Sunday, August 19, 2012

ALEC Voter ID and its Iterations - ARE About Race

Ohio Secretary Of State Removes Democratic Members Of Election Board For Supporting Weekend Voting
By Judd Legum posted from ThinkProgress Election on Aug 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

In a dramatic move, Ohio Secretary of State John Husted immediately suspended two Democrats on a county election board after they voted to allow weekend voting.

Earlier, Husted issued a directive canceling weekend voting statewide. In 2008, Ohio offered early voting on the weekends and thousands of voters cast their ballot during that time.

And then there is this – also on Think Progress
Ohio GOP Election Board Member: Our Voting Process Shouldn’t Accommodate Black Voters
By Aviva Shen on Aug 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s recent decision to prohibit early voting on nights and weekends in all districts has many concerned about the effect on voter turnout in the state, particularly among low-income and minority communities. But one Republican Party chairman is content to suppress votes among this vulnerable demographic. Doug Preisse, chairman of the Republican Party in Franklin County, which contains the city of Columbus, admitted in an email to the Columbus Dispatch that black voters would now have a more difficult time voting:

I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine. Let’s be fair and reasonable.

Yeh – like there aren’t some white folks that live in those neighborhoods too.
Notice how he doesn’t even think about the white folks that might be affected.
But – Voter ID isn’t about white folks, is it?????

Voter ID – racism at it’s finest and this should pretty much prove it to everyone.

Oh - by the way - Husted is ALEC ALUMNI!!!

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