Election Day is 223 days away.
If the voter suppression by voter ID scheme has its intended effect, the 2012 election will be a remix of the 2000 election debacle. Minority voters will be disenfranchised and their votes cast aside.
In a recent op-ed, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman connected the dots between Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law and voter ID laws that are pulling the ground out from under millions of voters. Krugman wrote:
What is ALEC? Despite claims that it’s nonpartisan, it’s very much a movement-conservative organization, funded by the usual suspects: the Kochs, Exxon Mobil, and so on. Unlike other such groups, however, it doesn’t just influence laws, it literally writes them, supplying fully drafted bills to state legislators. In Virginia, for example, more than 50 ALEC-written bills have been introduced, many almost word for word. And these bills often become law.
And ALEC, even more than other movement-conservative organizations, is clearly playing a long game. Its legislative templates aren’t just about generating immediate benefits to the organization’s corporate sponsors; they’re about creating a political climate that will favor even more corporation-friendly legislation in the future.
Did I mention that ALEC has played a key role in promoting bills that make it hard for the poor and ethnic minorities to vote?
The forces that would take us back to the future are not playing around.They are spending millions of taxpayers' dollars -- our money -- to suppress voter turnout.
The Cost of Freedom Voter ID App will help voters navigate a process that is disenfranchising by design. Will you step up and help voters caught in the taxpayer-funded voter suppression scheme?
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