Blackjack Rules

Same rules as Blackjack, except:
Win with exactly 21 points, no Jokers. (Aces count as 1 or 11). 
Like state laws that suppress votes, these Rules are biased.
Our bad.

 

Why a Card Game?

Everyone knows a card game requires fair rules and an honest dealer, just as our democratic form of government requires free and fair elections.

The Big Lie spawned new laws in 19 states designed to repress the rights of minority and other citizens to vote and be counted. Dressed up as “election security” measures, their intended purpose is to negate votes of the opposing party.

These vote-suppressing laws throw up a range of roadblocks to voting. Partisan election officials. Partisan poll watchers, empowered to intimidate.  Arbitrary purging of voter rolls.  Government voter IDs not available to all.  No mail-in ballots. No drop boxes (or perhaps one for every 100,000 voters). Deny college students the right to vote. The list goes on.

Just like a stacked deck upends your odds of winning, vote-suppressing laws tilt election outcomes. 

Our democracy isn’t a game – neither is our Card Game.  It drives home the anti-democratic bias of Trump-inspired vote-suppressing laws.

Each Card profiles a top enabler of the Big Lie, the false narrative of voter and election fraud that undermines our democracy. 

 Play Blackjack  and Learn. The unfettered right to vote and be counted depends on it.

“He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part ….”

— John Lewis, In an editorial published after his death, recalling an important lesson taught to him by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.