by Greg Palast forÂ Truthout
They might as well have burned a cross on Dr. King’s grave.Â The Jim Crow majority on the Supreme Court just took away the vote of millions of Hispanic and Africanâ€“American voters by wiping away Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Â I’m directing the Palast Investigative Team to drop all other work for a â€˜round-the-clock investigation of the Theft of 2014 and 2016 elections that the Supreme Court’s ruling sets in motion.Â Help us, join us.
When I say “millions” of voters of color will lose their ballots, I’m not kidding. Â Let’s add it up.
Last year, the GOP Secretary of State of Florida Ken Detzner tried to purge 180,000 Americans, mostly Hispanic Democrats, from the voter rolls.Â He was attempting to break Katherine Harris’ record.
Detzner claimed that all these Brown folk were illegal “aliens.”
But Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act requires that 16 states with a bad history of blocking Black and Brown voters must “pre-clear” with the US Justice Department any messing around with voter rolls or voting rules.Â And so Section 4 stopped Detzner from the racist Brown-out.
I’ll admit there were …more