voter suppression

cucavotingFifty years ago yesterday, four little girls were killed when white racists dynamited the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. The African-American congregation had been active in the push for civil and voting rights in the segregated South.

But now that a misguided Supreme Court has overturned key provisions of the Voting Rights Act — a law prompted by the nation’s disgust at the Birmingham bombing and the arrests, demonstrations, riots, and murders that followed — the struggle for the right to vote continues.

Sarah Silverman explained the issue last year, when Republicans began their campaign to pass bogus “voter ID”  laws: [Mas…]


Why worry about sending bogus mailers and erecting hateful billboards to suppress poor, minority, elderly and student voters? The Republican National Committee’s VoteRite app makes it easy! iPhone and Android compatible. (NSFW language.)

You want to vote? First, you need to jump over these hurdles (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 16, 2012 Cartoons
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RELATED: Sarah Silverman explains the ‘voter fraud’ fraud (NSFW video)

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Heritage Month Highlights (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 24, 2012 Cartoons
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Sarah Silverman explains the ‘voter fraud’ fraud (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz September 21, 2012 El Now
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Sarah Silverman explains how right wing forces are trying to disenfranchise millions of Americans with bogus “voter ID legislation” and how you can fight back. (Totally NSFW language.)

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Meet the new hate – same as the old hate (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA July 31, 2012 Cartoons
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Florida voter fraud crackdown finally snares a live one

by Elise Roedenbeck June 1, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LA FLORIDA) Even as the U.S. Department of Justice seeks to shut down Florida’s effort to disenfranchise voters, state officials are overjoyed that their purge of voter role has finally nabbed a real fraud, even if their case is a dog. Much to the relief of Republican witch-hunters who were under fire […]

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