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Originally posted by maybereal11
reply to post by fleabit
Understood...BUT once upon a time they used to quiz African Americans at the voting boothe on the constitution and give them a reading test.
It was a form of humiliation aimed at suppressing specific demographics of voters.
People who have suffered financially are likely to be looking for dramatic change in DC.
I can't help but believe their is a shame factor at having someone announce your home was foreclosed on when you go to the polling station.
The way this was announced in advance makes me believe it is a subtle form of Voter suppression. If it is a legitimate concern then they can simply ask for proof of current residence without checking foreclosure notices. Social Security/Voter Registration/Drivers Liscense Numbers would seem sufficient to exclude double voting without the public shaming.
The right of suffrage is a fundamental Article in Republican Constitutions. The regulation of it is, at the same time, a task of peculiar delicacy. Allow the right [to vote] exclusively to property [owners], and the rights of persons may be oppressed... . Extend it equally to all, and the rights of property [owners] ...may be overruled by a majority without property....