Category Archives: Voter Suppression

Julian Bond (1940-2015)

JB Horace Julian Bond, a foot soldier, a civil rights leader, and a man who embodied the term #BlackLivesMatter. He was one of the youngest founding members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and he founded the Southern Poverty Law Center.  He was elected Board Chairman of the NAACP in 1998. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1975, and in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986. He was also the voice that narrated the PBS documentary that chronicled the history of the Civil Rights Movement, “Eyes on The Prize”. At his decease, Julian Bond was 75 years old.

America, we have lost a great leader!

In an April, 2015 interview at Brandeis University, Mr. Bond talked about voter suppression, his disdain for how Lyndon Johnson was depicted in the movie Selma and he talked about the Republican-led hostility against President Barack Obama.

“He is a black man. That’s the reason he’s engendered so much animus. That’s the reason people don’t like him, because he’s a black man. That’s the only reason.”

As Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, wrote on the organization’s website: “With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. He advocated not just for African-Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination, because he recognized the common humanity in us all.”

Mr. Julian Bond will be buried at sea in a private ceremony. Rest in peace and power, Mr. Bond!

Will the Supreme Court Dismantle the Voting Rights Act?


The Fifteenth Amendment assigns Congress — not the Supreme Court — the responsibility of ensuring that no citizens are denied their right to vote. Section 5 has faced at least two constitutional challenges in the past, and survived both of them.

Read the full article by Raul A. Reyes, Attorney; USA Today Columnist at

The Voting Rights Act of 1965:

Last Minute Directive by Ohio’s Jon Husted Could See Legal Votes Discarded & Swing the Election

The Ohio Secretary of State, John Husted is a coward. He’s done everything in his power to suppress, block and disenfranchise voters in the state of Ohio. He is not worthy of the office. The latest effort to influence the 2012 presidential election in Ohio as reported by The Cleveland Leader.

“It appears that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, is on a mission to suppress Ohio voters.  During the weeks leading up to Election Day, Husted has tried everything he can come up with, even defying court orders, in order to make sure that fewer people can vote early, and now get their vote counted.  A last minute directive issued by Husted could now invalidate many legal provisional ballots.”

Read full article at

Man Tied To Va. GOP Arrested In Voter Form Destruction

More GOP voter suppression shenanigans. See the full story by Ryan J. Reilly at Talking Points Memo at the link below.

“A Pennsylvania man employed by a company working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by investigators from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s office on Thursday and charged with destroying voter registration forms.”

Tricksters Trying To Suppress Vote With Deceptive Phone Calls


The tricks of the GOP just don’t stop. What to watch out for in the swing states of Florida and Virginia. These Republicans will stop at nothing to steal this election. What disturbs me the most is that the GOP projects their own voter fraud tactics on black and hispanic voters. Follow the link below for the full story by Dan Froomkin at the Huffington Post.

“Some African American, Spanish-speaking and elderly voters in Florida and Virginia are apparently being targeted by anonymous voter-suppression groups trying to trick them or intimidate them into not voting in the November presidential election, according to election officials and voter protection organizations.”,b=facebook