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September 22, 2014


Supreme Court Frees Texas Attorney General To Suppress The Vote–See What He Tweeted

imageThe Supreme Court ruled today that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. Many claim that the America of today is not the America of 1964. While that is true, many Republicans in Red States seem to think otherwise.

Over the past several years these legislatures have been passing laws to restrict the votes of many particular constituencies. They have taken heed to this most prescient Paul Weyrich’s statement about voting.

“Now many of our Christians have what I call the ‘goo-goo syndrome.’ Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.” —Paul Weyrich, 1980 [Video Here]

If anyone doubt that voter suppression tactics will be effected immediately, one simply need to read the tweets of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

 

 

Texas voter registrars are very restricted. Anyone attempting to register voters must go through training in any county they want to assist in. Texas has 254 counties. Texas has a Voter ID law that was put on ice by a Federal Judge that the Attorney General wants to have effected immediately. Texas ensures that early voting hours do not always coincide with the aggregate demand for its working voters.

This activist Supreme Court has set aside the research of a Congress that overwhelmingly reauthorized the Voting Rights Act. This Supreme Court puts America on its continued path to banana republic status.

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  2. [...] Immediately after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, Texas Attorney General and now Texas Gubernatorial candidate sent out the following tweet. (Full story here.) [...]

  3. […] the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Immediately after that ruling Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott tweeted “Eric Holder can no longer deny #VoterID in #Texas after today’s #SCOTUS decision. #txlege […]

  4. […] of the Voting Rights Act ruling was almost immediate. Texas attorney general Greg Abbott’s response was via […]