Monday, July 14, 2014

Voter Suppression?

One year ago, the Supreme Court struck down the formula for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a provision that required federal pre approval of voting changes in areas with a history of discrimination. As  we heard toward midterm elections , state after state have passed ,implemented or proposed bills harder for Americans – particularly African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities – to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot.


What’s Your Take? Voter Fraud Protection or Voter Suppression?  Do you know the voting requirements in your state?



 




Comments

1. Big G said...

I know that I need a valid ID.But how is that different from opening a bank account or getting a driver's license?

2. Food 4 Thought said...

35,750 voters with matching names and dates of birth who voted in North Carolina and other states that year. Each case will now be investigated individually to see whether voter fraud had taken place, according to Fox News.

Elections Director Kim Strach told the oversight committee, "Could it be voter fraud? Sure, it could be voter fraud. Could it be an error on the part of a precinct person choosing the wrong person's name in the first place? It could be. We're looking at each of these individual cases."

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3. C.+A.+Griffin said...

Voter Suppression, plain and simple. Look at the groups that you've mentioned that are being "targeted". The exclusionary tactics are being used as a "by any means necessary" movement to stifle the voice of the people.

4. Jesse said...

Wasn't this the reason for the Voter Rights Act originally to keep the states from overreaching. What's next? Poll taxes and literacy tests?

5. RobertBrown said...

Our rights are slowly eroding away in the name of states rights.Same argument used to justify slavery.

6. Curtis James said...

I agree with Jesse.The 5 /4 majority on the Supreme Court with Uncle Clarence is destined to take us back

7. Nuance said...

The Brennan Center’s ongoing examination of voter fraud claims reveal that voter fraud is very rare, voter impersonation is nearly non-existent, and much of the problems associated with alleged fraud in elections relates to unintentional mistakes by voters or election administrators.

8. long time listener said...

If anything, voting should be as simple as going to an ATM. You can do it any time and at virtually any place. You should be do it through the mail, email or by texting. If you can buy a product from amazon.com with one click, you certainly should be able to vote with 21st-century ease.

9. Barry said...

I agree with long time listener. It should be easier especially with the technology we have today,but the Republicans do not want the 99 percenters to come out in droves. Look at what happened to 2008 and 2012

10. Trudy said...

Voter Suppression,plain and simple. Conservatives are so afraid of a White woman following the Black Man in th White House

11. Lauren said...

Bigoted ,racist and more to come.

12. Terrance said...

Why is all of this tax money being spent on stopping fraud that everyone knows does not exist? The only answer is to keep certain people from the polls.Why don't disenfranchised White realize that this is the real threat. Not Obama.

13. Wesley said...

This is for protection.This is what sets apart from third word dictatorships.If the vote is that important then we should be willing to go the extra steps and get a proper ID

14. SPBC/VSU TROJAN said...

We need a change on the Supreme Court.I have a problem with lifetime appointments.

15. Anthony said...

The real question is whether we will do what is required to vote in November. While we complain the Republican machine is strategizing.

16. Jesse said...

What Wesley?

17. Leigh said...

Thanks for sharing the history of the voting rights act and why we still need it.It is voter suppression.Hope you get to talk about those guns in public places.I wonder how the laws might change if Black people starting strapping up and showing up at events wearing fatigues



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