President says right to vote under attack

| April 13, 2014

Of course there will be those who argue about “potential” fraud (despite the fact that evidence shows that election fraud is not a widespread phenomenon) but the truth is some elements of this society, particularly the privileged oligarchy, have been trying to put the genie of political empowerment back in the bottle since day one. And, let’s not get it twisted. Historically, no one political party has had the monopoly on trying to suppress the political voices of those who don’t resemble the ruling class. Seasons changes but the weather remains the same. The real fraud is how agents of the oligarchs are able to get their minions to pass laws that legalize voter intimidation and the disenfranchisement of the poor, elderly, “minorities” and those who have paid their debt to society. But, that’s the strategy of a ruling class—pass laws that make the immoral legal.

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

The Associated Press

NEW YORK AP — In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.”The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference.Obama waded into the acrid debate over voting access in an election year where control of the Senate, now in the hands of Democrats, is at stake, as is Obama’s already limited ability to push his agenda through Congress.Republicans say the voting measures guard against voter fraud, but Democrats say they erode the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama’s path in politics.

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