Updated: Jun 14
The most powerful tool we as citizens of this country have is the ballot box. As broken and creaky as our system is, we still have the right to cast our vote to affect change.
That universal right was almost taken away during the 2020 election by state legislators in red states enacting laws making if harder to vote. Republicans now want to finish the job.
Cleta Mitchell, who was one of Donald Trump’s lawyers who screamed the loudest about the 2020 election being stolen, and who is now a leading strategist on the right, was caught on tape this week while speaking to wealthy donors about how Trump could win in 2024 by keeping young people from voting.
Her 50 slide presentation addressed multiple ways in which they could achieve that goal.
With a voice dripping with scorn, Mitchell shrieked, “What is this young people effort that they do? They basically put the polling place next to the student dorm so they just have to roll out of bed, vote, and go back to bed.” She wants polling place removed from all college campuses.
Republicans know that with abortion, guns, and climate change at the top of the list of things that young people care about, their goose is cooked unless they can make the kids stay home on election day.