Disenfranchisement

How CO Beat Back a Restrictive Voter ID Law

How CO Beat Back a Restrictive Voter ID Law
Once again, there was an effort this week to make voting more difficult in Colorado. Known as the “Reduce Voter Identity Theft Act,” the bill proposed to get rid of several permissible IDs that can now be used to vote: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. This can lead to disenfranchisement and was fortunately voted down and suspended indefinitely. So how did Colorado do it?
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Take the Test: Would You Have Been Able to Vote in Louisiana Prior to the Voting Rights Act?

Take the Test: Would You Have Been Able to Vote in Louisiana Prior to the Voting Rights Act?
Here is an example of a "literacy" test used in Louisiana in 1964. On its face, the test is "unbiased." However, the test is clearly designed so that no one can truly succeed.
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