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Life Arts    H2'ed 10/16/20

Inside the Republican Plot for Permanent Minority Rule

Gerrymandering, one of many devices of voter repression
Gerrymandering, one of many devices of voter repression
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'Emboldened by the most precise partisan and racial gerrymanders [as a result of Project RedMap launched in time for Election 2010; add to this the gutting of the VRA in 2013] this nation has ever seen, Republican vote suppressors moved on to new quarry, enacting punishing voter ID laws, overseeing mass purges of voting rolls that disenfranchised minority and other Democratic-leaning voting blocs, closing precincts and polling stations, approving restrictions on registration, and even modern-day poll taxes.'

This long, highly educational article summarizes an epidemic of voter suppression that threatens to seat a far-right government for years to come. If the people's vote can't count, democracy will end.

David Daley is author of the blockbusters Raif**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count and Unrigged: How Americans Fought Back, Slayed the Gerrymander and Reinvented Democracy.

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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