An absolutely massive win for Democracy that will have serious repercussions as the GOP was arguing partisan gerrymandering was okay using NC as their example…
THIS ISH IS HISTORIC!!!!
The states shown in light red had voting restrictions in place for the 2012 election. Those in darker red had restrictions in place for the 2016 election. States shown in the darkest red have put voting restrictions in place since last November’s election.
A more eloquent expression of what I’ve long thought/feared (I recommend reading the whole article, but here’s the gist):
“During his presidency, Barack Obama was under considerable pressure to initiate prosecutions against officials in the George W. Bush administration. Even before taking office, Obama strongly signaled that he would not do this, suggesting that ‘we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.’
In 2009, he added, ‘At a time of great challenges and disturbing disunity, nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past.’
…Prosecuting political rivals and their associates is a tactic of authoritarians, and it reeks of authoritarianism…
It tells people who dissent, or who support rivals to current leaders, that they may be at risk. It turns opposition into an act of courage, rather than an exercise of rights.”