August 28, 2014 3:05 pm -


During a campaign stop in Illinois on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decried efforts to simplify voter registration. He suggested that the higher voter turnout produced by such efforts is harmful to Republican candidates, and that Illinois’ new same-day voter registration statute is a Democratic “trick.” Referring to Illinois joining other states — including many…


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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

38 responses to Christie: Making It Easier To Vote Is A ‘Democratic Trick’

  1. Larry Schmitt August 28th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    “…It’s shocking. I’m sure it was all based on public policy, good public policy to get same-day registration here in Illinois just this year, when the governor is in the toilet and needs as much help as he can get.”
    He doesn’t get it, that making the registration process easier is not about the candidates, it’s about the voters. True public servants don’t care which party is helped by increasing the turnout, it should be about making it possible for anyone who wants to, to vote.

  2. NW10 August 28th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    What ya gonna do governor, find a bridge in Illinois to shut down for a “traffic study” to send a message out?

    • whatthe46 August 28th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      oooh good one.

  3. mea_mark August 28th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Getting people to vote is a dirty democratic trick? Then what do you call republican voter suppression?

    • Anomaly 100 August 28th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      I’m sorry but I can’t read that unless it’s in LARGE print.

      • Eric Trommater August 28th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        It makes me feel like I read a much longer article,

        • Anomaly 100 August 28th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

          I feel so brainy.

      • granpa.usthai August 28th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

        ’cause you’re getting older, Anomaly – (first response self edited out because it was becoming so disgustingly vile, perverse and so wickedly delicious my first alert went off and I had to go outside to wave off the medical airlift).

  4. Eric Trommater August 28th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Demographics are a liberal trick. Facts have a notoriously liberal bias. These are the things Christie and the Geezers Of Politics are outraged about. Making it easier to vote simply exacerbates the demographics gap and the facts gap in the modern GOP.

  5. Obewon August 28th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    The GOP’s last big hope is a joke.

    Repub Guber Association chair and incumbent Christie was so afraid of voter turnout smacking him down by appearing on the same ballot with Democrat Cory Booker’s NJ voters, that Christie scheduled Sen. (D-NJ) Cory Booker’s $30 M special U.S. Senate election for Wednesday 10/16/13, just 2 weeks before N.J’s general election that reelected Christie to his 2nd term.

    “A low-turnout election on a Wednesday in October with nobody else on the ballot gives Republicans their best chance to win.”-Business Insider. ‘Christie’s $30 M Trick’ reduced special election voter turnout to 1.2 M of 5.5 M registered NJ voters and the GOP still lost 44% to Booker’s 55%!

    • granpa.usthai August 28th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Block the voting booth Like you do bridges?

  6. edmeyer_able August 28th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    All Dems have to do is make sure this gets out there…..

    • whatthe46 August 28th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      AH HA!!!

  7. granpa.usthai August 28th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    making it more difficult for the average person to vote is an old tried and true trickery of the old New Republican Party. Well ARMED BLACK unregulated militias are the SOLUTION to all our internal political bickering. I propose the people of The United States of America raise a force of 6-8 million well ARMED BLACK unregulated militias armed with out latest Military grade armaments much like the well ARMED WHITE unregulated militias in Nevada with the missing Military grade armaments that had been given to local LE’s across the country to ‘protect the American people’ from terrorist attacks. Then everything would be as quiet and as peaceful as Cliven’s Ranch. After all, if it helps reduce stress in big ass Kows, imagine what it would do for much smaller humans! And we better do it damn quick, as Chinese are damn good at business even to the point of bartering for perpetual ‘hard workers’ for their rice fields.!

  8. tiredoftea August 28th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    When your newest policy ideas are about one hundred years old, and failed pretty much every time, then suppressing the vote is your best hope for keeping office.

  9. Tommy6860 August 28th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    He calls it shocking, eh? What would be shocking is if he can point to any GOP voting policy that is actually honest.

  10. Kick Frenzy August 28th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    “Rauner has threatened to address the state’s fiscal problems by firing public employees and shutting down the state government.”

    No wonder Christie is stumping for him, they’re peas from the same “screw em all” pod!

    • KB723 August 28th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Yet we pay their salaries, isn’t that just Funny as HELL???? =)

      • Kick Frenzy August 28th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

        I tell ya what… my knee hurts from how hard I’m slapping it in my fits of laughter.

        Ps – I’m from NJ, so… yeah…

        • KB723 August 28th, 2014 at 9:58 pm

          I have come to rate politics as ‘B’ rated BS, a horrible Comedy for all to see and sadly not a laughing matter at all. Sorry about your knee…

          • Kick Frenzy August 28th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

            Thanks… it’s worse than an arrow to the knee.

            Definitely BS from the Republican side… not so much from the Dems.

          • KB723 August 28th, 2014 at 11:19 pm

            Maybe some Hacky Sack will make your knee feel better…. =)

          • Kick Frenzy August 29th, 2014 at 1:59 am

            Ahh… hacky sack at the Jersey Shore boardwalk.
            Those were the days… 🙂

            But not a bad idea!

  11. whatthe46 August 28th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    what are they afraid of?

    • Kick Frenzy August 28th, 2014 at 8:39 pm


    • KB723 August 28th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Losing…. 😉

    • fahvel August 29th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      their shadows and the spectres they have invented to keep the sheep in the fold.

  12. KB723 August 28th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Hmmm, Voting, Yes perhaps this will assist in the knowledge of the GOP Fears???

  13. majii August 28th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    This was a dumb comment coming from Christie because I’m quite certain that some republicans also having like same day voter registration in IL. The divisiveness of this comment is one reason Christie will find becoming POTUS a difficult task, should he win the GOP nomination in 2016. He seems to think every republican thinks the same thing that he does, and poll after poll has shown this not to be the case on abortion, raising the minimum wage, women’s healthcare, gun control, and much more.

  14. Shades August 28th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Riiiigggghhht! Because only democrats can use same-day voter registration.

  15. Abby Normal August 29th, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Hey, Christie Chris, go eat a couple boxes of donuts.

    • fahvel August 29th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      for an apero and then get down and dirty with the cream pie and bullshit.

  16. VALERIE MARTIN August 29th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    “Pennsylvania state House Republican leader Mike Turzai said this weekend that the state’s new voter ID law will “allow” Mitt Romney to win the state in November, according to a report.”

    So, why are WE allowing this to happen?
    This is a War on Democrats
    This is a War on Voting
    WE need to @RockTheVote!
    Show them OUR Country IS NOT FOR SALE!!


  17. cwazycajun August 29th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    yes cause if we lose we don’t get all that money and power provided to us from our wealthy sugarddadies

  18. Rixar13 McGinnis August 29th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decried efforts to simplify voter registration.”
    Time to shut down the bridge again… rolling eyes

  19. fahvel August 29th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    why is anyone listening to this fat back of poop?

  20. liberalMD August 30th, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Mr. Christie apparently does not know the meaning of the word “trick”. Same day voter registration would allow working people, people who do not have easy access to transportation and people who have problems getting around to make one less trip to navigate the voting process., Voting is a right which should be guaranteed to every person over the age of 18 except for a few states which deny voting rights to persons with prior felony convictions. The people who would benefit from same day voter registration are the same ones likely to vote Democratic, which is probably the reason Mr. Christie is against it.

    Preventing legitimate citizens from voting seems to be a specialty of several state governments that are dominated by Republicans. Most of these acts are considered crimes, and if this country had a more aggressive Justice Department and a Supreme Court which interpreted the law instead of legislate from the bench, the people committing such acts would be behind bars.

    If Mr. Christie wants to know the real meaning of the word “trick”, he should talk to Mr. Vitter in the Senate.

  21. mmmjv September 2nd, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    It’s amazing how the cons don’t even get embarrassed when they admit that people voting hurts them. These are the same people who claim to represent the people