posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe
I was referring to your comment that
In other words, the Georgia State Government (strongly republican) have been using the voter verification
system to deny minorities (not illegals) their right to vote. This crap's been going on for years in Georgia.
The reason the panel of judges (in October of last year) made Georgia ask the DOJ was because of a requirement that was imposed on Georgia (in 1965)
because they (along with 42 out of the 48 states) had Jim Crow laws from 1876 and 1965 - 50 years ago next year. It was NOT because “this crap’s
been going on for years in Georgia”. Read it again. The Jim Crow laws were blatantly discriminatory and, I’ll repeat, were used by 42 out of the
48 states - not just 1 or 2. Do you really
believe that Georgia’s been following Jim Crow practices since 1965? I can guarantee you the ACLU
would have been involved before now if they had.
If they’ve been doing this “crap” ever since then why would the U.S. Supreme Court be considering whether to release Georgia from the 1965
requirement to get approval from the DOJ when they want to change election law?
Separately, the U.S., Supreme Court is considering a challenge to the portion of the Voting Rights Act requiring Georgia and select other states
to seek approval before tinkering with election law.
So, again, I ask.. . Please provide proof of the "crap" that's been going on for years in Georgia.
You think this has anything to do with the black community (which would have been the community that one would traditionally have thought Georgia
would discriminate against)? Why then was it that the Mexican American defense fund was the one who brought suit? It has everything to do with
illegals. Don’t believe it doesn’t.
But the ACLU and the Mexican American defense fund sued, saying the efforts amounted to a "systematic purging" of rolls just weeks before the
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