State Governments Moving To Restrict Voter Registration
Clearly these are challenging times. Our national political dialogue has, for the most part, been reduced to a school yard brawl in which name calling has replaced civil discourse and truth has been sacrificed to satisfy questionable political agendas. What is equally disturbing is that there is a movement underway in a number of states to enact restrictive and abusive voter ID laws under a thin veil of “preventing voter fraud.”
Legislation already passed in Ohio could deprive nearly 900,000 citizens—mostly seniors, low-income individuals, students, the disabled and people of color—of their voting rights. A similar law was passed in Texas, and more laws are being considered in 20 other states.
With the 2012 election rapidly approaching, this kind of unconscionable behavior could prevent millions of people from exercising their right to vote. Call this Democracy? You’ve gotta be kidding!