She considers the old etiquette around the veep-selection process oppressive. As she told The Washington Post, “tradition does not serve those who have been marginalized or disadvantaged. And therefore my response has to meet the moment.” Meet the moment? Answering questions in interviews about veep speculation is hardly a historic accomplishment.
Her foremost political achievement to date — making her loss in Georgia into a cause celebre among Dems — is built on nonsense.
It is true that her victorious opponent, Brian Kemp, was serving as secretary of state at the same time he campaigned for governor. He wasn’t responsible for counting the votes, though, which is done at the local level.
Kemp did purge the voter rolls prior to the election, in keeping with Georgia’s “use-it-or-lose-it” rule. If you don’t vote in an election for three years, you get notices in the mail. If you don’t reply to them and then don’t vote in the next two federal elections, you are taken off the rolls. This measure is unlikely to affect active voters. Regardless, people can always re-register.