Charging that millions of citizens have been denied the right to vote because of felony convictions, the NAACP called on the UN to investigate America’s “racially discriminatory election laws.”
When voter fraud alone won't do it, when tossing voter ID laws out the window isn't enough, when you're falling behind in all the real polls... then it's time for all bed men to come to the aid of their party and to fight for the drug dealer/rapist/murderer vote.
Charging that millions of citizens, two-fifths of them black, have been denied the right to vote because of felony convictions, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called on the United Nations this week to investigate America’s “racially discriminatory election laws.”
An NAACP delegation visiting Geneva hosted a panel on the “disenfranchisement” of U.S. citizens and addressed the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is in session in the Swiss city.
“Today, nearly 5.3 million U.S. citizens have been stripped of their voting rights on a temporary or permanent basis, including more than 4.4 million citizens who are no longer incarcerated,” said Lorraine Miller, who chairs the NAACP national board’s advocacy and policy committee.
“More than two million are African American, yet African Americans make up less than 13 percent of the U.S. population,” she said.
I blame racism. Also rape, drug dealing and murder. But Lorraine Miller doesn't go nearly far enough. If, as she asserts, the judicial system's skewed conviction rates are the result of racism, then it might be time to abolish the judicial system completely so it doesn't interfere with the voting rights of people who are not at all murderers, even if they possibly killed some people.
NAACP Senior Vice President for Advocacy Hilary Shelton told the panel that the restrictions on voting “prevent those most in need of an advocate from the ability to elect someone who will represent their concerns: the need for a decent public education, for a health care system that addresses their specific demographic needs, as well as the creation of decent jobs, a functional criminal justice system and other basic human needs.”
Not to mention the need to get rid of all those police departments and to do something about those pesky, "Stand Your Ground" laws.
Maybe criminals should even have their own congressmen and senators. We could dedicate a special legislature elected entirely by criminals and consisting entirely of criminals. We could call it the Democratic Party.
This is the second NAACP visit to the HRC in six months. Last March NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous addressed the council on voter ID and other laws, which he said would “disproportionately block members of minority groups from voting.”
The next session will be about ending the discriminatory practice of barring Undead-Americans from voting when statistics show that there are large numbers of former slaves and civil rights veterans who have been prevented from voting due to this barrier.