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Why Are Conservatives Trying to Destroy the Voting Rights Act?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights act, conservatives, demographic change, voter suppression, blocking the minority vote, GOP, whiter, South, NAACP, civil rights )

Brian
- 656 days ago - thenation.com
"The current campaign against the VRA is the result of three key factors: a whiter, more Southern, more conservative GOP that has responded to demographic change by trying to suppress an increasingly diverse electorate; a 25 year effort to gut..."



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Kit B. (276)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:33 am

As I just said on another site - We need to end all gerrymandering, establish one Federal law for all states and allow every citizen to vote, longer voting hours and days. No more long lines, no more gamesmanship.
 

Brian M. (201)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:05 pm
We also need to close the floodgates of corporate payola corrupting our government.
 

David C. (29)
Friday February 8, 2013, 1:04 pm
Every time I read this type of headline, I think "its easy to know why and why do people not get it.......
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 9:45 am
Because we have a bunch of crooks in our Government at all levels owned by the Corporate Theives. In order to get the money out of politics and to start polices that will turn things around, we need to start voting in Independents at all levels who will not take Corporate funds but will listen to the People. But that means that THE PEOPLE have to get off their butts and support those Candidates.
 

Sharon Tyson (73)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:45 pm
We can never take our right to vote for granted. We need to protect it and fight anyone who tries to subvert it.
 

Sharon Tyson (73)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:53 pm
If we don't protect our right to vote we will lose it! We can never let down our guard. It seems as if the enemy lies within.
 
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