Pa. Voter-ID Ruling a Slap in the Face to Democracy

A Pennsylvania judge has upheld a Republican-supported voter-ID law, and the Rev. Al Sharpton argues at the Huffington Post that we must take action against "the ones who are attempting to block us."

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A Pennsylvania judge has upheld a Republican-supported voter-ID law, and the Rev. Al Sharpton argues at the Huffington Post that we must take action against "the ones who are attempting to block us."

Last week, Florida's former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer appeared on my TV show, Politics Nation on MSNBC, and candidly discussed how the GOP in his state systematically pushed for harsh new voter ID laws in order to suppress the vote -- specifically that of African Americans and young people. Blowing the lid off of insider meetings, Greer said his party gave up on courting minority voters and instead began seeking methods to disenfranchise and purge as many of them from participating as possible. He confirmed what some of us have long argued, and he provided a backdrop into what is transpiring all across the country in advance of the upcoming presidential election. Well today, in the ba