I have to share this excellent post from In Saner Thought, on the numerous voter suppression bills being pushed by Republicans. The worst is Georgia, whose governor just signed a bill which among other things makes it illegal to give a person waiting in line to vote a bottle of water!
There are at least 43 of the 50 states that are trying to stop people from voting….a right they have under the Constitution (remember that document?)…..
Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Although, of course, the denial of the franchise on the basis of race or color violates the Fifteenth Amendment and a series of implementing statutes enacted by Congress, the administration of election statutes so as to treat white and black…
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