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Moving to extremes on voting rights

Check out this new report by Pro Publica on what’s happened to voting rights across the country since the U.S. Supreme Court last June struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder.

It’s the visual that gets you. Two maps, showing the movement of voting laws across the country from less restrictive to more (from light yellow to red), reveal how quickly lawmakers reacted to the court’s ruling and passed restrictive voting measures.

Here’s the country, pre-Shelby County:

before-shelby2

And here’s the country post-Shelby County:

AfterShelby

 

North Carolina’s change has been most striking, moving clear across the spectrum.

“What North Carolina did was definitely at the extreme of practices in this country,” Yale University law professor Heather Gerken said in the report. “So if anything is vulnerable to a suit, it’s likely to be the North Carolina law. 

6 Comments

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    June 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Things finally look to be moving to the center on this. You gotta admit, the bad old days of democrats multi voting, pulling in dead people, and lining illegals up to vote are finally numbered. Anything to finally get fair elections where you know the person voting is who they say they are is progress.

  2. Alan

    June 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    PURE…TIN…FOIL…HAT… nonsense from exactly who we expected to hear it from. And typically, not one ounce of “evidence” to support the crazy talk. But I guess he needs to post something here since that’s what he’s paid to do.

    At times I wonder if he even gets embarrassed by what he posts, then I think to myself…no, these people have no sense of embarrassment whatsoever.

  3. LayintheSmakDown

    June 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    PURE….T…..CRAZY…TALK….TROLLING….IN….CAPS….BY…ALAN/ML. Thanks for dragging the IQ level on this board down to negative points as usual. Oh, and as far as evidence I see you have not provided any….as usual.

  4. Alan

    June 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    LSD, your childish comments get more asinine by the day. Please explain what “evidence” I need to cite. base d on post above, are you having trouble understanding basic English?

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    June 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    MORE…..ALAN…..CRAZY TALK…with no evidence to boot.

  6. Alan

    June 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Evidence of what, precisely?

    Still having issues with the concept of reflection…?