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The Republican Threat to Voting

At what point does the trend become a pattern? At what point do we accept the reallity that Republicans really want to suppress the vote of the opposition party. And when do we understand that these policies negatively impact Blacks and other minorities and the poor and hence is a move to control and oppress based on skin color and class through the legislative process… What do you call this. What is the correct term? Racism & Classism. And the Republicans are pushing these policies…

“Less than a year before the 2012 presidential voting begins, Republican legislatures and governors across the country are rewriting voting laws to make it much harder for the young, the poor and African-Americans — groups that typically vote Democratic — to cast a ballot.

Spreading fear of a nonexistent flood of voter fraud, they are demanding that citizens be required to show a government-issued identification before they are allowed to vote. Republicans have been pushing these changes for years, but now more than two-thirds of the states have adopted or are considering such laws. The Advancement Project, an advocacy group of civil rights lawyers, correctly describes the push as “the largest legislative effort to scale back voting rights in a century.”

Call it what it is… 

The Republican Threat to Voting – NYTimes.com.


2 responses

  1. Pingback: Show Me Your Papers’ Politics Could Suppress Black Vote « The Enclave

  2. Susan

    This whole situation saddens me almost beyond words. How can we protect our right to vote? How is it that we are allowing things like this to continue in our country?

    July 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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