GOPers Are Bringing Back Post-Reconstruction-Era Voting In N.C.

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GOPers Are Bringing Back Post-Reconstruction-Era Voting In N.C.

Starting at the end of Reconstruction following the Civil War, North Carolina and other states used official and unofficial means to stop poor and black citizens from voting. North Carolina’s 1900 constitution required that voters pay a poll tax and be judged as literate by the local voter registrar, who could choose tough questions for some voters and easy questions – or none – for others. The constitution also included a grandfather clause that exempted from the poll tax those entitled to vote as of January 1, 1867. Between 1896 and 1904, nearly all black voters, including many thousands who had voted before, were removed from the voting rolls, and nearly all black officials were driven from office.

It took 70 years for the federal government to end these practices with the 24th Amendment to and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But since the Supreme Court struck down in 2013 a crucial tenet of the Voting Rights Act, it has become all too easy for an extremely conservative legislature like North Carolina’s to roll out its voter suppression agenda.

History Repeating.

Come on America, get it together.
 

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GOPers Are Bringing Back Post-Reconstruction-Era Voting In N.C.

Starting at the end of Reconstruction following the Civil War, North Carolina and other states used official and unofficial means to stop poor and black citizens from voting. North Carolina’s 1900 constitution required that voters pay a poll tax and be judged as literate by the local voter registrar, who could choose tough questions for some voters and easy questions – or none – for others. The constitution also included a grandfather clause that exempted from the poll tax those entitled to vote as of January 1, 1867. Between 1896 and 1904, nearly all black voters, including many thousands who had voted before, were removed from the voting rolls, and nearly all black officials were driven from office.

It took 70 years for the federal government to end these practices with the 24th Amendment to and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But since the Supreme Court struck down in 2013 a crucial tenet of the Voting Rights Act, it has become all too easy for an extremely conservative legislature like North Carolina’s to roll out its voter suppression agenda.

History Repeating.

Come on America, get it together.
Because of course, asking for an ID (and making them cast a provisional ballot, not turning them away) is the same as charging someone to vote or someone giving you a test right before you vote.

/sarcasm
 

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GOPers Are Bringing Back Post-Reconstruction-Era Voting In N.C.

Starting at the end of Reconstruction following the Civil War, North Carolina and other states used official and unofficial means to stop poor and black citizens from voting. North Carolina’s 1900 constitution required that voters pay a poll tax and be judged as literate by the local voter registrar, who could choose tough questions for some voters and easy questions – or none – for others. The constitution also included a grandfather clause that exempted from the poll tax those entitled to vote as of January 1, 1867. Between 1896 and 1904, nearly all black voters, including many thousands who had voted before, were removed from the voting rolls, and nearly all black officials were driven from office.

It took 70 years for the federal government to end these practices with the 24th Amendment to and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. But since the Supreme Court struck down in 2013 a crucial tenet of the Voting Rights Act, it has become all too easy for an extremely conservative legislature like North Carolina’s to roll out its voter suppression agenda.

History Repeating.

Come on America, get it together.
Because of course, asking for an ID (and making them cast a provisional ballot, not turning them away) is the same as charging someone to vote or someone giving you a test right before you vote.

/sarcasm
The North Carolina State Board of Elections found that over 300,000 voters who are already registered — and are disproportionately black and low-income — lack the type of photo ID that the new law requires. Ending Sunday voting means the end of the popular Souls to the Polls, a growing tradition in which black churchgoers go to vote together. Finally, the new law prohibits paying canvassers to conduct voter registration drives, which have often been organized to register low-income and minority voters.

 

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History Repeating.

Come on America, get it together.
Because of course, asking for an ID (and making them cast a provisional ballot, not turning them away) is the same as charging someone to vote or someone giving you a test right before you vote.

/sarcasm
The North Carolina State Board of Elections found that over 300,000 voters who are already registered — and are disproportionately black and low-income — lack the type of photo ID that the new law requires. Ending Sunday voting means the end of the popular Souls to the Polls, a growing tradition in which black churchgoers go to vote together. Finally, the new law prohibits paying canvassers to conduct voter registration drives, which have often been organized to register low-income and minority voters.

And if they are lacking it, they cast a provisional ballot while the government figures out if the person is a valid voter.

I personally think if you find voting to be important enough, you go the day of the election.
 

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History Repeating.

Come on America, get it together.
Because of course, asking for an ID (and making them cast a provisional ballot, not turning them away) is the same as charging someone to vote or someone giving you a test right before you vote.

/sarcasm
The North Carolina State Board of Elections found that over 300,000 voters who are already registered — and are disproportionately black and low-income — lack the type of photo ID that the new law requires. Ending Sunday voting means the end of the popular Souls to the Polls, a growing tradition in which black churchgoers go to vote together. Finally, the new law prohibits paying canvassers to conduct voter registration drives, which have often been organized to register low-income and minority voters.

And not one non black person goes to church? the laws apply to all people of NC.
 

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Because of course, asking for an ID (and making them cast a provisional ballot, not turning them away) is the same as charging someone to vote or someone giving you a test right before you vote.

/sarcasm
The North Carolina State Board of Elections found that over 300,000 voters who are already registered — and are disproportionately black and low-income — lack the type of photo ID that the new law requires. Ending Sunday voting means the end of the popular Souls to the Polls, a growing tradition in which black churchgoers go to vote together. Finally, the new law prohibits paying canvassers to conduct voter registration drives, which have often been organized to register low-income and minority voters.

And if they are lacking it, they cast a provisional ballot while the government figures out if the person is a valid voter.

I personally think if you find voting to be important enough, you go the day of the election.
Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
 

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections found that over 300,000 voters who are already registered — and are disproportionately black and low-income — lack the type of photo ID that the new law requires. Ending Sunday voting means the end of the popular Souls to the Polls, a growing tradition in which black churchgoers go to vote together. Finally, the new law prohibits paying canvassers to conduct voter registration drives, which have often been organized to register low-income and minority voters.

And if they are lacking it, they cast a provisional ballot while the government figures out if the person is a valid voter.

I personally think if you find voting to be important enough, you go the day of the election.
Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
So to decode this ,all that is need it no personal responsibility.
 

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And if they are lacking it, they cast a provisional ballot while the government figures out if the person is a valid voter.

I personally think if you find voting to be important enough, you go the day of the election.
Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
So to decode this ,all that is need it no personal responsibility.
Being able to jump through the hoops that Republicans put up is a personal responsibility?
 

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections found that over 300,000 voters who are already registered — and are disproportionately black and low-income — lack the type of photo ID that the new law requires. Ending Sunday voting means the end of the popular Souls to the Polls, a growing tradition in which black churchgoers go to vote together. Finally, the new law prohibits paying canvassers to conduct voter registration drives, which have often been organized to register low-income and minority voters.

And if they are lacking it, they cast a provisional ballot while the government figures out if the person is a valid voter.

I personally think if you find voting to be important enough, you go the day of the election.
Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
Going to a polling place is not "hard."

and if you want to bus people to a polling place, do it yourself.
 

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Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
So to decode this ,all that is need it no personal responsibility.
Being able to jump through the hoops that Republicans put up is a personal responsibility?
Showing up to a polling place with a valid ID is not "jumping through hoops"
 

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While the USA applauds free elections in Iraq they try to inhibit free elections in the USA.
The hatred for their fellow citizens is shocking.
 
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And of this liberally alleged 300K.. how many are prevented from obtaining their proper ID or from casting a provisional ballot until such time as they can prove they are who they are and eligible to vote where they are voting??? ZERO

Elections are bound by election law.. election law states the criteria, including residence requirements, etc.. just as proving that you are 21 when you say you are 21 when ordering a beer, you can be asked to prove who you say you are and live where you say you live when casting a ballot.. if you had no laws governing voting, then you could complain if there are laws requiring such proof when going to vote..

Idiots
 

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Im being asked to prove that I am me before I can vote and that's somehow offensive? I want people to verify that I am me. I don't want people pretending to me voting in my place.
 

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Being able to jump through the hoops that Republicans put up is a personal responsibility?
What hoops? I've never had a problem voting. Granted, I'm far more than intelligent than most people, but it doesn't strike me as a difficult task.
 

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Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
How ever will all of these minorities that Democrats think are all stupid and incompetent sign up for ObamaCare??
 

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Why make voting harder than it has to be?
We need to make the process of voting easier for all Americans not an ordeal. The last election had voters standing on line for hours. There is no excuse for it

You want voter ID? Provide it for free to anyone who wants one. Have vans that will come to your house to provide ID. Help people find documentation if they are missing it

When 99% of Americans have ID, then you can require it to vote. Not when you have 300,000 voters lacking it
How ever will all of these minorities that Democrats think are all stupid and incompetent sign up for ObamaCare??
By default. Smart people wont be signing up for Obamacare.:)
 

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