VOTER SUPPRESSION: A Look at the G.O.P.’s Attempt to Steal the 2012 National Election
Every person 18 years old and older should be encouraged to participate in their RIGHT as a citizen of the United States and VOTE.
As the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama settled in after getting sworn in, some in the opposition party; Republicans set out a strategy to never allow the historic reality to happen again (special meeting at Caucus Room Restaurant) . Their strategy was nothing new. It was successfully used after the Civil War during the period called “Reconstruction” when some thwarted the rise of African-American political leadership. Up until the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965, it was in full throttle as many who had to right to vote, were intimated or otherwise denied their right to vote.
The current ruse of the suppression was an excuse to allegedly stop voter fraud. Was it a solution looking for a problem that never existed? Many, think so. Yet, there has been very little, if any abuse. Why would a person risk prison to cast an illegal vote?
No doubt, ever since President Obama became President, Republican governors supported by G.O.P. leadership has crafted an onslaught to change legislation targeted at those most likely to support President Obama or the Democratic party. Surprisingly, laws were changed and only recently has the electorate finally awakened to challenge what is an obvious attempt to minimize the vote or make it difficult for those who enjoyed their “voting right” in 2008.
The Issue is not I.D. but changing the type of I.D. which is acceptable. So, in order to comply with the new I.D. (even though it may be free), a person is challenged or other wise inconvenienced, just to get something that in 2008 was perfectly acceptable!
Voter suppression comes in many forms. The sole objective is to make it difficult for a person to vote, if not stop them from voting all together. At the recent Democratic National Convention, Congressman John Lewis recants “what it use to be like.” It is unbelievable to think that approximately 50 years ago, many thought such tactics would come to an end. But as you can see from the data presented, Voter Suppression is the tool used to manipulate voter participation.
JOHN LEWIS AT RECENT DNC. BACK IN THE DAY IT WAS “HOW MANY BUBBLES ARE IN A BAR OF SOAP??? OR HOW MANY JELLY-BEANS ARE IN THE JAR?”