2016: the first presidential election in 50 years without Voting Rights Act protections


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Yeah, but that was to protect black voters, right? Not like it would protect Bernie supporters of any skin color, since the primary elections are all state run, am I right?


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Fucking Bingo!


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These laws, nominally aimed at preventing voter fraud, systematically deny[ing] the franchise to the voting blocs that were essential to the Obama presidential wins in 2008 and 2012 [also feign preventing voter fraud].

FTFY.


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Pre-clearance would have prevented the primary debacle that happened in Phoenix.


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…and this is how Trump wins.

No, the Trump campaign isn’t going to draw many of the mythical “centrists”.

They don’t have to, when they have a gaggle of white “open carry” advocates standing outside every voting booth.


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