Nonetheless, because of the GOP tsunami in November — Republicans control 21 more state legislative chambers than they did a year ago — the measures are also enjoying more success than they used to. Meanwhile, the unshakable conviction among some Republicans that Obama’s election was a terrible mistake for America lends urgency to the quest to deny him another term.
In Montana, despite the failure of GOP voter suppression efforts in the state legislature, strategically blocked by minority democrats and vetoed by the Governor, the R’s are moving full speed ahead any way they can. Congressman Rehberg has tapped Erik Iverson, who was GOP chair during the first voter supression attack, to lead his campaign. We’ll also need to be on the lookout for police and GOP attorneys placed at minority, low income, and student polling locations.