Doesn't look like anyone made a new one of these since the last one
hit the stop about a month ago. I'll take suggestions and contributions for this OP, if anyone has some.
What prompted me to check was this post in an SE++ thread:
Oklahoma used to be one of three states that required absentee ballots to be notarized. I could go into all the reasons this is blatant voter suppression when there isn't a global pandemic on, but let me shorthand it for you.
1. The only three states with this requirement are Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Missouri. Everyone knows that if something is only done by those three very specific states, there is vile fuckery afoot and it probably doesn't bode well for any possible combination of traits that could be considered a minority group.
2. Each notary is only allowed to notarize 20 ballots per election. Democrats attempted to up that limit to 50 and were unanimously shut down by Republicans.
Anyway, what with the current unpleasantness, the League of Women Voters sued the election board over this requirement, rightly pointing out that the hassle and expense of notarization, as well as the increased postage, constituted an illegal poll tax. The Oklahoma Supreme Court agreed, and on Monday they struck down the requirement. Any Oklahoma citizen's signature affirms, under pain of perjury, that they are filling out this ballot under their own name. You know. Voting.
Hurrah! Justice is served, and fewer people will be out killing themselves to vote during the fall coronavirus spike! Sometimes you're OK, Oklahoma.
That was Monday. On Tuesday, a bill requiring all absentee ballots to be notarized unless there has been a public health emergency in the past 45 days was swiftly drafted. It passed the House on Wednesday, the Senate this morning, and was signed by the governor today.
Oklahoma is one of three states that require absentee ballots to be notarized.
Justice is swift.
Wait, no, the other thing.