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  •  Thing is (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, chrississippi

    That kind of thing takes money. The brilliance of the VRA has always been that the districts affected were required to submit possible changes for pre-clearance. Now, these districts can do whatever the hell they want. Sure, people  can try to fight, but now the burden of proof lies with the people rather than the state. Where this is really going to hurt is the small towns and rural areas, places that generally don't even make the news. And places where most people are very poor. And without gaining media attention, no legal defense fund will step in to help these people.

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    by moviemeister76 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 02:46:32 PM PDT

    •  Come On, buck up and roll up your sleeves (0+ / 0-)

      Sure everything takes money, but we can head to the DISCOUNT COUNTER and take advantage of current popular technology.

      We now live in the age of social media running on the Internet highway all over the great old US of A. The Internet is even solidly accessible in downtown Hog maw Georgia. Yeah we will need money to setup the web sites needed for coordinating and processing of the incoming field reports including the management of the "Section 3 reports"  data base storage facilities. We have already demonstrated the power of the Internet to raise the funds needed for one of the most important issues of our time.

      I am thankful for DKOS poster shaso for posting this here today. This is the first reasonable proposal for a fix for today's bad news from the SCOTUS and I for one is certainly ready and eager to run with it. If someone chooses to explore this further COUNT ME IN!

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