Voting Rights Act of 1965: May I ask a couple of questions?

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    Credence2posted 4 years ago

    Following the speeches made in the public forum by the Attorney General

    In the light of the recent Supreme Court Decision ordering a change in how the Act is applied specifically requiring Southern States to get approval prior to any change of how voting among its citizens is regulated. I reluctantly supported the decision not because we are 'all good now' but because if anything it appears that it needs to be applied nationwide, and it is not fair just to put the spotlight on just the Southern states in this day and age.

    1. What is it with the Right and the integrity of the voting process expressed in their heralding the Voter ID laws, when I hardly hear a peep about bringing this kind of oversight to the absentee ballot process which by its very nature is subject to much more of the fraud that they say is the problem? Does anyone have an idea as to why the discrepancy?

    2. Do you believe that it is ethical for a state to ban a former felon from the polls for life, after he or she has paid their debt to society?  Why or why not