Tax dollars pay for printing ballots, postage to send absentee ballots, postage for return envelopes, voting machines, and counting. Voting is local; costs for voting come from local taxes.
Everyone pays taxes in one form or another. Payroll, income, property, excise, sales, use, fees, fines, and probably some I've never heard of, but have paid somewhere at some point.
So when these states screw up the voting process, or misprint ballots, or shut down voting places, or allow unauthorized activist groups to interfere with any citizen's ability to vote, or end traditional early voting days, or pass Voter ID laws (which didn't exist in any state before 2006), or in any way interferes with the citizens' ability to cast a vote, those states are ripping off any voter who doesn't get a chance to vote.
We all pay for the right to vote. The state does not have any right to create any laws or rules which prevent American citizens from exercising the right to vote.
So I'm wondering, after the myriad of articles we've seen here on Vine alone about tactics used to block voters' access to ballots in some way or another, if it isn't time for a class action lawsuit in every area in which people have been prevented from voting?
Whether it's a state governor who has decided to ignore a judge's order, or a 'True the Vote' adherent who blocks a citizen's access without any credible evidence, or some systematic glitch is identified that cannot be explained by any other reason than votes were flipped by the machines being used, or some idiot who leaves an unattended cooler at a Florida voting station where thousands of people are trying to vote and that cooler's presence virtually shuts down the process in that location that day, or someone was erroneously struck from voting rolls because of some clerical error, or purged by some governor's desire to block votes, lawsuits should be filed and/or charges pressed against anyone who blocks another's right to vote.
Did anyone else ever think for a minute that we would ever see such assaults on the integrity of the American voting process?