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October 4, 2015

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letter to the editor:

Red states are discriminating

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court gave permission to every red state to change their voting rights before the 2014 election.

There were dozens of attempts in the red states to change voting rights before the 2012 election, but all attempts failed due to an amendment to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Now, that amendment no longer exists.

I never thought the Supreme Court would commit such a vile act. How low can the Supreme Court sink?

There will be restrictions on the demographic groups that traditionally vote Democratic. The Republicans lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections.

The brain trust of the Republican Party will be working overtime to devise a plan to make it difficult or impossible for many Democratic voters to cast their vote.

Maybe they will attempt to re-establish poll taxes and literary tests. They will make every effort toward new redistricting, gerrymandering and voter ID laws.

Four red states have already announced plans to implement voting changes that already ruled discriminatory. The groups targeted by the Republicans will include blacks, Hispanics, college students, the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

Watch evil at work with all the new voting rules that red states create. Why is it that only red states discriminate? What have we come to as a country? Can canceling civil rights be far behind?

The Middle East had an Arab Spring; maybe we will have the USA Fall. We have red state dictatorships.

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