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Voting rights - and wrongs

the elusive quest for racially fair elections

by Abigail M. Thernstrom

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Published by AEI Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans -- Suffrage,
  • Elections -- United States,
  • Voting -- United States,
  • Election law -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAbigail Thernstrom.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK1924 .T47 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23208344M
    ISBN 100844742694, 0844742724
    ISBN 109780844742694, 9780844742724
    LC Control Number2009016284

    Get this from a library! Voting rights and legal wrongs: a commentary on S. , the proposed Voting Rights Act of [Virginia. Commission on Constitutional Government.;].   Voting as a Moral Wrong. by Aaron Ross Powell. Facebook. But there’s another side to voting, one that’s considerably less virtuous. When we vote, we aren’t just deciding for ourselves. Most are rights-violating and immoral. Even by voting defensively, you endorse innumerable wicked aggressions against your fellow men.

    Zero Disenfranchisement: The Movement to Restore Voting Rights. The Restoration of Voting Rights Movement — a movement of activists, nonprofits, and other organizations— is gaining great momentum in the fight to restrict and end the use of felony disenfranchisement laws throughout the U.S. and the wrong people are purged from voter.   While people are wasting their time speculating about who will win the presidency more than a year from now, growing dangers to a democratic election, ones that could decide the outcome, are being essentially overlooked. The three dangers are voting restrictions, redistricting, and loose rules on large amounts of money being spent to influence voters.

      Even in those states, confusion engendered by the laws lingers, sometimes deterring voting more effectively than the laws themselves. Some voters don’t realize that registration and polling-place ID requirements are two different things, so that even if they are registered, they still may be prevented from voting. Voting Rights – And Wrongs. Septem 52 min. This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of.


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Before we look at what the Bible says about voting, let us look at how our individual votes count. Song of Solomon says, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.” Foxes sometimes, in search of food, would enter into the grape orchards and devour the grapes and spoil the crop.

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