Tuesday, 21 April 2020

please mess with texas

State Attorney General has threaten individuals with punitive measures including incarceration should they make public their belief, conviction, truism that the risk of contracting COVID-19 should not be a trade-off for participating in the democratic process, thus giving credence to ballot-by-mail (see also). Never one to not exploit a crisis for pushing an agenda, one wonders how long it might be a standing-order to patronise one’s local amenities just like before without stint or worry. Interestingly, the AG does not invoke ideology or the economic argument to defend his stance but rather a legal technicality that fear of contracting an infectious disease is not a qualifying reason to request authorisation to vote by post and to advocate otherwise is abetting voter fraud.