PART 2: YEA, AMERICA STILL FIGHTS VOTING LAWS

A few weeks ago, I published an article about Texas voting laws where for the third time, the courts struck it down. Here we are again, with North Carolina “surgical racist” voting law the Supreme Court struck down as well. Fifty years later, the “greatest country” is still fighting voting laws, a fundamental right of any citizen in the United States. The monstrosity of HB 589, the North Carolina voting law attempted to disenfranchise thousands of minorities voters, the same tactic with gerrymandering. For the past eight years, the GOP (Gross Old Pinheads) have been relentless in creating discriminatory voting laws arguing voter fraud, when the U.S. has the lowest voter turn.

“For the past 8 years, the GOP (Gross Old Pinheads) have been relentless in creating discriminatory voting laws.”

Reduced early voting days, preventing voter registration and casting a ballot the same day and of course a new voting I.D. (wasting tax payers money) are the elements part of the North Carolina voter I.D. law. These are the same targeting factors Southern States used in their discriminatory voting laws. The GOP (Gross Old Pinheads) believe that by crippling these factors and the highly false argument of cracking down on voter fraud, that in 2017 the legal system will be on their side. However, we no longer live in the 1950’s, therefore the GOP needs to just stop it with these antiquated laws attacking minorities.

“How can there be voter fraud, when the U.S. has the lowest voter turnout?”

How can there be voter fraud, when the U.S. has the lowest voter turnout? The false argument of voter fraud is the only reasoning the GOP has to come up with for discriminatory voting laws. In America, the most difficult issue we have is getting people to vote, every election there is a hard push to register and motivate citizens to the polls. Throughout President Obama second term, he constantly discussed voting in every election, local, state and federal. President Obama is the one who stated, “we are the freest nation with the lowest voter turnout.” And, most recently in France’s election, there was 75% voter turnout, when will the U.S. reach a 75% voter turnout? It is alarming to say “the greatest country” when citizens are constantly marginalized from voting. It is alarming for America still fight voting laws in 2017.

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-voting-rights-north-carolina_us_59039444e4b0bb2d086e58a4?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=politics_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000013&section=politics

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/05/north_carolina_s_voter_suppression_law_was_apparently_too_racist_for_the.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/15/528457693/supreme-court-declines-republican-bid-to-revive-north-carolina-voter-id-law

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-15/u-s-supreme-court-refuses-to-revive-north-carolina-voter-id-law

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