The Republicans are serious about taking back control of the white house. With elections right around the corner, states like Alabama are taking serious action to stop black people from voting. In Alabama, you need a driver’s license or other form of photo ID to vote, but in the state’s majority-black counties, they’ve certainly made it a lot more difficult to get a photo ID. It’s rather peculiar that this is only happening in majority black sections of the state.
The excuse they are using to close over 31 satellite DMV’s across the state is budget cuts. The hugest impact will be in largely rural black counties that mainly voted for president Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. This is what John Archibald had to say:
Take a look at the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters. That’s Macon, Greene, Sumter, Lowndes, Bullock, Perry, Wilcox, Dallas, Hale, and Montgomery, according to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office. Alabama, thanks to its budgetary insanity and inanity, just opted to close driver license bureaus in eight of them. All but Dallas and Montgomery will be closed.
Closed. In a state in which driver licenses or special photo IDs are a requirement for voting…
Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one.
So you have voter ID that’s required for 29 counties with no place you can get an ID. It could be that the Republicans are going to do what is necessary to ensure an easy victory for our next Republican President. Good thing there is going to be a civil rights lawsuit which seems pretty definite at this point. But I bet that the judge is going to be a Republican.