After Voting Rights Act weakened, Con...

After Voting Rights Act weakened, Congress considers its next step

There are 79 comments on the CBS News story from Jun 25, 2013, titled After Voting Rights Act weakened, Congress considers its next step. In it, CBS News reports that:

With its decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act , the Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively left the fate of a key portion of the landmark 1965 law in the hands of Congress.

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See the Light

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 25, 2013
What are Democrappers crying about now, they already got Illegals voting.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#3 Jun 25, 2013
Yepper the race baiters in the democRat Party are very upset about the ruling...but they'll get over it.

“Emblem of the Brave and True”

Since: Sep 10

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jun 25, 2013
No they aren't considering a damn thing. The voter rights act was weakened because congress chose not to update the law in the first place like the supreme court had originally asked them to do. And why would a republican controlled house consider updating it now when if they kept it as is it would only effect minority votes in republican states and counties. It's letting the fox guard the henhouse on this one.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#5 Jun 25, 2013
The Court ruling says that racism still exist in America but no as it did in 1965. The Section of the VRA Section 5 needs updating. Thought there may not been literacy test, or other extreme measures in those states, Congress has to show new methods of racism in those states to update the formula.

Well given the desire to adopt ID requirements to vote. The new laws only work to disproportionately disenfranchise a greater percentage of minorities in those same states.

The law is that racism doesn't have to be the intentions, but only the appearance of racism has to be founded.

So like Arizona laws were found unconstitutional by the court, the newly adopted Voter ID laws will equally be reversed after a more lengthy legal process through the courts.
Your Ex

United States

#6 Jun 25, 2013
Nomos Soter wrote:
No they aren't considering a damn thing. The voter rights act was weakened because congress chose not to update the law in the first place like the supreme court had originally asked them to do. And why would a republican controlled house consider updating it now when if they kept it as is it would only effect minority votes in republican states and counties. It's letting the fox guard the henhouse on this one.
Darn skippy there, nomos!!
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#7 Jun 25, 2013
Nomos Soter wrote:
No they aren't considering a damn thing. The voter rights act was weakened because congress chose not to update the law in the first place like the supreme court had originally asked them to do. And why would a republican controlled house consider updating it now when if they kept it as is it would only effect minority votes in republican states and counties. It's letting the fox guard the henhouse on this one.
The Republican should have opted to updated the section before 2008, the relative fact of minorities being adversely affected by the new adopted voter ID laws in those States may be index one in allegations of racism designed to disenfranchise minorities again.

In between time, this ruling will only serve to drive minorities to the polls in 2014 to change the entire make up of congress.

“Emblem of the Brave and True”

Since: Sep 10

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jun 25, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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The Republican should have opted to updated the section before 2008, the relative fact of minorities being adversely affected by the new adopted voter ID laws in those States may be index one in allegations of racism designed to disenfranchise minorities again.
In between time, this ruling will only serve to drive minorities to the polls in 2014 to change the entire make up of congress.
Change it to what exactly? Instead of Giant douches in power in the house we have turd sandwiches? Or vice versa in the senate? We have a president that isn't exactly the same president we had before?Maybe we'll add a few more white male millionaires to represent the 500,000-950,000 people in their district. Congress is broken by the very corruption it now runs on. There is no real representation in the house and the senate is handicapped to a rule on filabustering they should have changed at the start of the new session last election. Both chambers enslaved to greed for power and money. How can anything change when we elect people who are financed by special interest lobbies and become indebted to them and their ideologies. If we as a nation of states don't band together and amend what is needed to be fixed in our mutilated constitution then Government will only get smaller as their power gets greater until we are in a despot wishing we hadn't missed an opportunity to do something. A few more minority votes isn't going to matter when the only choices are evil and the lesser.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#9 Jun 25, 2013
Nomos Soter wrote:
No they aren't considering a damn thing. The voter rights act was weakened because congress chose not to update the law in the first place like the supreme court had originally asked them to do. And why would a republican controlled house consider updating it now when if they kept it as is it would only effect minority votes in republican states and counties. It's letting the fox guard the henhouse on this one.
Illegals are the only minority group.

“Emblem of the Brave and True”

Since: Sep 10

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jun 25, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Illegals are the only minority group.
What makes you think illegals even vote? Seriously i'd love to see the data on that.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 25, 2013
Nomos Soter wrote:
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What makes you think illegals even vote? Seriously i'd love to see the data on that.
They aren't supposed to vote but we all know they do. Why else did the Dems fight so hard to keep them from having to show voter ID.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Jun 26, 2013
We think, as a society, that we have advanced beyond the days of kings, queens and dictatorships, but it is just dressed up in different clothing.

We have political royalty, relatives, who are elected just because of their names, not their ability to govern. Think Kennedys, Clintons, J. Jacksons, Bushes, Bidens, CA's Browns, Cuomos, etc.

We're still going around in circles.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Jun 26, 2013
All wars are about territory or religion.

Whether the wars are military or political or social.
OBNTG

Carol Stream, IL

#15 Jun 26, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Court ruling says that racism still exist in America but no as it did in 1965. The Section of the VRA Section 5 needs updating. Thought there may not been literacy test, or other extreme measures in those states, Congress has to show new methods of racism in those states to update the formula.
Well given the desire to adopt ID requirements to vote. The new laws only work to disproportionately disenfranchise a greater percentage of minorities in those same states.
The law is that racism doesn't have to be the intentions, but only the appearance of racism has to be founded.
So like Arizona laws were found unconstitutional by the court, the newly adopted Voter ID laws will equally be reversed after a more lengthy legal process through the courts.
Minorities can't get id's? How do they drive, how do they bank, how do they get on airplanes?
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 Jun 26, 2013
Let's bring the power back to the States.

When power is embedded in the faraway feds, we all do not matter. We are neutered and dominated.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Jun 26, 2013
Anthony Weiner wrote:
So no more special treatment b/c you happen to be black
sounds about right...let's see some ID's !
But special treatment for whites for centuries was okay.....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Jun 26, 2013
OBNTG wrote:
<quoted text>Minorities can't get id's? How do they drive, how do they bank, how do they get on airplanes?
The millions without IDs are mostly poor, elderly, or students, regardless of ethnicity. These same people are less likely to drive, or have bank accounts, or fly on airplanes.

It's not that difficult to understand, unless of course you just want to bash minorities.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Jun 26, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>They aren't supposed to vote but we all know they do. Why else did the Dems fight so hard to keep them from having to show voter ID.
And yet you can't offer any proof of all these supposed illegal voters.....

You hate Hispanics, we get it.
OBNTG

Carol Stream, IL

#20 Jun 26, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The millions without IDs are mostly poor, elderly, or students, regardless of ethnicity. These same people are less likely to drive, or have bank accounts, or fly on airplanes.
It's not that difficult to understand, unless of course you just want to bash minorities.
I am not bashing minorities- the one's really bashing them are people like you. Every voter ID proposal I have seen offered a low or no cost state issued ID for the poor- but actists said "oh that's too complicated". I'm sorry but it is no more complicated than getting a driver's license and if that is too complicated for someone prehaps they should not be voting. As for the elderly- most have ID's if they are on Social Security. The poor have ID's if they are drawing any government support. Students have ID's if they are paying for collage or have student loans. Any other groups you want to talk about?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#21 Jun 26, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>They aren't supposed to vote but we all know they do. Why else did the Dems fight so hard to keep them from having to show voter ID.
Numerous states had voter fraud this last election. Several had more people voting than what was registered to vote.

http://www.wisn.com/Task-Force-Finds-More-Bal...

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/09/17/vote-fr...
Your Ex

United States

#22 Jun 26, 2013
OBNTG wrote:
<quoted text>I am not bashing minorities- the one's really bashing them are people like you. Every voter ID proposal I have seen offered a low or no cost state issued ID for the poor- but actists said "oh that's too complicated". I'm sorry but it is no more complicated than getting a driver's license and if that is too complicated for someone prehaps they should not be voting. As for the elderly- most have ID's if they are on Social Security. The poor have ID's if they are drawing any government support. Students have ID's if they are paying for collage or have student loans. Any other groups you want to talk about?
Sure!
Section 12 of the new law increases the time period a citizen must live in one location in order to register there from 10 days to 28 days. Though seemingly innocuous, the problem is that the five largest colleges in Wisconsin — University of Wisconsin-Madison (40,000 students), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (27,500 students), Marquette University (11,500 students), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (11,500 students), and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (11,000 students)— all had their graduations either the weekend of May 12 or the weekend of May 19, 24 days and 17 days ago, respectively.
Therefore, any student at these schools who registered to vote at school but is now home for the summer will not be permitted to update their registration at their parents’ house because they will have been home for less than 28 days. Under the old law, a student not on campus for the summer would have been permitted to update her registration at the polls and vote because she will have been home (or elsewhere off-campus) for more than 10 days.
As a result, thousands of Wisconsin students will likely be barred from taking part in today’s recall vote.
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/05/4...

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