation, as if on cue, went to work. Figuring they might not win a presidential election fair and square, they took another tack, not by proposing policies that would improve the lives of Americans and gain their approval at the voting booth, but the easy way: change registration and voting rules. They're almost there.
Even with a court appeal in Pennsylvania to point out the discriminating function of the new law, the Republican judge declared that it is OK with him. Even noting that a Pennsylvania state legislator avowed that the law "is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania." There must be a word for such openly brazen voter suppression in America. But I hardly hear a whimper of dissent from the constituents who are not affected. Then there's Ohio and others.
So is this the only way Republicans can claim a "win?"
ELIZABETH KOSKI, Richland