How Voter ID Laws Are Being Used to Disenfranchise Minorities and the Poor

First, let’s call it what it is. The burgeoning battles over state redistricting and voter ID laws — and the larger fight over a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself — are all cynical expressions of the concerns many conservatives (of both parties) have about the future of the American electorate. The Republican lawmakers who are leading the fight for the restrictive legislation say they are doing so in the name of stopping election fraud — and, really, who’s in favor of election fraud? But the larger purpose and effect of the laws is to disenfranchise Hispanic voters, other minorities, and the poor — most of whom, let’s also be clear, vote for Democrats. (More)

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All NAACP chapters east of Raleigh will converge on Wilson this morning for the first of two meetings to be held for their “Civic Engagement/Get Out the Vote” training. The second training will also be held today in Winston-Salem.

The registration for the summit will begin at 8:30 a.m. at OIC, located 801 E. Reid St. The training will begin at 9 a.m.

The Winston Salem summit will begin 3:30 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem. (More)