Sunday, October 14, 2012


Tea Party True Colors

In Abridging the Vote, Devin Burghart and Leonard Zeskind document the concerted efforts within the Tea Party movement to suppress Black and Latino voting in North Carolina. Lest some be inclined to write North Carolina off as an aberration, the special report -- published by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights -- notes that the Tea Party affiliate True the Vote is actively organizing to intimidate non-white voters and elections officials in 30 states.

By aggressively challenging the voter registration, identity and eligibility of prospective voters, the Tea Party stormtroopers plan amounts to malicious harassment of a form we haven't seen in the South since the 1960s. Because of this Klan-like plan to make non-white citizens afraid to vote, equal rights in the United States could take a huge step backward--if we let it.


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