Be careful what you wish for—#COSen edition
When Colorado's Democratic legislature passed a law two years ago that changed the way their state would vote — everyone now receives ballots in the mail, which they can either send back or return in person — the idea was that it would help Democrats win elections by increasing turnout among the poorer, younger, browner, more Democratic voters who tend not to vote as routinely as their richer, older, whiter, more Republican counterparts.
But the plan may have backfired.
Here's how it works: Granny gets a mailer from the GOP at the same time she receives her ballot. Granny remembers to vote. And Granny usually votes Republican.
As the old adage says: Be careful what you wish for—you just might get it.