vendredi, décembre 09, 2011

In Alabama, you still have to pay to vote

Republican legislatures in Alabama, Texas and South Carolina are trying to pass voter ID laws that make it mandatory for people to have a picture-ID to be able to vote. Before, utility bills were sufficient. Requiring a voter ID (typically a driver license) is problematic for large portions of the electorate like the elderly, the poor or minorities who don't necessarily have such thing.

I edited this interview of Rev. Scott Douglas from Birmingham, who bluntly says that these news laws (now effective in 8 states) are "just another way of installing the poll tax."

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