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View Diary: Miami-Dade shuts down voting (UPDATE: Will reopen for voters by 5pm) (150 comments)

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  •  UNBELIEVABLE. Someone call the Justice Department (39+ / 0-)

    It simply cannot be legal to disenfranchise people like this!

    Where is the US Civil Rights Commission? ?? ???

    USCCR booklet: Getting Uncle Sam to Enforce Your Civil Rights

    Voting

    Federal laws prohibit discrimination in voting practices on the basis of race, color, previous condition of servitude, sex, disability, being a member of a language minority, or age if you are 18 years of age or older. The prohibition because of race or color is directed against the United States, state and local governments, and private organizations such as political parties. Your right to vote in general interest elections cannot be restricted by classifications on grounds other than residence, age, and citizenship, unless the classification serves a compelling state interest.

    If you think you were discriminated against when you tried to vote or register to vote, immediately complain to local voting officials, and contact the nearest United States Attorney’s Office (see page 79) or write to the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice at the address below. You should also complain if you were discriminated against in campaigning for office, or when you took part in a political meeting, signed up other voters, or served as an election official or poll watcher, or if you think a change in local voting laws has a discriminatory purpose or effect.
    To file a voting complaint with the Department of Justice, write to:
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Civil Rights Division
    Voting Rights Section
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20530
    (202) 514-4609
    Fax: (202) 307-3961
    TTY: (202) 514-0716
    www.usdoj.gov/crt/crt-home.html

    US Attorneys

    FLORIDA—MIDDLE DISTRICT
    Robert Timberlake Federal Building
    400 North Tampa Street, Suite 3200
    Tampa, FL 33602
    (813) 274-6000
    Fax: (813) 274-6246

    FLORIDA—NORTHERN DISTRICT
    111 North Adams Street, Suite 400
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    (850) 942-8430
    Fax: (850) 942-9577

    FLORIDA—SOUTHERN DISTRICT
    Federal Justice Building
    99 Northeast Fourth Street
    Miami, FL 33132
    (305) 961-9000
    Fax: (305) 530-7087

    Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

    by Catskill Julie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 12:42:03 PM PST

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