The Associated Press is out with a study of the 2012 election concluding that the black voter turnout rate exceeded the white turnout rate for the first time. It’s almost certainly true that black turnout was higher than white turnout last fall — but that also was true in 2008.
I keep wondering if the reason that cartoonists keep drawing the KKK members as representing this tired, old, feeble idea is that it’s the only thing they can draw. Give it a rest, Rob, people aren’t buying it anymore.
No pretending needed those “Democrats” became staunch “Republicans” when LBJ pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
I am sorry this is a bunch of crap it was harder for me to vote last time . We do need more checks on voters there was a story were a women voted at least 6 times in the last election she sent In a absentee ballot for herself, her brother , her niece, and someone else who lived in her house from time to time and she voted at the polls herself and so did her niece. I am sorry one person 6 votes and you say it is harder for blacks to vote. And I think they should spend more time checking the votes out and this lady should lose her voting rights. Also she worked at the voting place how many people did she vote for that did not show up at the polls
With only 20,000 members, I’m surprised that the KKK is still being used as a bogeyman.
There’s nothing illiterate about Walker’s post. If you didn’t understand it, then you’re the one with a literacy problem.
The Supreme Court held 5-4 that the Voting Rights Act is still valid. However, the metrics that are used to decide which areas of the country are more likely to need oversight by the DOJ to ensure no voter suppression are too old to continue to be used. Sort of understandable, but the South is still the South…Regardless, the Court directed Congress to determine where the likely pockets of voter suppression might be to direct DOJ as to where their oversight is needed. Of course, Congress won’t do anything about anything, so this effectively trashes the law, making it open season for voter suppression from here forward. Those are the facts. Spin them the way you want.
I would like to believe that the United States is a post-racial society. I’d like to, but I don’t.
KKK was invented by the right wing. For a long time, the right wing in the South was strictly Democratic, because they hadn’t forgiven the Republican Party for taking away their slaves. Eventually, they realized that the Republican Party had vastly more in common with their views (thanks to an aggressive publicity campaign called the Southern Strategy), and switched to the Republicans, en masse. They now make up the majority of that party.
“So they are going to look into voter fraud places like Acorn?”
Been there, done that. Five years ago. Try to keep up.
Will not do anything about voting machines that can be easily “adjusted” to count incorrectly, so voter fraud is just a phrase.
Um, I thought that’s what I said. Congress will do nothing, so this effectively negates the law. But if you can say it more clearly than I, have at it.
No party or politician has a monopoly on racism. But, for those of you that think this is only the purview of Democrats, I recommend finding Mr. Nixon’s description of the Southern Strategy. Also, consider why Mr. Reagan announced his candidacy in Philadelphia, Mississippi, starting with this sentence: “I believe in States’ Rights.” I believe it will be educational.
I’m an old, skinny, white guy, and I didn’t have any trouble voting last time.Since I was a military brat, I had my birth certificate and social security card. Had to go home to get a second proof of residence and paid the $54.25 poll tax….er ID fee.Yep, only took me 30 minutes because I had to wait for 2 people who gummed up the system because they requested mail in ballots and then showed up at the polls. So those people didn’t vote twice, I am sure.
Gresch, dig just a little deeper and it would help if you read read the two comments in question first.
this was a very stupid move. It took years for the ability for some folks to vote. When it seems more patriotic to encourage everyone who is a citizen to vote, it would be a step in the right direction.By blocking whole groups from voting is very bad.Gerrymandering is a very real form of cheating and putting up arbitrary barriers to voting is bad too.The best thing would be to get rid of the out-dated electoral college.
“Poor suppressed Racists”… really? Yeah, I’m not getting it. I guess it’s easy to make comments about things like that when you don’t know who you’re talking to, or about… or care to ask. Try again Player 1.
Bill Clinton’s mentor? You mean the oft-cited and respectable J. William Fulbright? An early hero of mine for his anti-war stance in the 1960s. And a strong majority of the GOP have no quarrel with “Latinos” – so long as they don’t have to pay their Hispanic maids and gardeners a fair wage or side with them on citizenship issues or encourage them to vote. And as GOP opinions of black people go, they probably don’t understand why slavery can’t be voluntary.
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