Voter ‘Suppression’ Is OK, Until Democrats Decide It Isn’t
Both the Donald Trump campaign and the Hillary Clinton campaign claim that each side is “suppressing” each other’s vote. Trump has been saying all week that the media are using discouraging polls to “suppress” — i.e. discourage — his voters.
Now Clinton supporters are citing an unnamed Trump official who actually used the word “suppression” to describe the effect of negative news stories circulated on social media and aimed at “idealistic white liberals, young women, and African Americans” who might otherwise vote for the Democratic nominee.
The truth is that the term “suppression” is not necessarily nefarious. Here is a report on the New Hampshire primary, about how bad weather could “suppress” Trump’s voters:
Bush is hoping that history will say he took on the forces of populism honestly and angrily and won. If the terrible weather in New Hampshire suppresses the Trump vote then the media spin might be that we’ve seen the real ceiling of The Donald’s support. Don’t be surprised if Trump wins but polls below 30 per cent.