Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Voter suppression proposals are dotting the political landscape of our nation. Or, should I say, smearing the landscape? And what's frightening is that they are quietly taking root.

Behind the facade of "voter fraud" that no one has proven, right-wingers in state houses across America are trying to resurrect what amounts to the old poll tax and literacy test. Except, now they are using an alleged need for a "voter ID" as their weapon to keep the right to vote out of the hands of minorities, students and senior citizens.

John W. Boyd Jr., a Huffington Post blogger and a civil rights activist, lays it out better than I can. And it's a chilling scenario.

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