Taking a page straight from the Rethug playbook, the junior flying monkeys may have lost this particular battle, but they appear to have achieved their larger goal: make it that much harder for students, a notably transient demographic not given to supporting Conservatives, to exercise their franchise.
Well, blow me down, as Popeye used to say. Voter suppression? Who'd'a thunk it? What else have they got up their sleeves? Caging lists? Rent-a-mobs? Seizing ballot boxes?
As Greg notes over at Mr. Sinister:
Elections Canada issued a statement Friday that reaffirms special ballots are to be used to assist electors like snowbirds or military personnel who cannot get to a regular polling station.
There's a lesson here, friends, and it's a nasty one. Now we see what Harper and his minions are prepared to do. Let's not waste time making nicey nicey. These bastards play dirty. We need to play just as dirty. Lady Byng candidates should probably sit this one out.
- Karl Rove was here: Conservative vote suppression in Guelph
- Class warfare and the corporate media
- Remy Beauregard's legacy