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New York Times Endorses New Congressional Bill to Re-do the Federal Voting Rights Act

The Sunday New York Times has this editorial in support of the bill, introduced a few days ago, to re-write the federal Voting Rights Act. Apparently the bill still doesn’t have a bill number.

2 Responses

  1. אני חושב שאם אשתמש בייצוג יחסי טהור בישראל היינו להביא רמה גבוהה הרבה יותר סיפוק ואחדות בין הבוחרים בהשוואה למה שקיים שם עכשיו. נכון לעכשיו, מערכת ד ‘Hondt, מגבילה את מספר הקולות שלספור עד פחות מ 50%. אבל לפי שיטת Hagenbach-בישוף, שאנחנו יכולים באופן מתמטי כמעט כפול מזה בסך הכל ל99% קרובים.

  2. Larry Allred

    This bill is grossly insufficient given the absolute numbers of people who will be effectively disenfranchised by voter ID laws made for that purpose. This has to be a fig leaf for some republicans who think they need it and some democrats uninterested in a conversation or movement towards the abolition of disenfranchising mechanisms, efforts and strategy altogether.

    Since nothing sufficient will pass the 113th congress, the conversation has to move to what abolition looks like, what the courts will have to admit, what’s basically democratic: A constitutional amendment making voting a fundamental right. Its current name is House Joint Resolution 44.

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