state legislatures are pushing laws to restrict the access of voters. This is an alarming trend, and the Democrats will lose
All eyes are on Iowa this week, as the field of candidates Gallivant jumble of Republican state farm looking for a win, or at least "dynamic" in the countryside for the presidential inauguration. But behind the scenes, a battle is waged by the Republicans - not against each other, but against the American voters. Across the country, state legislatures and governors are pushing laws to restrict access to the voting booth, the laws that disproportionately people of color, low income and young voters and the elderly.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Education Fund and has recently published a comprehensive report on the crisis, "Defence of Democracy : Confronting. barriers to the ballot box modern rights of the U.S. "He writes:" The heart of the modern block vote of the campaign is a wave of restrictions that the government issued photo identification requirements in a coordinated effort, the legislators in 34 states have passed bills to impose such requirements .. Many of these bills were inspired by the legislation developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - a conservative advocacy group, whose founder, explains: "Our influence in the elections frankly increases as the population of the low participation .'"
is interesting that the right, always an opponent of any national identity, is to impose photo identification requirements at the state level. Why? Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP, called voter identification laws, "a solution without a problem ... not going to make voting more secure. What will do is lay the financial barriers between people and their surveys since got rid of the tax. "
You do not have to look far for people affected by this new wave of voter purge law. Darwin Spinks, a World War 86, two veterans of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain photo identification for voting, and that drivers over the age of 60 are not issued licenses driving without a photo. After waiting in two lines, he said he had to pay $ 8. They require a voter to pay a fee to vote had been unconstitutional since the poll tax was banned in 1964.
More in Nashville, 93 years, Thelma Mitchell was a state-issued identification - which is used as a cleaner in the State Capitol building for over 30 years. The ID is granted access to the governor's office in the coming decades, but now he says, was not good enough for her to enter the voting booth. She and her family are considering legal action, a turn of unfortunate events for a woman who is older than the right of women to vote in this country.this week, the Department of Justice blocked the new law requires that South Carolina voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying that the data presented by the voters of Caroline South showed that minorities were 20% more likely to lack photo identification acceptable required in the polls.