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Supreme Court Frees Texas Attorney General To Suppress The Vote–See What He Tweeted

The Supreme Court ruled today that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Many claim that the America of today is not the America of 1964. While that is true, many Republicans in Red States seem to think otherwise.

Over the past several years these legislatures have been passing laws to restrict the votes of many particular constituencies. They have taken heed to this most prescient Paul Weyrich’s statement about voting.

“Now many of our Christians have what I call the ‘goo-goo syndrome.’ Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.” —Paul Weyrich, 1980 [Video Here]

If anyone doubts that voter suppression tactics will be effected immediately, one simply needs to read the tweets of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Texas voter registrars are very restricted. Anyone attempting to register voters must go through training in any county they want to assist in. Texas has 254 counties. Texas has a Voter ID law that was put on ice by a Federal Judge that the Attorney General wants to have effected immediately. Texas ensures that early voting hours do not always coincide with the aggregate demand for its working voters.

This activist Supreme Court has set aside the research of a Congress that overwhelmingly reauthorized the Voting Rights Act, putting America on its continued path to banana republic status.

by Anonymousreply 106/26/2013

[quote]Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours. “The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told The Post. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only. … ‘We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,’ ” Greer said he was told by those staffers and consultants. “They never came in to see me and tell me we had a (voter) fraud issue,” Greer said. “It’s all a marketing ploy.”

by Anonymousreply 106/26/2013
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