1. 19:59 15th Apr 2012

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    ryking:

‘Block the Vote’ Blowback

Republicans have used false charges of widespread fraud to mount an aggressive “block the vote” campaign, and they’ve pushed through new restrictions on voting rights in 14 states, according to a report (PDF) released last year by the National Association for the Advancement of Color People. The restrictions include photo ID requirements and “provisions that will curtail voter access to registration, inhibit critical voter registration drives, limit voting periods and tighten the ability to cast ballots.”
According to the report, there is a clear method to the way the restrictions have been imposed. They’ve become law primarily in states “with large communities of color where political participations has surged.” To put it bluntly, they’re aimed at suppressing the black vote.

    ryking:

    ‘Block the Vote’ Blowback

    Republicans have used false charges of widespread fraud to mount an aggressive “block the vote” campaign, and they’ve pushed through new restrictions on voting rights in 14 states, according to a report (PDF) released last year by the National Association for the Advancement of Color People. The restrictions include photo ID requirements and “provisions that will curtail voter access to registration, inhibit critical voter registration drives, limit voting periods and tighten the ability to cast ballots.”

    According to the report, there is a clear method to the way the restrictions have been imposed. They’ve become law primarily in states “with large communities of color where political participations has surged.” To put it bluntly, they’re aimed at suppressing the black vote.

    (Source: diadoumenos)

     
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