Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back To The Future

Voting rights in pre revolutionary colonies

"Leading colonists associated democracy with disorder and mob rule, and believed that the vote should be restricted to those who owned property or paid taxes."

Lose your house, lose your vote - Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African American voters

"The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.
“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses..."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the states ended the practice of limiting the vote to property owners back in, oh, around Andrew Jackson's time for christsakes.

11/9/08 10:20 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

It's astounding. Really, how can they get away with this?

12/9/08 12:24 AM  

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