Texas Republicans call for repealing the Voting Rights Act

It seems Texas Republicans are finally being honest about the issue.  Of course this doesn’t make them right in wanting to repeal the Voting Rights Act, it just exposes their inherent bigotry. Remember, Texas was the last state to find out about the Emancipation Proclamation…two and a half years after it was enacted. MSNBC When the… More Texas Republicans call for repealing the Voting Rights Act

Justice Department Calls In The Big Guns To Stop Voter Suppression

This post is a couple of days old but very relevant in the months to come… Think Progress It’s difficult to exaggerate the prominence Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan enjoys within the progressive legal community. Karlan is one of the most active members of the Supreme Court bar — among other things, she co-authored the brief that convinced… More Justice Department Calls In The Big Guns To Stop Voter Suppression

Ohio Is Trying To ‘Suppress The Voting Rights Of African Americans,’ Congresswoman Claims

Most Americans knew this already but confirmation from an elected official adds a multitude of weight to the issues of suppressing early voting and the general election in Ohio… Think Progress Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D) has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review two voting measures making their way through the state legislature that… More Ohio Is Trying To ‘Suppress The Voting Rights Of African Americans,’ Congresswoman Claims

North Carolina Republicans, Freed By Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Ruling, Push Voter ID, Other Laws

My family came from Wake County, North Carolina. In fact I’ve traced my ancestry as far back as my great-great grandfather on my mom’s side .  My great-great grandfather who was, according to AfriGeneas and the 1870 Census an “omnibus driver”.   My great-grandfather who was only six at the time of that census became the… More North Carolina Republicans, Freed By Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Ruling, Push Voter ID, Other Laws

Ken Cuccinelli Proposes State Be Exempted From Voting Rights Act Because Virginia Has ‘Outgrown’ Racism

In my opinion, the headline above is absolutely absurd.  Racism is alive and well in this country and around the world.  To insist that the Voting Rights Act be exempted to the state of Virginia because they have “outgrown” racism is pure hyperbole and an unwanted trip down the rabbit hole of the Virginina Attorney General,… More Ken Cuccinelli Proposes State Be Exempted From Voting Rights Act Because Virginia Has ‘Outgrown’ Racism