Post by ck4829 on Oct 6, 2021 23:45:04 GMT
Suppression of voting rights is a real threat in North Carolina
With North Carolina Senate Republicans having recently passed senate bills 326, 724 and 725 — all measures designed to limit voting rights one way or another — it appears their goal is for North Carolina to remain at the forefront of a wave of repressive voter suppression laws sweeping the country.
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, more than 400 proposed voter suppression measures have been proposed in 49 states during the 2021 state legislative session. At least 18 states have fully enacted laws that make will make early voting and voting by mail more difficult and inflict harsher voter ID requirements and make faulty voter purges more likely.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, but that federal remedy remains stalled in the U.S. Senate.
As a result, nationally and locally, voting rights are under attack in ways not seen since the Jim Crow era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2021/10/05/opinion/suppression-of-voting-rights-is-a-real-threat-in-north-carolina/