Steve Sack cartoon: Voter discrimination

  • Article by: Steve Sack , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 7:01 PM
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ollie3Jun. 25, 13 8:54 PM

Sorry, I'm no conservative, but how does this make discrimination legal? The VRA required--and rightfully so--certain areas of the country to prove their innocence. At some point you have to give the guilty a chance to show they've been reformed, a second chance. If not now, when? What standard?

tooty123Jun. 26, 13 1:02 AM

Discrimination is still very much alive in the US. Now, the states of TX, NC, Al, GA can pass any discriminatory voting bill they want. And, they said they will start tomorrow. Someone will have to contest these laws being passed and it will linger for years in the great abyss of the court system. They don't have to prove any more whether it is discriminatory or not BEFORE it is enacted. What a shame to go backward to the 60's.

milkman53Jun. 26, 13 4:26 AM

Attempts to restrict the ability of people to vote in state prohibited from making unapproved changes to their voting requirements were well documented and commented upon before the last election. However, these same discriminatory changes were proposed in states not covered under section 4. Maybe what the Court is suggesting is voting rights should be uniform and controlled in all states from the federal level and all states should be covered by the requirements of section 4.

Willy53Jun. 26, 13 6:48 AM

Sorry, Ollie, those states were still trying to pass restrictive voter registration but Milkman 53 has a good point. Everywhere Republicans are trying to circumvent the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It will be most problematic in those states covered under section 4. Legislation needs to make odious new attempts at voter suprresion clearly illegal.

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