Regarding the Sept. 21 news article “ Scottish teens passionate about voting”: Scotland now allows 16-year-olds to vote. The government also encourages registration with the result that 80 percent to 95 percent of voters turned out.
Compare that with North Carolina, where teen preregistration has been eliminated, campus polling places have been closed and student photo IDs are not accepted. Seems that here, the Republican legislature and governor are passionate about keeping students from voting. Why? Because young people vote heavily Democratic.
The pols have also reduced early voting and Sunday voting and will soon require a photo ID from everyone, obtainable from driver’s license offices that are often crowded and have short hours, even though voter ID fraud is nonexistent. Why? To put up as many hurdles as possible for people having to work two and three jobs, because low-income people vote heavily Democratic.
The Republicans are passionate about suppressing voters who will likely vote against them. But the public is not stupid. The people are getting more and more fed up with anti-democracy tyranny. Sooner or later there will be a tipping point, and the tyrants will be swept from office. That day cannot come too soon.
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Alan B. Cormack