Of course they don't think there's voter disenfranchisement. In fact, they believe the opposite, they believe there's massive voter fraud, that hordes of liberal voters are illegally voting multiple times or registering dead people to vote.

Don't bother showing them evidence of the facts. Republicans make up their own alternative facts.
Text your address to 520-200-2223 to get a list of your federal and state "representatives"

Then call them up, daily.
Shorter GOP: "If a thing hasn't happened to me personally, it doesn't exist."
if you don't think too good, don't think too much.
When will Democrats embrace Dr King's dream of judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin? Dividing and categorizing people is really just inhumane.
@5: see @4.
@5 That's just it. The content of your character (failing to acknowledge privilege and bias) is just not adequate enough. It has nothing to do with your skin color.
Dear students at my Alma mater: Walsh's statement is beyond reprehensible. You have a moral responsibility to fight tooth and nail to ensure she never holds elected office again. I believe in you. Go Blues.
Okay, as a Brit who's curious about American politics, would one of you be able to explain how Latino people's votes are being undervalued? Is it harder to register over there? Is it more specifically Lantinx who are immigrints/ children of immigrants who have a harder time? Just curious
@9 In the form of a game:
@9 The problem is that in Yakima and other parts of eastern Washington, white people by and large will not vote for candidates with names like Sanchez or Martinez. There was a great analysis of this in the Stranger after the 2012 elections; looking at Steve Gonzalez election to the state supreme court. Its fascinating and worth looking up. When you create voting districts, the likelihood for communities of color to elect representatives increases.
Walsh pondered if voting rights acts are a form of reverse discrimination. I'd love to hear the logic behind that.

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