Dear Representative McDermott;

I am writing to ask you to give your full support to the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014. This bill would set a new formula for preclearance after the old formula was thrown out by the Supreme Court. It would help make sure that future elections are fair throughout the country.

Preclearance is a vital to make sure that states that consistently violate people’s rights aren’t able to get away with it. This formula will give states the chance to get off of the list, as well as making sure that violators of a more recent vintage are watched by the Justice Department.

Your support, and the support of as many members of the House as possible, will help make sure that all citizens have the chance to vote. This vital and fundamental right needs as much support in Congress as possible, and I hope that includes you.

Thank You

Carl Ballard

You can find your rep here. I’d encourage you to write them on this or anything else.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The SCOTUS decision may be a blessing in disguise. The GOP’s voter suppression efforts aren’t confined to the deep south. I’ve felt uncomfortable about states like Ohio and Wisconsin being left off the pre-clearance list.

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    It’s quite amazing that even teahadist Congresscritters were outraged enough by Scalia and his ilk to back a real honest-to-god strong rewrite of the pre-clearance rules.

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    Deathfrogg spews:

    If every eligible voter actually voted, the “Conservatives” would never be elected to office. They know that full well.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 That’s because they’ve deluded themselves into thinking polling places in northern cities are overflowing with dead people and illegals.