Tuesday after the SCOTUS ruling which struck down section four of the Voting Rights Act, that mandated that regions with a history of racial discrimination had to get federal approval for changes in election law, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) weighed in.
The old Gov. Brewer is back. After being asked if Brewer is suggesting that discrimination no longer exists in Arizona, Brewer said, “I think we were being punished by the Voting Rights Act for indiscretion — bad things that took place decades ago and those don’t take place any longer. We have grown and so it was the right thing to do so I’m pleased.”
Then Brewer suggested that voters trust lawmakers to not implement racially discriminatory voting laws.
Watch courtesy of AZCentral:
Cool story, Jan.
Via The Daily Beast:
Two weeks after Election Day, ballot counting just ended in the state, where some voters never received early ballots, were told to vote Nov. 8, sent to the wrong polling sites, and made to wait in ‘the long Hispanic line.’ Terry Greene Sterling talks to outraged Latinos and activists—who may take legal action.
I think most of us are well aware of the 9 hour voting lines in Florida in African American areas and gerrymandering meant to discount minority votes.