April172014
liberalsarecool:

Voter suppression is a Republican platform foundation.
Via Occupy Democrats

liberalsarecool:

Voter suppression is a Republican platform foundation.

Via Occupy Democrats

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conspiracytheorist79:


RT @Nick_Anderson_’s #EditorialCartoon: Civil Rights Act…#LBJ #civilrights #voterID

conspiracytheorist79:

RT @Nick_Anderson_’s #EditorialCartoon: Civil Rights Act…#LBJ #civilrights #voterID

(via political-cartoons)

April112014
“The real ‘voter fraud’ is perpetrated by people who make bogus arguments about voter fraud.” PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, during an address to the National Action Network, on the Republican-led war on alleged voter fraud (via brooklynmutt)

(Source: inothernews, via brooklynmutt)

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March272014
bspolitics:

progressive-politics:

Image via The Democratic Underground
Excerpts from article:

Right Wing extremists continue to claim they care about free and fair elections while advocating for and establishing “laws” that effectively restrict voting by non-Republicans.  So far they’ve passed restrictive voter ID laws, restricting or eliminating voting days and hours, moving poll stations to obscure and inaccessible locations.  A recent ruling allowing states to make registering to vote more challenging for young people and especially for naturalized citizens with restrictive ID requirements, is the latest setback for free and fair elections.
A former low level official with North Carolina’s Republican Party, Don Yeltin, argued if North Carolina’s vote suppression law suppresses votes that hurt “a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything so be it.” during an interview by Aasif Mandvi  on The Daily Show. In fact, when Mandvi, said “The law is not racist and you’re not racist,” Yeltin interrupted him to say “I’ve been called a bigot before
Jim Geer, the former Republican Party of Florida chairman also admitted  that vote suppression, and especially of the black vote was his party’s idea of an election strategy and that stopping voter fraud was merely a “marketing ploy.”
Texas governor wannabe, Gregg Abbot admitted in court papers, that if minorities (and women) voted Republican, Texas wouldn’t need to suppress their votes.
In combination, these admissions show that Republican policies are intended to suppress votes generally and the votes of minorities in particular.  Moreover, everyone knows that the voter fraud claim is a bold faced lie.  Finally, in some cases, the racial animus is not only obvious, but acknowledged.  In combination, the laws and the statements add up to a deliberate intent to pass laws that discriminate against racial minorities’ right to vote.

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I love how the right continues to deny that this is about suppressing votes when their own will say that it is.
You would think people would be horrified by statements like this coming from republicans, but they just brush it off and pretend that they ‘all aren’t like that™’ - effectively letting them get away with shit like this.

bspolitics:

progressive-politics:

Image via The Democratic Underground

Excerpts from article:

Right Wing extremists continue to claim they care about free and fair elections while advocating for and establishing “laws” that effectively restrict voting by non-Republicans.  So far they’ve passed restrictive voter ID laws, restricting or eliminating voting days and hours, moving poll stations to obscure and inaccessible locations.  A recent ruling allowing states to make registering to vote more challenging for young people and especially for naturalized citizens with restrictive ID requirements, is the latest setback for free and fair elections.

A former low level official with North Carolina’s Republican Party, Don Yeltin, argued if North Carolina’s vote suppression law suppresses votes that hurt “a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything so be it.” during an interview by Aasif Mandvi  on The Daily Show. In fact, when Mandvi, said “The law is not racist and you’re not racist,” Yeltin interrupted him to say “I’ve been called a bigot before

Jim Geer, the former Republican Party of Florida chairman also admitted  that vote suppression, and especially of the black vote was his party’s idea of an election strategy and that stopping voter fraud was merely a “marketing ploy.”

Texas governor wannabe, Gregg Abbot admitted in court papers, that if minorities (and women) voted Republican, Texas wouldn’t need to suppress their votes.

In combination, these admissions show that Republican policies are intended to suppress votes generally and the votes of minorities in particular.  Moreover, everyone knows that the voter fraud claim is a bold faced lie.  Finally, in some cases, the racial animus is not only obvious, but acknowledged.  In combination, the laws and the statements add up to a deliberate intent to pass laws that discriminate against racial minorities’ right to vote.

Read more from article

I love how the right continues to deny that this is about suppressing votes when their own will say that it is.

You would think people would be horrified by statements like this coming from republicans, but they just brush it off and pretend that they ‘all aren’t like that™’ - effectively letting them get away with shit like this.

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