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September 11, 2019

Are we surprised. Republicans do not want POC to vote, they want only white conservatives to be able to vote or they lose

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:36

Report: More than 1600 Polling Places Have Closed Since the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act

Most of them are in minority communities.

Report: More than 1600 Polling Places Have Closed Since the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act

The consequences of the Shelby County decision were immediate: States that had previously fallen under the jurisdiction of the VRA immediately passed tough voter restriction laws and restructured election systems. But a new report released today by the civil rights coalition The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights adds another dimension to the picture of how this 2013 ruling has undermined voter access by analyzing the number of polling place that have been closed since the ruling. According to the report, entitled “Democracy Diverted: Polling Place Closures and the Right to Vote,” 1,688 polling places are now shuttered in those areas. The report, which is a follow-up to a 2016 analysis, looked at 757 counties and found that 298 of them, or 39 percent, reduced their number of polling places between 2012 and 2018.

Texas, long constrained by the preclearance clause of the VRA, almost immediately passed a strict voter ID law after the Shelby County v. Holder ruling—triggering a series of court battles to reverse the voter ID law. According to the study, it’s also the state that has had the most polling place closures, with 750 closingsince the ruling, Arizona and Georgia had the second and third-highest number of polling place closures, with 320 and 214, respectively. The counties with the highest percentage of polling place closures are located in Texas and Georgia.

Much more at the link above.   Sickening how hard Republicans work to kill democracy.   I feel like we have gone back centuries to a time when rights were only for certain white men, and no one else mattered.   This has to stop, we are losing our democracy.  These people are killing what made us so grand to begin with.  The truth is that the Republican party has lost the majority of voters, they are a minority party, so the only way they can win power or keep power is to keep people from voting.  Republicans want power so badly they are willing to destroy democracy to keep it.  Hugs 

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