Voting rights are essential to maintaining a democracy; without them nations quickly devolve into oligarchy and then autocracy...
The police departments have always discriminated against people they don't like. If you have a Biden bumper sticker or a Darwin fish, you will be more likely to be charged with an offense that the police would let a good Christian off with. The police assume most black men are poor and they are. The police don't like poor white people either. They assume all poor people vote Democrats for handouts. Most of the poor whites, including the ones who died during covid are Republicans at heart. The altruistic Democrats keep trying to provide government money to keep the poor from suffering, where as the sadistic Republicans keep trying to take government money away from the poor to make them suffer! The left tries to grow love and the right grows hatred of others they don't approve of. The left wants to evolve in the right wants to go back till before the dark ages, where they were tortured, enslaved, starved... They are very slow learners. Fake religions have short circuited their brains on purpose
We do this by standing along side the black community, assisting them in getting out the vote. I went through this in GA; they need our help. Drive them to polling places, stand in line with them. Just abide by them and support their efforts. They know what the real deal is; this is nothing new to them. After the 2016 election (which I believe the Republicans stole), this one older black gal friend of mine commented when I asked her if she thought the same, 'Girl, you know it. Ummhmmm.' Trump et al. made such a big deal out of accusing the Dems. of voter fraud; well, best defense is an offense. 2020 too, except they didn't get away with it, thanks to so many mail-in ballots (which can't be hacked).
The Supreme Court once thought of as fallback for righting challenges made to oppose human rights of every citizen. They are now woven into the cloth of bigotry that is advanced by far right Magas , the Heritage foundation and Republicans in general.
The idea is to alter voting as we knew it for minorities and Democrats .
Judges have gone along with these Voter suppression tactics from every angle, resulting in a severely skewed and and distorted election process and outcomes.
From Citizens United to the backing of Republican steered suppression for minorities, purging voter rolls with no real reason other than the fact that those purged are African Americans who tend to vote for Democrats.
This has been deemed acceptable by the far right members of the Supreme Court.
In states like Florida where black , brown and LGBTQ citizens have been terrorized by their governor (Head Terrorist Ron De Santis.)
Its going on in all corners of this country thanks to the crooked policies sanctioned by Trump and his Maga followers and the 6 Far Right Judges on the Supreme Court who also represent the acceptance of corruption in their numbers.
They defend, they defy ,
Their arrogant ignorance assists them on their journey to complete acceptance of authoritarianism.
Yes we are there.
This is why I claim that the house is illegitimate. We would not have a Republican Majority if they did not steal the election. The Slogan this election should be Stop the Republican Steal in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Utah, Texas, Arkansas, Ohio
Then for removal of people from the rolls we should not forget Tennessee.
they were not alone with Florida. It has been made easy in several states.
https://www.democracydocket.com/analysis/in-seven-states-removing-voters-from-the-rolls-just-got-easier/ The fact that this is going on just seems crazy.
People died for the movements that got the Constitution amended for Americans to vote. Trying to take away their franchise is indecent.
Kudos to Thom and Greg Palast for trying to protect and get out the vote.
And speaking of indecent, every year that passes since the Trump presidency, the more comfortable Republicans become with oppressing people. Taking away voting rights must be the most UN-American thing someone can do. It dishonors the memory of those who fought and gave life and limb for our country.