Law Forum : Courts are finally pointing out the racism behind voter ID laws

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Courts are finally pointing out the racism behind voter ID laws

Laws targeting minority voters are no different today than they were during the Jim Crow era


Last week, a federal appeals court struck down North Carolina’s omnibus voter suppression law — a law so jam-packed with voting restrictions targeted at poor, minority communities that its moniker was the “monster law” ...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/08/03/courts-are-finally-pointing-out-the-racism-behind-voter-id-laws/


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Judge blocks North Dakota's voter identification law


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota's voter identification law after a group of American Indians said it unfairly burdens them — the latest court ruling against voting laws that critics say disproportionately affect minorities.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland issued a temporary restraining order and criticized the state for its 2013 repeal of provisions that let people without valid IDs vote if someone vouched for them or if they signed an affidavit swearing they were a qualified voter ...



https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-blocks-north-dakotas-voter-identification-law-203438169--election.html



FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, blocked North Dakota's state's voter identification law after it was challenged by a group of American Indians, who alleged it unfairly

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This Georgia County Keeps Electing White People Because It Discriminates Against Minorities: Lawsuit

“There’s a disconnect between the leadership in Gwinnett County and the reality of the diversity”



WASHINGTON ― Minorities made up more than half of the population of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 2010. But thanks to discriminatory election rules, the county has never elected an African-American, Latino or Asian-American candidate to any county office, voters and civil rights groups alleged in a federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit filed Monday ...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lawsuit-georgia-voter-racial-discrimination_us_57a8b7c6e4b06adc11f0b1de


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Presidential primary voting in Doraville, Georgia in 2008


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NAACP leaders arrested during voting rights protest in Virginia


(Reuters) - NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and Stephen Green, the body's youth director, were arrested on Monday in a congressman’s district office in Virginia over a six-hour sit-in protest on voting rights, the NAACP said.

The men were cited for the protest at the office of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte in Roanoke, Virginia to demand restoration of parts of the Voting Rights Act, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a statement ...



https://www.yahoo.com/news/naacp-leaders-arrested-during-voting-rights-protest-virginia-052303507.html


NAACP President Cornell William Brooks poses backstage during the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok


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This Georgia County Keeps Electing White People Because It Discriminates Against Minorities: Lawsuit

“There’s a disconnect between the leadership in Gwinnett County and the reality of the diversity”



WASHINGTON ― Minorities made up more than half of the population of Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 2010. But thanks to discriminatory election rules, the county has never elected an African-American, Latino or Asian-American candidate to any county office, voters and civil rights groups alleged in a federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit filed Monday ...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lawsuit-georgia-voter-racial-discrimination_us_57a8b7c6e4b06adc11f0b1de


JOHN AMIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Presidential primary voting in Doraville, Georgia in 2008


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I understand that there is a lawsuit pending to address these issues but nevertheless we see once again where there is blatant and obvious tampering ( redrawing districts) with the voting process to secure white candidates...This is the type of nefarious and contemptuous intentional subjectively biased acts of collusion that white folks get away with as though it's another morning of eggs and bacon for breakfast..They will go to any extreme to maintain power and we need to match that behavior...The link below reinforces what you are speaking about brother Clyde:
Diluting The Minority Vote
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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I understand that there is a lawsuit pending to address these issues but nevertheless we see once again where there is blatant and obvious tampering ( redrawing districts) with the voting process to secure white candidates...This is the type of nefarious and contemptuous intentional subjectively biased acts of collusion that white folks get away with as though it's another morning of eggs and bacon for breakfast..They will go to any extreme to maintain power and we need to match that behavior...The link below reinforces what you are speaking about brother Clyde:
Diluting The Minority Vote

Thanks for the additional information, quite timely and relevant brother Al D.

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Coming from a country that has a national ID, I don't understand the problem. Here if you have a cedula you can vote, no cedula no vote! A foreign resident's cedula has NO VOTA on the back. Cedula's are given when you reach the age of 18 (voting age) they are renewed every few years. IN the US don't you all have a social security number why not use that as the voter ID.
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Coming from a country that has a national ID, I don't understand the problem. Here if you have a cedula you can vote, no cedula no vote! A foreign resident's cedula has NO VOTA on the back. Cedula's are given when you reach the age of 18 (voting age) they are renewed every few years. IN the US don't you all have a social security number why not use that as the voter ID.

No doubt, voting in America needs an overhaul. And below is as simple as it gets, and should be done:

"Cedula's are given when you reach the age of 18 (voting age) they are renewed every few years."

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