Tag: voter suppression
According to the Voting Rights Lab, 18 states have enacted more than 30 laws to restrict voting since the November election.
Congress is now considering legislation to address many of these problems.
Make no mistake, this bill is about silencing voters of color and chipping away at our political power.
Oregon was the first state in the country to institute voting by mail and to establish automatic voter registration in an effort to “ensure access to this very fundamental right.”
“I think it’s quite interesting and coincidental … that many of them on that list are African American voters.”
Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have pledged to recognize the tribe, if elected.
“We’re becoming desensitized to unacceptable burdens on the franchise,” one political scientist said. “People died for this right. [It] shouldn’t take hours to participate in our democracy.”
“[Trump] wants a justice who will rule his way on the vote count, no matter what the facts or the law actually says.”
“That kind of closed-door session, where a head of the Civil Rights Division is secretly speaking about enforcement with partisan state officials, is unprecedented."