Saturday, July 27, 2013
North Carolina Takes The Lead In Voter Repression
The Supreme Court decided that southern states had changed and that the voter rights law no longer required them to demonstrate compliance. Meanwhile, states controlled by the GOP have been experimenting with a variety of methods of repressing the turnout of voters who are most likely to vote for Democrats. North Carolina moved to the top of the class after the Supreme Court decision. They are using all of the methods developed in other states to keep the wrong people from voting. The Supreme Court, of course, will view this as a good example of states rights, and consistent with the original intent of our founding fathers who tolerated slavery and created the electoral college as hedge against populism.