[wrote this a while ago and can't figure out how to save drafts in write.as and and need to publish something else, so... here internet, have my unfinished thoughts!]
Both can be true at the same time:
- Preventing people from voting is key to the reactionary rich having control of many elected positions in the USA. (The greater proportion of people who vote, the more poor people vote, the more Black, indigenous, and people of color vote, the more parties and policies that help people as a whole win out.)
There are 65 million people for whom white supremacy and fascism are fine, and are a positive motivator for a significant portion of them.
Making it very easy for people to vote is essential to democracy.
A secret ballot is still important. If it turns out that it does seem that white women voted for Trump at a higher percentage than before, is it possible—given the still-large gap in white men voting for Trump at much higher percentages—that