Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Voter Suppression

The new voter suppression law in Pennsylvania looks like something jointly crafted by Kafka and Orwell.  The complexity and maddening delays built into it will discourage many.  It is estimated that as many as 750,000 Pennsylvanians will be disenfranchised.  In 2008 Obama won the state by 600,000.  Enemies of the law are organizing to help people who've lost their vote, but the time required to handle each case is overwhelming.  There is hope that the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will vote to overturn early next month (he voted to block the fraudulent state legislature apportioinment law).

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