Voter suppression is a huge issue that has affected the Black community for many years. More recently, the Supreme Court has met over deciding to purge voters from a list because they have not voted in past elections consistently. Roland Martin talks with the leader of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill about the fight to keep voters rights.
“This is a case challenging whether a state can begin the process of purging voters from the role based on the fact that a voter has not voted over a series of elections,” explained Ifill.
The act of not voting is considered a form of expression because people may not always like the candidates presented to them. Sometimes a candidate can come who excites people and prompts them to vote.
“It violates the rights of voters,” to take them off the list informed Ifill. “Once they are removed from the roles it’s very rare that they will re-register.”
If you’d like to get more information about voter suppression and the work that Ifill and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is doing head over to naacpldf.org
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