NC’s Voting Law “Horrible, Restrictive”

WaPo: “By passing restrictive voting laws, Republicans have demonstrated their disregard for the views of minorities. They can’t persuade minorities to vote for Republicans because their political philosophy excludes ideas that help minorities, so Republican legislatures resort to restricting minorities’ right to vote.  The logical result of years of this behavior across the country is the nomination of Donald Trump, whose offensive racist and misogynist statements just put into words the messages Republican legislatures have been sending.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/north-carolinas-horrible-restrictive-voting-law/2016/09/06/a8f507fe-72a1-11e6-9781-49e591781754_story.html?utm_term=.64b55b631d8a

 

Posted 11:15AM on September 07 2016 by | User Comments (0)

Categories: Voter Empowerment

WI’s Voter-ID Law Confusion Harms Everyone

City Lab: “The problem was supposedly voter impersonation fraud—a thing that not only rarely happens, but could not be deterred by voter ID anyway. If the concern is that someone could fake their identity to vote, then what stops them from faking their identity to get a free ID card? It can’t be emphasized enough that confusing people with conflicting information on who can vote and how can have a disenfranchising effect all by itself. Wisconsin would be wise to consider that if it is really serious about maintaining election integrity.”

 

http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/08/courts-order-dmv-solution-in-wisconsin-voter-id-trial/498062/?utm_source=nl__link4_083116

 

Posted 10:57AM on September 04 2016 by | User Comments (0)

Categories: Voter Empowerment

SCOTUS Blocks NC from Restoring Voting Restrictions

NYT: “A deadlocked Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to revive parts of a restrictive North Carolina voting law that a federal appeals court had struck down as an unconstitutional effort to ‘target African Americans with almost surgical precision.’ The court was divided 4 to 4, with the court’s more conservative members voting to revive parts of the law. The court’s brief order included no reasoning.”

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/us/politics/north-carolina-supreme-court-voting-rights-act.html?_r=0

Posted 10:56AM on September 02 2016 by | User Comments (0)

Categories: Voter Empowerment
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