This may be the stupidest conservative panic to come over the transom all year. All. Year.
In the video — which was posted at Glenn Beck’s The Blaze under the headline, “Surveillance video apparently catches guy doing something at the ballot box that left Republican monitor stunned” — Ben Marine can be seen entering the lobby of the polling station in a Citizens for a Better Arizona (CBA) shirt and delivering absentee ballots he had collected. […]
Which would be truly terrifying—if you were stupid. Because collecting sealed absentee ballots from voters and delivering them is, in Arizona, a perfectly legal GOTV effort. You can have them delivered by a dog or a parrot or Donald Trump’s hair if you want, so long as they get to the polling place still sealed. Nevertheless, this video of a Hispanic volunteer delivering absentee ballots has sent conservatives into one of their patented conservative tizzies, because Oh the humanity:
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Commentary by The Secular Jurist: Go ahead, try to convince me that right-wingers aren’t sociopaths.
This is the kind of hate, ignorance, and violent fanaticism that many of us in Arizona have been fighting for a long time. They are a minority but they are loud and vocal one and most disturbing a very politically active one.
Thankfully there are many here fighting back this kind of hate, ignorance, and violent fanaticism like we have never fought before. No more letting them control the debate why we sit on the sidelines and complain. No we are making our voice heard and getting directly involved. Its time we quit letting them push people down without us pushing back. Our words, activism, vote, and political action will be our weapons. Unlike them we don’t need guns and violent fanaticism to fight our battles.
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