More examples of unchecked institutionalized voter suppression determining election outcomes instead of voters

No rally, no petition, no election will matter if we continue to allow elected leaders to steal the votes of people of color. It is criminal.  It is shameful.  It is immoral.

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Comment by Ron Powell on June 19, 2017 at 3:06am
Comment by koshersalaami on June 19, 2017 at 6:22am

The extent to which America has become undemocratic and, worse, the extent to which our elected leaders are uninterested in protecting democracy is both shameful and frightening. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on June 19, 2017 at 7:03am

All too true.  R&L

Comment by MV Neland on June 19, 2017 at 2:23pm

Makes me wonder what living in a feat accompli corporatocracy will be like.  We're very close to that now, especially with Trump.  Preventing a chunk of the votes from the most marginalized classes allowed that. Of course, who else's vote CAN they steal and get away with it?  Our system has once again walked itself to this moment where a group can blatantly break decency law after electoral law after financial law with near impunity and be welcomed as "Deliverers" and defended by political, religious, and media adherents. Many corporations, after all, came here long ago for the sole purpose of exploitation sans rules and to establish state religion, perpetual indebtedness and serfdom, and racial slavery. All clearly stated and debated desires that barely get shelved just to be taken back down and dusted off after a short spell and retried in some fashion or revision.

But, I think the 1920's showed that the public expects meaningful goods or there will be hell to pay, but give them those, and some level of being treated decently within certain social spheres, then many people might miss their democracy, but not too much. Are we in a struggle for democracy in the end or for a version of a  kinder corporate hegemony versus a complete and utter kleptocracy?  Maybe different groups of us are struggling each for different goals. I keep being reminded of Starhawk's apocryphal book The Fifth Sacred Thing written in the early 90's or before.  Worth a read if you haven't.


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