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How Do You Steal a Dream?
Supreme Court hears suit to kill Voting Rights Act

Greg Palast 

How Do You Steal a Dream?
Supreme Court hears suit to kill Voting Rights Act

For Care2.com
Greg Palast, author, “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps

Sign the petition to Defend Martin Luther King’s Dream Act – here.

Jim Crow is alive and well – and he has mounted a new attack on the law Martin Luther King dreamed of: the Voting Rights Act.

Today, February 27, the Supreme Court will hear a suit brought by Shelby County, Alabama, which challenges the right of the Department of Justice to review changes in voting procedure. Example: Attempts to cut the number of early voting days, to expunge “illegal alien” voters without any evidence, refusing Spanish-language ballots, have been blocked by the Department of Justice and courts because they have stopped Black and Hispanic citizens casting ballots.

Sixteen states are subject to this “pre-clearance” law, every one with a history of Jim Crow rules such as “literacy” tests – Blacks had to recite the Constitution, Whites “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” …more