Voter Suppression

Counting Isn’t Cheating


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Donald Trump refused to believe Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, often calling it a hoax. He claims the investigation is a “witch hunt.” He trusted Vladimir Putin’s denial over American intelligence, which is part of his government. He claimed millions voted illegally and created a sham commission, now dismantled, to investigate. He campaigned during the midterms on a caravan invasion that the Democrats created to vote in U.S. elections.

Trump called for a new election in the Arizona Senate race, claiming there was corruption. The race has now been called for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and her Republican opponent, Martha McSally has conceded.

In Georgia, where the race is still too close to call and counting continues, Trump declared Republican Brian Kemp the winner, “the transition should begin”, and “it’s time to move on.”

In the Florida recount, he claims it’s impossible to get an “honest vote count,” and that a “large number of ballots showed up out of nowhere,” and that we “must go with Election Night” numbers.

Donald Trump wants voting to stop. He wants thousands, if not millions of Americans to have their votes disenfranchised, even service members whose votes are still coming in from overseas. He believes counting every vote after he perceives his side has won, amounts to cheating and election fraud.

Donald Trump is the president of the United States of America, and he doesn’t understand how democracy works. We count votes here in the United States. Every vote should be counted. For that matter, other Republicans don’t seem to understand it either.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp worked hard to remove African Americans from the voter rolls to prevent them from voting in an election in which he was competing. Florida governor Rick Scott, has also accused the recount of being corrupt, and sent law enforcement to oversee the recount.

Scott’s state government has debunked his and Trump’s accusations of voter fraud and corruption. Sure, Broward County, where they’re still counting, is inept at handling elections, but that doesn’t make them corrupt. Republicans are afraid of voters. They’re afraid of every vote being counted. Voters should be afraid of Republicans. If they can’t win fairly, they’ll cheat. Even when the odds, numbers, and demographics are in their favor, they’ll still cheat. They’re like the New England Patriots, except really racist while cheating.

Donald Trump doesn’t understand how Democracy works. Maybe, in 2020, we can show him.

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Native Suppression


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One political party wants as many Americans to vote as possible. The other wins when fewer people vote. That should tell you who to vote for.

The Republican Party doesn’t just discourage more Americans from voting, they work to suppress votes. From cumbersome voter ID laws to tricks like moving places where black Americans can get photo IDs, providing the wrong address to list on the IDs of college students, to removing minorities from voter rolls, to moving voting locations outside city limits, to invalidating thousands of Native Americans in North Dakota, Republicans cheat.

In 2012, fewer than 3,000 votes decided the Senate election in North Dakota and sent a Democrat to Washington. Republicans who run the state decided they can’t allow that to happen again, so they changed some rules. They targeted the Native American citizens of their state who tipped the scales and sent Heidi Heitkamp to the Senate.

Native Americans who live on reservations in North Dakota don’t have street addresses. The Post Office delivers to P.O. boxes so that’s what’s on their IDs. The state made a new law that for an ID to be accepted for voting, that it must have a street address. The Supreme Court upheld it refused to overturn it. Last week, Native Americans sued the state in U.S. District Court to prevent the law from taking effect in counties with reservations, the judge denied their request.

He expressed concerns in his denial and wrote, “The allegations in the complaint, the motion for a temporary restraining order, and the attached affidavits give this Court great cause for concern. However, a further injunction on the eve of the election will create as much confusion as it will alleviate.”

So, confusion is a legal standard? Confusion is a greater threat than suppression, greater than denying voting rights? I’m confused.

The real irony is that Native Americans have to prove to descendants of immigrants that they’re eligible to vote in this nation.

Republicans, who are already lying about the issues and their positions, don’t want honest elections because fewer Americans vote for Republicans.

You and I need to vote. We’re not just voting for ourselves. We’re voting for those Republicans are suppressing. I wrote it last week but I’m going to say it again.

To win, we need more of us to participate honestly than there are Republicans cheating.

Live Blog

I totally forgot to remind you, unless I did and I forgot that. Just like I did for the 2016 presidential election, I will be doing a live blog this Tuesday on Election Night. If you’re new to my work, you may be asking, “what’s a live blog?” That’s a great question.

The live blog consists of me drawing cartoons as results come in and the ideas enter my brain. It’s like doing improv. Nothing is written beforehand and I’m kinda out there naked on a limb and nobody is saving me. It could be great or terrible. When I look back at these, I see some cartoons that I think work liked magic and others; too many, that were terrible. The night can contain hits and misses.

If you subscribe to the blog, where you get an email for each new entry, you might hate me by Wednesday morning as your mailbox is going to fill up. So, this is a warning. That said, I don’t know how many cartoons I’ll draw. It could be as few as six or as many as 20. I also have no idea how late I’ll go. I’m sure there will be a lot of races undecided by the time the sun comes up. I’ll be drinking a lot of coffee throughout the night.

There may be a video of the cartoons afterward. I am planning to make one long video for all the cartoons, so strap in for that. But, each cartoon should be drawn pretty quickly. These things are going to be rough.

So, for those who don’t subscribe, refresh the blog throughout the night on Tuesday. The updates will also hit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Wish me luck.

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Purge To The Moon


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What scares Republicans more than a right-wing racist lie about a diseased caravan full of gang bangers, Islamic terrorists, and immigrants seeking to sponge off American welfare and vote illegally? American minorities who vote. Yikes!

Republicans create lies about millions of illegal voters destroying the integrity of our elections while working overtime to prevent legally eligible Americans from voting. For the past several decades, Republicans have been successful. Today, Republicans hold the majority in the United States Senate despite representing nearly 40 million fewer Americans than Democrats. The 51 Republican senators represents 143 million people while the Democratic Party represents 182 million. How do they do that?

For starters, Republicans represent more small states than Democrats. Every state has two senators (civics 101, people). So, South Dakota’s 563,000 residents have as much representation in the Senate as California’s 40 million residents. Out of the 30 smallest states, the GOP holds 35 seats to the Democrats’ 20. In the 20 largest states, Democrats hold 24 to the GOP’s 16. There are seven states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming) that have more senators than congressional districts. These are the people who are deciding the shape of the Supreme Court for the next 40 years. And people wonder why I have trouble sleeping.

Having an unfair advantage in the system isn’t enough for Republicans. They still have to cheat. Their favorite method of holding more seats in the Senate, House, state legislatures, and governorships is to prevent minorities from voting. They’ve been doing it since the Civil War. The Democrats started it in the South and the Republicans took over in the 1960s. They’re still doing it today.

In Alabama, they closed as many locations as possible where African-Americans could obtain IDs. Basically, they make laws that you need an ID to vote and then make it as difficult as possible to get an ID. Do you know how hard it is to replace an ID? I had to do that last year and I needed my birth certificate (which Texas did not want to give me but gave it to my son. They probably thought I was black) and I had to use a college transcript for my secondary identification. You need IDs (plural) to get an ID. Lesson is; don’t lose your shit (or let a girl take everything that belongs to you).

In a majority-white county in Texas, they’ve been trying to prevent students from black-majority Prairie View University from voting for decades. The GOPs latest trick was to give them two addresses for the school to use as their residence when registering to vote, and later saying they’ll only accept one (Gotcha!). They later said they’d allow both after there were a very loud uproar and media exposure of the suppression attempt. Surprisingly, only one Democrat was arrested for complaining. Seriously.

North Dakota Republicans have successfully purged Native Americans, who typically vote Democratic, from voting by ruling that they need a street address. The GOP Supreme Court was just fine with this. Post Offices usually only deliver mail to P.O. boxes at reservations, so there are no street addresses on their IDs. Does Elizabeth Warren really want to prove she’s Native American? While Donald Trump attacks one, North Dakota attacks all of them.

In Georgia, the Republican Secretary of State has purged 53,000 voter registrations that weren’t “exact matches” with Social Security and state driver records. Out of those 53,000, 70 percent were from black applicants (Surprise!). The Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, was even caught on a leaked audio complaining about high voter turnout. Kemp is the Republican candidate running for governor, and he’s refused to step down as Secretary of State. Basically, he’s the referee of the game he’s playing. It’s like back when my older sister managed the bank while we played Monopoly. I never won and I was always stuck being the shoe.

Dodge City, Kansas, a city with 13,000 voters, only provides one polling place to vote. The average Kansas polling site services 1,200 voters. Now, the city has moved the polling place from the civic center to outside the city limits, and more than a mile from the nearest bus stop. You literally have to get the hell out of Dodge to vote. When the ACLU emailed a complaint to the county clerk, she forwarded it to the Secretary of State with “LOL.” Surprisingly, it wasn’t “bwahahahaha.”

By the way, Kansas’ Secretary of State is Kris Kobach who has a long and distinguished career of working to restrict minority voting under the ruse of illegal aliens voting. In his job, he fought to remove over 20,000 people from voter registrations (and he got seven convictions for voter fraud). He was vice-chair of Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity, which was eventually disbanded as the basis for its existence. The claim of millions of illegal voters turned out to be a lie, and they failed to find any integrity among the members of the Commission of Election Integrity. Guess what Kobach is doing now? Yup. Running for governor.

We are supposed to agree to disagree and respect differences of opinions. But, I refuse to simply disagree when you’re cheating to steal an election and your opinions are repugnant, racist, vile, and based on lies. I can’t respect your opinion when you got it from a Facebook meme.

Republicans vote. Even in races that are tied or Democrats have a slim lead, the Republican candidate is favored because Republicans are better at turning out to vote than Democrats or Independents. That’s why YOU need to get off your ass and vote this coming Tuesday. Don’t let them steal this, because they will. Look at Brett Kavanaugh. They don’t care if there are asterisks as long as they get what they want. Your second lesson of today is; Republicans are corrupt.

The only way we can beat Republicans is if there are more of us participating honestly than there are of them stealing it from us.

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Butt In Georgia…


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Republicans cheat.

While Republicans like Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and Lindsey Graham scream about the Democrats’ thirst for power, they ram through a Supreme Court Justice without a thorough background check on the guy, after they stole a SCOTUS seat and lowered the number of votes needed for confirmation.

While they scream about imaginary illegal immigrants and dead people voting and the sanctity elections, they ignore Russian meddling and work to suppress the votes of minorities.

Republicans in Waller County, Texas have been trying to keep students at Prairie View A&M University from voting since the 1970s. While the county is almost 60% white, Prairie View is a historically black university with nearly 10,000 students.

Students are allowed to vote where they go to school, whether it’s Prairie View or Harvard. Students at Prairie View were given two university addresses to use for voter registration. Then, the county changed their mind and said all of those registered at the “wrong” address wouldn’t be able to vote.

When Democratic congressional candidate Mike Siegel sent a field director to the county courthouse to deliver a letter demanding the county update the status of students, he was arrested for “disturbing the peace.” This was after the arresting officer asked him which party he was from.

In North Dakota, about 2,300 Native Americans were just prevented from voting. Many Native Americans in North Dakota can’t have mail delivered to a physical address (because the U.S. postal service does not provide residential delivery to their rural Indian communities), so they use post office boxes. Those addresses are on their IDs. North Dakota and the Supreme Court has agreed, that if a physical address is not on the ID, then they can’t vote. This is why we don’t want Republicans putting people on the Supreme Court.

In Alabama, the state shut down DMVs in rural (mostly black) communities, forcing residents to travel to get IDs. This has since been reversed, but the cheaters tried.

In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for governor against Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams is the first African-American to win a party nomination for the seat in that state.  At this point, polls have the race in a dead heat.

But, Georgia’s Secretary of State has put over 53,000 voter registrations on hold, citing a stupid “exact match” verification policy. The “exact match” policy holds that a resident’s voter application must replicate the information on file with the Social Security Administration and the state’s Department of Driver Services. So, if there’s one slight difference, say a hyphen in a name or the address uses “road” instead of “Rd,” then it’s flagged or put on hold.

Did I forget to mention that Georgia’s Secretary of State is…wait for it…Brian Kemp, the Republican running for governor?

Republicans cheat, even in red states where they have the advantage. Republicans hold all three branches of government despite representing fewer Americans than Democrats. Republicans need to cheat with fuckery like gerrymandering and voter suppression to actually win. It’s the only way it works for them.

If you’re an American citizen, you should have the right to vote. Nobody should get in your way. You shouldn’t have to go through an obstacle course to practice your constitutional right. I swear, for a bunch of “constitutionalists,” as they claim they are, Republicans sure seem to hate the document.

If you are unsure, or just to be sure, go to vote.org and check your registration status. Don’t be surprised on Election Day at the polls because you never know if some Republican hasn’t screwed with your life while you were sleeping, or he was distracting you with some other bullshit, because Republicans are bastard covered bastards with a bastard crème filling.

If you care more about imaginary crap like illegal immigrants and ghosts voting and have no concern at all about suppressing the votes of minorities, you’re a hypocrite and a racist. Get off your ass and vote, and don’t get in someone else’s way while you’re doing it.

Creative note: Yes, I have done the peach/butt gag twice before. Once last July and another time last year. Maybe now I’ll get tired of it.

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Fun With Voter Intimidation


Donald Trump has been perpetuating a massive lie since before the election, and it’s that rampant voter fraud is plaguing the nation.

To confront this dilemma that doesn’t exist, Trump has created an “election integrity” commission. If we stay on this path then I expect future commissions on vampires, zombies, and people Trump voters who wake up screaming in the night “my god! What have I done?”.

The reality is, this creation of this commission is to serve two purposes: Soothe Trump’s damaged ego over the fact that fewer people voted for him than Hillary Clinton, and to find out who has been voting for Democrats so the Republican-led federal government can create new ways to prevent them from voting.

This commission has sent letters to every state and the District of Columbia asking for information on every single voter. They want names, birth dates, addresses, voting record, party affiliation, and the last four digits of their social security numbers.

The commission argues that much of this information is public record. Fine then, go find it yourself. The States should not be helping Trump and his goon squad from intimidating voters.

It’s always the conservatives who scream and panic over the federal government infringing into their private lives, especially regarding stuff like guns and religion. They’re perfectly fine with it restricting religions they’re not a part of, restricting marriage rights, or a commission made up entirely of old white guys telling women what they can’t do with their bodies. This voter thing may be going a bit too far, even for the troglodytes.

Several states have said they will provide some information, but not all like social security numbers. I don’t think they should give them anything and a few states, like California, New York, and my home Virginia aren’t going to cooperate.

“This entire commission is based on the specious and false notion that there was widespread voter fraud last November,” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said in a statement. “At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump’s alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.” McAuliffe is not alone.

Alex Padilla, the California secretary of state, said providing data “would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud.”

Even conservative states are balking. Mississippi’s secretary of state said they can go “jump in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mississippi is a great state to do that from.” I can vouch for that. Having lived in Mississippi and jumping into the Gulf of Mexico from that state, it was great.

Not to be out-quipped by Mississippi, Kentucky’s secretary of state, Alison Lundergan Grimes said, “there is not enough bourbon here in Kentucky to make this request seem sensible.”

Mike Pence, a man who can be trusted in regards toward your private life, is leading the commission. The vice-chair is Kris Kobach, Secretary of State for Kansas. Kobach has a sketchy history when it comes to investigating voter fraud.

Kobach has lost in court multiple times for attempting to knock voters off the registration in his state. Now he’s trying to do it nationally by requesting the information of over 200 million voters.

Over 25 states have expressed concern over this request. Each and every single one of them should tell Trump, Pence, and Kobach to jump in the Gulf of Mexico.

How bizarre that the man who received help by the Russians to win the White House is worried about brown and black people voting. It’s very peculiar that the reality of Russian meddling in our election can’t be confronted by this man, but he believes in myths such as voter fraud. How about Trump releasing his taxes and financial documents before you tell him which party you’re registered with, or how often you’ve voted over the past decade?

The only fraud is Donald Trump and his entire administration.

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Biting Bigly


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Donald Trump isn’t just a hypocrite. He’s an amazing hypocrite. He contradicts himself in basically every sentence that escapes from his face hole.

He’ll call Hillary Clinton a liar while stating he’s leading in a poll in New Mexico. He’ll slam the Clinton Foundation for being corrupt while his Trump Foundation is buying him Tim Tebow’s autographed “I Love Jesus” jock strap. He’ll state how much he respects women then proceed to tell us his latest accuser is too fat for him to sexually assault.

Amazing! Couldn’t Republican primary voters and Vladimir Putin find a better candidate than this?

So while he’s telling his supporters how the election is rigged and massive voter fraud will be taking place, the only way to combat it is if they commit voter fraud. In Colorado he’s encouraging his supporters to do the mail-in ballot thing, and then go to the polls and vote. He claims that’s to double-check to make sure their vote is counted and their first vote will be voided, but Colorado doesn’t work that way. Another way Colorado doesn’t work is that Trump will win the state. He’s got about as much of a chance winning Colorado as he does winning that state with the word “Mexico” in it.

Widespread voter fraud is a myth. But occasionally an individual will try to manipulate the system. It happened in Iowa last week where the state is currently engaged in early voting. A woman went to one polling station and voted and then stopped by a satellite office and voted again. Turns out she’s a Trump supporter.

Maybe Trump is right and we should have poll watchers to make sure his supporters aren’t cheating. They’re deplorable, ya know.

Time for a rant about creating this cartoon:

This cartoon took me five hours to draw. Five hours. Usually they don’t take more than three. Why did this cartoon take five hours? One word answer: Microsoft.

For those not in the know, and not that it’s important to you, but I don’t draw on paper anymore. For the past six months I’ve been creating these things on a Surface Pro. It’s really cool though I’m still getting used to drawing on a smaller scale and on glass. I don’t plan to go back to paper, though I was really missing it this morning.

The pen used to draw on a Surface Pro has to be synced with the system and it takes a battery. An AAAA battery. That’s four A’s, which apparently very few places carry.

I started drawing around midnight and about 1:30 AM the pen decided to stop working. At first I thought the computer had frozen because it’s done that before. I rebooted the computer and the pen still wouldn’t work. Then I realized the computer wasn’t frozen as my finger would work on the touch screen. Well I can’t draw a cartoon with my finger. Seriously, Microsoft. The $60.00 pen has to be synced but it recognizes a finger? I’m gonna give Microsoft a finger.

I went to trouble shoot. I checked the battery life (It lets you do that) and it said it was at 72%. The button on the pen would still work but it wouldn’t draw. I went to Microsoft’s website and it said I needed a new battery. So, I took a ten-minute walk to Sheetz through a neighborhood where people occasionally engage in shootouts with police. Guess which battery Sheetz does not carry? I took another ten-minute walk home, cursing all the way, to see how much more trouble shooting I could do.

I get home and check the battery in the nose-hair trimmer. Dammit as that one is a triple-A battery. I attempt to continue with the trouble shooting and cursing and the Surface doesn’t want to turn on. Then it finally turns on and wants to run updates, which it likes to do every other day apparently, usually in the middle of a project. It runs the update very slowly. It’s at 17%. I go make coffee, use the restroom, throw in a load of laundry, watch half an episode of Family guy, eat some left-over Halloween candy. It’s at 19%. I do a little more cursing. Finally it reboots. Then my art program freezes. I reboot again. It freezes again. I reboot again. I curse some more. Finally, it worked….and so did the pen. I promise you, I have never opened a suspicious file or watched porn on this thing.

It’s a really good thing I was able to save the cartoon when I first experienced problems (I saved it with my finger) or I would have totally forgot what I was doing (I think it had a fish in it?). I finally completed the cartoon around 5:00 AM.

I love my Surface Pro. I love my Surface Pro. I love my Surface Pro. I love my Surface Pro. I love my….Grrrrrr.

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Alabama Martian


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If you are an African American and you do not live in Alabama, Congratulations.

Alabama, like other Southern red states, has strict ID Voter Laws. On the record, these laws are designed to prevent voter fraud. Since voter fraud doesn’t really exist, then off the record they’re designed to prevent minority voting. That isn’t voter fraud but a Republican chicanery that goes along with their efforts to prevent minority voting through redistricting.

In Alabama the Republican state legislature has cut spending which will greatly reduce the number of offices where one can acquire an identification. Most of the offices closing are in the most isolated areas. That is, every county where black voters comprise 75% of voters and the communities that overwhelmingly voted for Obama in  2012 will see those offices closed. That is 28 out of 67 counties. Eight of the 10 counties with the largest non-white populations will be without a place to get an ID.

So if you’re in Alabama and you don’t have an ID and you want to vote and you don’t have transportation then like Forrest you’re gonna have ruuuuuuuun.

Republicans always win Alabama and they’re still cheating. Isn’t it nice that when Republicans do govern, they legislate ways to increase their political advantage?

African Americans comprise 26% of the state’s population. Out of seven congressional seats only one is represented by an African-American who is also a Democrat. The GOP holds the other six.

Just like Matt Damon in the film The Martian, African Americans are being left behind in Alabama. The difference is this is intentional.

Changing gears now: I saw a funny tweet the other day I wish I had created. It said something like “between The Martian, Interstellar, and Saving Private Ryan, our government has spent a ridiculous amount of money retrieving Matt Damon.” I couldn’t have written it because I never saw Interstellar. I haven’t seen The Martian yet either.

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