Conservative (Republican-leaning) Supreme Court Justices
As if the Citizens United
Supreme Court decisions weren't enough to secure bought elections, now Conservative SCOTUS justices are making blatantly partisan and racist decisions on voting restrictions. Remember how SCOTUS
struck down Section 4
of the Voting Rights Act
? This is why that law was in place. Certain states have more of a propensity to suppress the black and minority votes.
Last week, US Court of Appeals, ruled NC residents could register on the same day they voted (in early voting). It put the minds of many NC voters at ease. Now this week, SCOTUS changed the ruling two days before the NC registration deadline. This will cost many North Carolinians their right to vote because they didn't know about the latest ruling/deadline. This is what voter suppression looks like.
The NC Republicans are most likely terrified of losing their seats, due to the state's growing citizens protest called, Moral Monday. The GOP will call in every favor and pull every stop before election day. I have believed, ever since attending several Moral Mondays, that the only way the GOP can win in NC, is if they do it dishonestly. The people are pissed, so Republicans are doing just that. Wednesday's SCOTUS ruling, along with the Koch/AFP misleading voting fraud packets that were sent out to over 100,000 NC voters, the GOP might succeed in cheating their way into, once again, owning the majority in the House, Senate, NC Supreme Court, and Governor's seat.
The Supreme Court made a similar ruling in Ohio,
last week, and this will most likely happen in other states
, causing 'confusion' and voting suppression,
Think about it - if the GOP/Republicans felt they were going to win by votes, they would do everything possible to help voters get out to the polls. Instead, they will try to keep people at home on election day, because they know much of the public has had it with Koch-sucking, Republican obstruction. The GOP knows the people want Congress willing to work with the president and for the country, and those citizens will vote accordingly, if they have the chance.
What to do? Share this information (especially with folks in NC). Encourage everyone you know to go register NOW. Don't wait for same day registration. Expect the GOP to try everything they can to suppress voting. Here are some good non-partisan sources to help all voters get the info they need:
Interactive Early Voting Calendar
Rock The Vote - Voting Information
Special thanks to Laura Clawson/Daily Kos, Meteor Blades/Daily Kos
, Joan McCarter/Daily Kos
and Chris Geidner/BuzzFeed
Map meme seen on Facebook Thumbnail courtesy of Lady Grey on Facebook