Voting Rights Act Gutted

Great Seal of the United States.

I was sorely disappointed to read in the Republic this morning that the Supreme Court has gutted key provision of the federal Voting Rights Act. Of course, the VRA [Department of Justice VRA webpage] hasn’t kept AZ politicos from undercutting democracy at every turn (consolidated elections, stripping local jurisdiction over campaign signs, refusing to mail primary ballots to all independent voters). But now we’ll see just how self-serving and corrupt our politicians REALLY are.

This is the worst decision since Citizens United stripped requirements for honesty and transparency in campaign finance and political contributions.

Chief Justice Roberts said,

Blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare. And minority candidates hold office at unprecedented levels.

Not so blatant anymore because the establishment has gotten much better at insidiously undermining the principles of democracy.

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