Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Kansas voter suppression law struck down
Here are Sanders' FB comments on this article detailing a federal judge striking down the Kansas law requiring residents to provide proof of citizenship in order to vote. Sanders said:
"Good news: a Republican law to suppress voting rights in Kansas was just struck down by a federal judge. The law caused more than 16,000 voter registrations to be canceled and it blocked more than 31,000 Kansans from registering to vote. Here is the truth. Republican politicians want fewer people to be able to vote because when turnout is low, they win. They are working overtime across the country to suppress the vote of those who might oppose them, including young people, the poor and people of color. If Republicans cannot face free and fair elections, then they should not be running for office in the first place. We must keep fighting all forms of voter suppression."