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How some states are restricting the right to vote – Part 2

Posted By Levi

August 28th, 2012 7:54pm

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So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind-it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen...Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Part 1, I pointed out how some states are restricting the rights of their citizens to vote in the upcoming presidential election. These states, mainly those controlled by Republican governors and state legislatures, have passed laws to restrict the voting rights of many of their citizens in various ways. Many voting experts have pointed out that these laws will have a disproportionate effect on minority voters. See this story, Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Hits Philadelphia Blacks, Latinos Harder. One of the ways in which they are doing this is making it harder for citizens to register to vote. In order to vote, you must first register. If you are not registered, you cannot vote. (If you live in New York City and would like to register to vote, click here. Currently, about 54 mi Read More