RIGGING THE VOTE
Underhand Republican tactics – gerrymandering, voter suppression, more – underpin a vice-like grip on power
(Ian Samuel at The Guardian.com)
"The American right is in the midst of a formidable project: installing permanent minority rule, guaranteeing control of the government even as the number of actual human beings who support their political program dwindles.
Voter suppression is one, but only one, loathsome tactic in this effort, which goes far beyond just winning one election. Minority rule is the result of interlocking and mutually reinforcing strategies which must be understood together to understand the full picture of what the American right wants to achieve."