Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Stand up as real and true patiots of this country and democracy and stop this slowwalze towards fascismTo DoRestrictions on votingEarly votingthinkprogress.org/.weblocFirst introduced in Indiana in 2008, new “photo ID” laws have thepotential to disenfranchise 3.2 million voters, mostly poorer residentsand minorities.Georgia, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.five states – Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia –have reduced their early voting periods as well.In Kansas and Alabama, those wishing to register to vote must nowprovide proof of citizenship first.Making it harder to restore votingrights.Michigan is currently considering a bill similar to Florida’s, but withjust a 24-hour window to submit voter registration forms. In Maine,the Republican-controlled legislature has taken a different path,choosing to repeal the state’s 38-year-old law allowing citizens toregister to vote at the polls on Election Day.
www.brennancenter.org/.weblocPhoto ID laws.Voter ID laws. Proof of citizenship laws. Making voterregistration harder. Reducing early and absentee days. Florida is justone of 23 states that have laws restricting traditional registrationdrives, Florida has dominated voting rights news for its attempts to restrictregistration and early voting , for its questionable voter purge , for the localelections officials whove opposed such measures, and for the flurry of lawsuitsthat have followed.At least 180 restrictive bills introduced since the beginning of 2011 in 41states.27 restrictive bills currently pending in 6 states.25 laws and 2 executive actions passed since the beginning of 2011 in 19states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine,Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, SouthCarolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia,Wisconsin).17 states have passed restrictive voting laws that have the potential toimpact the 2012 election(Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, SouthCarolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, andWisconsin). These states account for 218 electoral votes, ornearly 80percent of the total needed to win the presidency.Of these, restrictions from 19 laws and executive actions are currently ineffect in 14 states (Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, NewHampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin).
AnalysisIdentification laws (read a detailed summary of laws passed since thebeginningFlorida’s lawmakers passed unnecessary electoral reforms in 2011 torestrict voter registration drives and to cut off early voting hours—Backers of the law, which was passed last year by FloridasRepublican-controlled Legislature and signed by RepublicanGovernor Rick Scott, say it is intended to fight voter fraud.Mother Jones feb15 PaulAbowdGov. Rick Snyder put Louis Schimmel in charge of Pontiac lastSeptember, invoking Public Act 4, a recent law that lets thegovernor name appointees to take over financially troubled citiesand enact drastic austerity measures. Under the law, passed lastMarch, these emergency managers can nullify labor contracts,privatize public services, sell off city property, and even dismisselected officials.Bush and Chaney were both very successful business people.Lacked was a moral compassSuper packsFrom food stamps to vouchers