Ccwatercraft wrote:As far as actively making it harder to vote, I just don't see it, its not that complicated of a process to begin with for the vast vast majority, I'm fine with it requiring at least minimal effort to exercise that right, how much research we as individuals actually do is up to us.
I'm sure you don't see it, you're not the target demographic, doesn't mean it's not happening.
[*] Texas Republican governor orders counties to close multiple ballot drop-off sites - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/01/texas-mail-ballot-governor-orders-multiple-drop-off-sites-closed/5885241002/
What is the point of eliminating ballot drop boxes other than making it harder for specific people to vote?
[*] In 2018, Floridians voted for Amendment 4, which restored the unconditional right to vote to 1.4 million ex-felons, except for those guilty of rape or murder. But DeSantis signed a law requiring former inmates to repay their fines and fees.
This stipulation was never on the constitutional amendment that overwhelmingly passed. The court ruled it isn't illegal for them to require the payment of fines, so that's not the questions. The point is that actually writing a law that creates this new requirement literally takes the vote away from people (some of them are interviewed in the article).
[*] The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down key portions of North Carolina’s strict 2013 voting law on Friday, delivering a stern rebuke to the state’s Republican General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory. The three-judge panel in Richmond, Virginia, unanimously concluded that the law was racially discriminatory
, and it blocked a requirement that voters show photo identification to vote and restored same-day voter registration, a week of early voting, pre-registration for teenagers, and out-of-precinct voting. “Before enacting that law, the legislature requested data on the use, by race, of a number of voting practices. Upon receipt of the race data, the General Assembly enacted legislation that restricted voting and registration in five different ways, all of which disproportionately affected African Americans,”
Motz wrote. “Although the new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision, they constitute inapt remedies for the problems assertedly justifying them and, in fact, impose cures for problems that did not exist.”
This one includes evidence that the voting habits of black North Carolinians were specifically analyzed by the North Carolina legislature, who then passed laws targeting those voting habits.