Tag Archives: Voter Suppression
Justice Ginsburg called the law ‘purposely discriminatory’ and said it would disenfranchise ‘more than 600,000 registered Texas voters.’ By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | October 22, 2014 AUSTIN — The pre-dawn decision of a majority of Supreme … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : The Supreme Court’s irrational Texas voter ID decision
The United States’ political system, we are told repeatedly, is the gold standard for the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 Through her decades of entertaining on stage and screen, [Joan] Rivers developed numerous … finish reading :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’
Political cartoon by John Darkow / Columbia Daily Tribune. Image from FireIntheBelly. Voter suppression is a hallmark of today’s Republicans If it took nearly 100 years to assure racial fairness in voting under law, then it might take longer than 48 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Voter Suppression is Republican Hallmark
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, 1965. Photo from AP. The right-wing war on democratic rights:Voting rights, immigration reform imperiled Lost in both the partisan spin and rhetorical legalisms is that the scale of political power is … finish reading Tom Hayden : The Right-Wing War on Democracy
RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Tova Andrea Wang & Harvey Wasserman on Voter Suppression in America
Author Tova Andrea Wang and journalist Harvey Wasserman were Thorne Dreyer’s guests on Rag Radio, produced in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.Rag Radio podcast:Tova Andrea Wang and Harvey Wassermanon voter suppression in America By … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Webb Dreyer : Tova Andrea Wang & Harvey Wasserman on Voter Suppression in America
Political cartoon by Adam Zyglis / The Buffalo News / The Cagle Post.‘Lazy’ people, voting rights, andRepublicans caught with their pants down As the saying goes, most people work for their money, but a few people are able to let … finish reading Carl Davidson : ‘Lazy’ People and Voting Rights
Boss Tweed: “As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?” Cartoon by Thomas Nast /Harper’s Weekly, October 7, 1871. Image from Scoop Independent News.Will nine GOP governors electronicallyflip Romney into the White House? … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Could Nine GOP Governors Flip the Vote?
Political cartoon by Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant. Image from Collin Dems.Will the GOP steal America’s 2012 election? Would the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, the Chamber of Commerce, and their related billionaires spend tens of millions of dollars to win … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Will the GOP Steal the Election?
Image from OB Rag.Stop the hemorrhaging:Save democracy while we can Democracy movements must try to stop the stolen elections now, and delegitimize any mandates claimed from them in the future. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 3, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Save Democracy While We Can
Graphic from Other Means.Today’s Republicans findnew ways to suppress democracy By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2012 Registering the poor to vote ‘is like handing out burglary tools to criminals.’ — Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Suppressing Democracy 101
In a landmark report, the NAACP directly takes on the new Jim Crow tactics passed in 14 states. Image from NAACP.org.Has America’s stolen election process finally hit prime time? By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Defending Democracy Against Stolen Elections
The top photo is the captured still from a video (see it here) put out by True the Vote that alleges “Democrats” manipulate elections. Digital Dupes then reported that it appeared that some of True the Vote’s evidence might be … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Attacks on Voting Rights in Houston