Stop the shenanigans

Jerry Marsh
Political Bites

Facebook has been hammered for violating the privacy of users in a voter manipulation effort. I am reluctant to blame Facebook for the fact that users allowed themselves to be suckered. I am reluctant to blame Facebook for complicity in election shenanigans that may have influenced voters one way or another. Voter misinformation has played a role in American politics for what? Forever.

The voter manipulation efforts that most concern me are those perpetrated by elected officials, e.g. Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach. While pretending to protect the integrity of the voting process, they work to suppress it with bogus claims of voter fraud, and manufactured regulations that deter thousands of citizens from voting.

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