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NAACP Asks UN To Investigate US Election Laws

From CNS News:

NAACP Urges U.N. to Investigate America’s ‘Racially Discriminatory Election Laws’

By Patrick Goodenough | Thurs September 27, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Charging that millions of citizens, two-fifths of them black, have been denied the right to vote because of felony convictions, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called on the United Nations this week to investigate America’s “racially discriminatory election laws.”

Who knew being a convicted felon was a race? That you are born that way?

An NAACP delegation visiting Geneva hosted a panel on the “disenfranchisement” of U.S. citizens and addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is in session in the Swiss city…

The NAACP urged the U.N.’s “special rapporteur” on racism to investigate “racially discriminatory election laws,” and said the HRC should then make recommendations that would restore the political and voting rights of all citizens…

“Today, nearly 5.3 million U.S. citizens have been stripped of their voting rights on a temporary or permanent basis, including more than 4.4 million citizens who are no longer incarcerated,” said Lorraine Miller, who chairs the NAACP national board’s advocacy and policy committee.

“More than two million are African American, yet African Americans make up less than 13 percent of the U.S. population,” she said…

This is the second NAACP visit to the HRC in six months. Last March NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous addressed the council on voter ID and other laws, which he said would “disproportionately block members of minority groups from voting.”

“These voter-suppression laws include so-called strict voter-ID laws, cutting of Sunday voting, early voting and same-day voter registration, and the reimposing of notoriously racist bans on formerly-incarcerated people voting,” he said.

Many countries require photo ID to vote, including Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Italy — and even Mexico.

So if it’s not racist in Mexico to require a photo ID, how come it is racist to do so in the US?

As CNSNews.com reported at the time, among those listening to Jealous’ appeal for HRC support were representatives of countries whose citizens have no right to vote freely, including one-party states Cuba and China; and Saudi Arabia, where men can only vote in municipal elections and women have been barred from even that limited right…

Libya is also on the HRC.

But the sad thing is the goals of the NAACP have more in common with some of these one party countries than they do with the rest of the US.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, September 27th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “NAACP Asks UN To Investigate US Election Laws”

  1. Petronius

    Those convicts didn’t get there on their own.

    Somebody else built those prisons.

    Somewhere along the line a great unionized teacher taught them Basic Marxism 101.

    There are a lot of smart people in there.

    Because a community organizer taught them how to use the government as a weapon to steal from the rich.

    Besides it wasn’t their fault –– a video made them do it.

  2. captstubby

    there is something to consider about this .

    like our

    Legal

    System, you are tried by your peers.

    so,

    seeing that our politicians our crooks, why can’t their peers vote for them.

  3. GetBackJack

    Photo ID,s public voting booths, Voter ID

  4. What about all those dead people who are disenfranchised? Not by the voter ID laws, but because of all the conservative dirt packed in on their coffins. How are brain eating zombies, or the existentially challenged, supposed to get to the polls if there is no early voting. Do you realize how long it takes to get from the family crypt to the polling places without a hearse? Not to mention the problems associated with rotting limbs falling off on the way to vote? If you’ve only got one rotting leg still attached to your corpse, it takes that much longer to get to the polls because you have to hop or [sniffle… tear welling up in my left eye] even crawl. Where is the fairness man?

  5. What about all those dead people who are disenfranchised? Not by the voter ID laws, but because of all the conservative dirt packed in on their coffins. How are brain eating zombies, or the existentially challenged, supposed to get to the polls if there is no early voting. Do you realize how long it takes to get from the family crypt to the polling places without a hearse? Not to mention the problems associated with rotting limbs falling off on the way to vote? If you’ve only got one rotting leg still attached to your corpse, it takes that much longer to get to the polls because you have to hop or [sniffle… tear welling up in my left eye] even crawl. Where is the fairness man?

    Seriously?

  6. wirenut

    Not
    Achieve
    Accuracy
    Consitutionally
    Panhandler’s
    That’s the best I can call them, anyone else?


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