Monday, September 29, 2014

Activist Supreme Court Conservatives come out swinging, allow Voter Suppression in Ohio.

The activist justices on the Supreme Court decided, to hell with it, and went to work for Republicans. Why hide it? If flooding GOP candidates with money won't work, why not desperately take out the elections.
"Try and stop us!!!"
We no longer need to debate whether the court is activist. In fact, we’re now looking at what is basically a hostile takeover:
The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio Monday, a day before it was scheduled to begin, temporarily blocking a victory won by voting rights groups in lower courts. Ohio's was the first case to reach the high court, and the conservative majority blocked lower court rulings that would have jump-started early voting Tuesday.

The decision has potential implications for other states, including Wisconsin, North Carolina, Texas and Arkansas.
Here’s what the activist conservative justices allowed to suppress the vote:
Their action, opposed by the court's four liberal justices, reversed a federal appeals court decision that had blocked the state from reducing early voting from 35 to 28 days. The lower court also had ordered the state to restore some evening and Sunday voting that the Legislature had eliminated.

Since the 2010 elections, 22 states have enacted restrictions on voting. In 15 states, the upcoming federal elections will be the first to test their impact.
Ohio Republicans didn't just say it was about voter fraud, like everybody else, but they also claimed they were trying to save money. I’m not kidding. If you didn't get the message before, when the activist court struck down parts of the voting rights act, you got it now. Any questions? 
Today’s decision is harmful to Ohio voters,” State Senator Nina Turner said in a statement, adding, “The same divided court that struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act has now made it immeasurably more difficult for working Ohioans, African Americans, and low income and homeless voters to cast their ballot.”
As for Secretary of State Jon Husted's more restrictive cuts to voting hours? You know how people cheat in the dark of night:
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said Monday evening he will implement the schedule he set in June, which eliminates one Sunday and extra weeknight evening hours from the statewide schedule he set on Sept. 12.

5 comments:

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Impeachment must be put on the table against these arrogant b*stards, and Judge Randa in Wisconsin.

They have to be reminded they are not infallible, and should not act as GOP hacks.

Anonymous said...

Are you arguing that it is unconstitutional for a state to change their election laws on early voting? That seems a bit strange as early voting was not always the norm. Did the state pass an unconstitutional law when they started early voting in the first place? Is there a guaranteed right to a certain amount of early voting that can never be changed for any reason? I understand that you may feel it is wrong to change the early voting periods or times, but I can't see how it would be illegal to change them.

Democurmudgeon said...

Arguing about "constitutional" this and that is mind numbing. Expanding the ability to vote seems like a great way to promote freedom and liberty. You against that? But because state's have the right to regulate the right to vote, the party of deregulation is showing their true stripes. Like guns, I would think even one law restricting a persons ability to vote is a slippery slope, right?

You're enjoying this now, but you haven't seen the end to the hoops you too will have to jump through, and that will also involve online registration too. You're photo ID will be in cyberspace and in someones data base ready for hacking. God you people are dumb asses.

Anonymous said...

My photo ID is already in a state database. I live in TN and when you renew your license everything is done at a computer terminal and they mail you your official license from a central processing station. TN has photo id requirements to vote and it has never been a problem.

Democurmudgeon said...

Never been a problem? Good for you. Now, what about everyone else? The point is, ID doesn't stop anything, and I can't stand liars who say there's a problem. Or stopping a potential problem. And it's just a start. There will be more ways to suppress the vote, that maybe even you will find a little more inconvenient. It's a right that small government conservatives want to over regulate. Perhaps we should do the same with guns? I hope.