July 8, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Reuters – Texas To Test 1965 Voting Rights Law In Court
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Republicans see the writing on the wall. Demographics are shifting in this country, shifting in a way that is not good for a party of old white men. It is therefore the goal of the Grand Old Party to get as few people to the polls as possible, with a preference towards those for which the 1965 voting rights act did not apply.
It’s remarkable to me how open Republicans are in this voter disenfranchisement initiative. Sure, they don’t spell it out, but they aren’t going out of their way to mask their true intentions either. The idea that new photo ID laws are about voter fraud is a fraud itself. Old, white Republicans need to find a way to keep their party viable in an increasingly diverse America. This is a last ditch effort of a dying brand.