Pax On Both Houses: Compendium Of Voter Fraud And Voter Suppression Posts
The Daily Show Interviews Republican Official Who Spills Beans On Deliberate Voter Suppression
Masquerading As Prevention Of Voter Fraud
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Republican Party Is "Full Of Racists," Colin Powell's Chief Of Staff
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Despite Strict Voter ID Laws, Alabama Is In The Process Of Closing 45 Of 49 Drivers License Offices
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said budget cuts will result in closing driver's license offices across the state.This will no doubt have a devastating effect on lower-income residents. Considering 18.7% of residents live at "poverty level" and another 8.4% at extreme poverty levels, it's another blow that will surely leave more people behind. Can you imagine a single parent needing to take an entire day—or even two days—to travel to a driver's license office and then wait all day for their turn to take the test?
The agency said the cut will be in phases, with 33 offices closed during the first wave.In January 2016, a further 12 offices will close. By March, all but four offices in the entire state will shut their doors.The offices that will remain open, ALEA said, are Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, and Birmingham.
Perhaps most frightening about these closures is the effect it will have on voting in Alabama, where a conservative legislature passed a law in 2011 which requires a photo ID to vote.Alabama has already been on a steady decline (41% in November 2014) and these closures certainly won't help to bring those numbers up.
Intended or not, these office closures and the strict voter ID law will have an effect on government, policy and even safety (more people like to drive without a proper license) for a long time to come.
We've all been told "driving is a privilege, not a right." In Alabama, even securing a driver's license is about to become a privilege many cannot afford.