A Fraudulent Case
The ugly parallels between Jim Crow and modern vote-suppression laws.
Posted Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at 6:32 PM ET
An elderly black woman in Tennessee can’t vote because she can’t produce her marriage certificate. Threatening letters blanket black neighborhoods warning that creditors and police officers will check would-be voters at the polls, or that elections are taking place on the wrong day. Thirty-eight states have instituted new rules prohibiting same-day registration and early voting on Sundays. All of this is happening as part of an effort to eradicate a problem that is statistically rarer than heavy-metal bands with exploding drummers: vote fraud.
Read the full story here: Slate Magazine
- Worse than Jim Crow (atung.net)
- Minority Vote Suppression: Ohio Republicans Pass Restrictive ‘Jim Crow’ Voter ID Law (therealwithdarylanddevon.wordpress.com)
- The Other Disenfranchisees (lezgetreal.com)