Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Real Voting Scandal of 2016 - The New Yorker

More important, they have turned attention away from the real voting-rights scandal of 2016. This was the first Presidential election since the Supreme Court’s notorious Shelby County v. Holder decision, which gutted the Voting Rights Act. Several Republican-controlled states took the Court’s decision as an invitation to rewrite their election laws, purportedly to address the (nonexistent) problem of voter fraud but in fact to limit the opportunities for Democrats and minorities (overlapping groups, of course) to cast their ballots.

via www.newyorker.com

I knew it!

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Comments

"the (nonexistent) problem of voter fraud": every grown-up American with whom I've discussed voter fraud, be he or she a Dem or GOP supporter, has agreed that there's quite a lot of voter fraud and that it's overwhelmingly to the Dems' advantage. Maybe they have been a generation that's more frank about such things.

Posted by: dearieme | Dec 6, 2016 12:50:28 PM