So I spent last evening at a Democratic Party training session for volunteer attorneys. The object of our endeavors on election day will be to make sure that people are allowed to vote. There is a fear that even here in Connecticut there will be a concerted effort by the Republican Party to suppress the vote. There is also the more mundane problem of local registrars who believe the law says one thing when it says another (for instance, some require photo IDs, which is way more restrictive than the actual law). We were told, and I'm sure it's true, that the Democratic Party is running similar training sessions with similar objectives throughout the country.
It occurred to me as I made my way home through the drenching rain that while the Democrats are busily holding training sessions trying to make sure people can vote, the Republicans are no doubt holding training sessions to teach their volunteers how to prevent people from voting.
Something to point out the next time someone tells you that both parties are the same.