Voter Suppression

Voter Suppression and Occupy

There are a handful of things in the political world that genuinely scare me. They tend to be the things that have real power that I individually can’t ignore but can’t do much about; the Tea Party or Sheldon Adelson immediately come to mind. But most recently I learned about True the Vote, “a Tea Party-backed group that has sued states to purge voter lists and plans to train at least 1 million poll watchers this year.” Read that again. They’re training 1 million “poll watchers.” If they reach their goal, that is nothing short of an army. And these so-called poll watchers exist exclusively for the purpose of voter intimidation. They come out and admit it. Their intention is to make voting “Like driving and seeing the police following you” (source). (more…)