...that after Americans voted for Barack Obama in record numbers, the Republican governors and legislators controlling states across the country have passed or are pushing legislation that solves a "problem" that doesn't exist, and in the process, just happens to have the potential to disenfranchise 5 million voters--most of them from groups that voted most heavily for President Obama?
Because that's what's happening. Laws aimed at preventing "voter fraud" that is not a real concern, because it just doesn't happen, are targeting new voters, young voters, racial minority voters, and elderly voters, across the country.
After so many people worked and campaigned and fought and died to create and preserve our system of government, in which every eligible person is entitled to a vote, these new laws are trying to push us backward--back to an era when only some people--a chosen elite--were good enough to vote.
And in every state in which it's happening, the people behind it are Republicans. There are no Democratic states trying to restrict voting. Why do you suppose that is?
Here's some background info and an interesting slide show. We had all better speak up--and loudly--about this. The vote is more important than any political party, any individual candidate, and to try to take it away is as unAmerican as it gets.