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Letter: SCOTUS Voter Rights decision detrimental to democratic process

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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:15 pm | Updated: 3:18 pm, Mon Jul 1, 2013.

The Supreme Court’s decision has not only put a big hole in the Voter Rights Law, it has also put a big hole in our basics for our Democracy to survive. Congress in 2006 overwhelmingly passed the Voter Rights Act, which made sure our elections were fair and gave the rights for all of our citizens to Vote. To now ask a radical-leaning Congress to rewrite the basics of this law could have nothing but radical and racist conclusions. Far from the democracy our great country is suppose to be.

With our country still dealing with blatant racism, voter suppression will be right around the corner. The only way to avoid pure disaster to our basic right to vote and the very thread of our democracy is to make sure Congress does act in a bipartisan way to accommodate all that want to vote no matter of race color or religion. To have it any other way, we will be no better than many other countries in the world that do not have a true democracy and we go to war over. I would hope our democracy will prevail and not lean on racism or voter suppression. The people of our great country deserve the right to vote. It is now up to our elected officials to make sure that happens.

John Chiazza


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