|Voter lines Arizona 2016 Primary|
Arizona will do anything it can to prevent the minority vote and it did prior to the March 22, Primary by shutting down several voting locations…mostly where blacks and Hispanics live. Tucson, to the south, had twice as many places to vote in Pima County than Phoenix in Maricopa, and is one-third the size of Maricopa. Tucson is also much more liberal. But it isn’t just Arizona, it is all over the country in Republican controlled states.
MSNBC reports, “North Carolina’s voter ID law and other rule changes kept a significant number of would-be voters from the polls, reports suggest. And ID laws in Texas, Alabama, and Virginia also appear to have had an impact.” NCs Governor is a Republican, as is Arizona’s. It was redistricting that has created these pockets of GOP control and the only way to solve the problem is for Progressives to come out in November in local elections and vote it down.
And here are the facts to back all this up. ThinkProgress has the shocking numbers; “…researchers found that in primary elections, a strict ID law could be expected to depress Latino turnout by 9.3 points, Black turnout by 8.6 points, and Asian American turnout by 12.5 points.” And this is just what Republicans are shooting for, repression of voters that vote for Democrats. In addition, the young vote waits until Election Day so how many Bernie Sanders voters were lost?
There’s more from ThinkProgress: “The impact of strict voter ID was also evident in general elections, where minority turnout plummeted in relation to the white vote. ‘For Latinos in the general election, the predicted gap more than doubles from 4.9 points in states without strict ID laws to 13.5 points in states with strict photo ID laws,’ the study found.” If the American public doesn’t find this completely unacceptable, then, the empathy of this country is in the sewer.
Like I said before, it isn’t just Arizona, No. Carolina or the other states mentioned, it’s wherever you find a “wake” of Republicans. Wake is the name for a group of buzzards.