“Every year…the nonwhite proportion of the electorate grows by about half a percentage point — meaning that in every presidential election, the minority share of the vote increases by 2 percent, a huge amount in a closely divided country.” This explains, for example, why Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona are turning purple instead of staying red. ”

By 2020…nonwhite voters should rise from a quarter of the 2008 electorate to one third. In 30 years, “nonwhites will outnumber whites.”  Which is why “whites,” and especially white men, seem so determined this election cycle to make it harder for nonwhites to exercise their right to vote.

via How Voter ID Laws Are Being Used to Disenfranchise Minorities and the Poor – Andrew Cohen – Politics – The Atlantic.

The American system of democracy holds at is center the fundamental rights of political liberty and equality.  The notion that everyone person [with some “exceptions”] has the right to exercise their vote and that each vote cast counts equally.  While we have over the course of this experiment in popular governance placed reasonable, albeit, minor restrictions on the right of citizens to vote; namely those convicted of felonies or who lack citizenship, recently we as a nation also seem to have made it our goal to “legitimately” disenfranchise as many voters as possible.

It is almost as if the elite, ruling class of America have created a sort of game whereby they test the limits of constitutional credulity by seeing how many Americans they can prevent from voting, all in the name of “preserving” the system.  One must prove that they are who they say they are, and in some cases, that they aren’t who others think they are.  How much harm can come to a system where someone uses a college id to vote instead of a state issued identification card?  Why is a gun license a more legitimate form of identification than a military id?  What is our goal, to preserve the system from fraud or to preserve the system from the people?

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