Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Onion's hilarious take on voter suppression

There's nothing funny about the new Jim Crow laws that are springing up all over. Their purpose of the cleverly misnamed "voter ID" laws is to prevent minorities, seniors and students from voting. They do it by requiring ridiculously difficult-to-get IDs. ALEC and extremist politicians are behind these laws.

The Onion manages to find humor in the new wave of voter suppression.
Here are a few "sample" restrictions from the satirical newspaper:

  • Nevada: Polling places will no longer supply ballots; voters must bring their own
  • Ohio: Voters must present valid Republican Party membership card
  • Tennessee: All registered voters must show up at polling areas with at least one normal-looking coworker who promises that voter is cool

Read the whole thing here.