Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Voter Suppression


GOP Targeting Millennial Voters

As an example:  "Like other states, North Carolina has eliminated many accommodations disproportionately used by young people and other first-time voters, such as same-day registration, and instituted voter-ID requirements that don’t recognize student IDs. But it has also stopped allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to fill out voter-registration forms early so that they can be automatically registered upon reaching majority age."

This outrageous, as I have said before with regard to laws enacted by Republicans to suppress the votes of blacks, latinos, the poor, and others that tend to vote Democratic.

Sure, these actions are despicable, but some of the blame has to be put on the Justice Department. It has instituted some litigation, but not nearly enough. The ACLU, the NAACP, and others have done more.
These laws and other actions are so transparently based on spurious claims and so clearly against public policy and constitutional rights that so much more opposition should have been taking place. There should be strong litigation in every affected state, with depositions, hearings, subpoenas, email searches, and all other action to stop these affronts to our democracies.