Saturday, October 26, 2013

National Standardization Of Voting Laws

It was fairly obvious to everyone that Republican voter ID laws were attempts to stop Democrats from winning elections by preventing black people from voting. After the Buncombe County GOP chairman said it in so many words to a Daily Show reporter, it's out there in public. 

If Democrats somehow win back the House of Representatives in 2014, some sort of national standardization of voting laws should be on the agenda, to stop local authorities from erecting frivolous barriers to voting. As always has been the case, federal action is the way to defeat a racist majority in state government that is determined to prevent black people from voting. 

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