I had seen the initial report about this.
And, then yahtzeebutterfly brought us further links.
Look at this picture.
The red parts are where the majority of Alabama’s Black population lives.
It’s also where the Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be CLOSED.
Still think Voter ID laws aren’t meant to keep folks from voting? What other purpose can they possibly serve? Back in 2011, Alabama passed a voter ID law requiring Photo ID. For most Americans, that’s a driver’s license.
Unfortunately for folks living in Alabama’s “Black Belt” – the state’s 15 mostly Black counties – those driver’s licences are about to become a LOT harder to get. Why? Because on Thursday, October 1, the state’s shutting down a staggering 31 driver’s license offices, leaving only four open.
Officials claim they’re doing this because of budget cuts, but it looks a lot more like the GOP-controlled state legislature wants to keep Black people from voting. After all, this certainly isn’t the first time the state of Alabama’s tried to keep Black people from voting. And now that the majority -GOP Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, they’re free to do it again.
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ON THIS?
WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT ON THIS?
WHERE IS THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ON THIS?