NAACP Complains To UN About Voter Suppression

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    The attack is on to pad Obama's voting block with voter fraud. The NAACP is attacking all the methods being used to prevent voter fraud.

    The only obvious voter fraud that has been aired on national TV comes from the Black Panthers and Eric Holder. But I don't see them complaining about that.

    The NAACP says voting rights are being whittled down at every stage of the electoral process. First of all, the registration of new voters is being impeded in several states by moves to block voter registration drives that have historically proved to be an important way of bringing black and Hispanic people to the poll.

    Four states – Florida, Iowa, Kentucky and Virginia – continue to withhold the vote from anyone convicted of a criminal offence. In Florida, offenders who have completed their sentences have to wait at least five years before they can even apply to restore their right to register to vote.

    Across the US, more than 5 million Americans are denied the right to vote on grounds that they were convicted of a felony, 4 million of whom have fully completed their sentence and almost half of whom are black or Hispanic.

    Other measures have reduced the ease of early voting, a convenience that is disproportionately heavily used by African-Americans. Even more importantly, 34 states have introduced a requirement that voters carry photo ID cards on the day of the election itself.

    Studies have showed that the proportion of voters who do not have access to valid photo ID cards is much higher among older African-Americans because they were not given birth certificates in the days of segregation. Students and young voters also often lack identification and are thus in danger of being stripped of their right to vote.

    In Texas, a law has been passed that prevents students from voting on the basis of their college ID cards, while allowing anyone to cast their ballot if they can show a permit to carry a concealed handgun.

    Benjamin Jealous, the NAACP's president, said the moves amounted to "a massive attempt at state-sponsored voter suppression." He added that the association will be urging the UN "to look at what is a co-ordinated campaign to disenfranchise persons of colour."


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/05/civil-rights-naacp-voter-warning
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    If you can't win honorably based on past performance or sound argument - CHEAT! It's the democraps way.