State Governments Restrict Voter Registration? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

| October 1, 2011

AgeNation's You've Gotta Be kidding!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!

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  1. admin says:

    Just posted this story and whaddya know, Rachel Maddow highlights a perfect example of one particular state’s attempt at voter restriction. Republican Governor Brownback of Kansas has just introduced a law that would require citizens to produce a birth certificate in order to register to vote – which would disproportionally affect Democratic voters – of course – an illuminating report!

  2. admin says:

    Adam Skaggs of the Brennan Centre for Justice talks with Rachel Maddow about Republican efforts to make it more difficult to register Americans to vote because new voters vote disproportionally Democratic. [VIDEO]