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Voter Suppression in New Jersey

Today’s Supreme Court decision is historic. Lest you think voter suppression is a problem for the Deep South, and not a problem in New Jersey, think again.

A lot has been written about today’s Supreme Court decision effectively rescinding Congress’ power under Section 2 of the 15th Amendment. In a conference call this afternoon, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP summarizes today’s decision as follows (audio):

Governor Christie may not be as blatant about voter suppression as his buddy Ted Cruz, but he’s an acolyte of the GOP line of restricting access to the ballot box. He vetoed an early voting bill, claiming that it would cost too much (even though he concocted another costly voter suppression scheme by holding the Senate vote 20 days prior to the regular election in his attempt to maintain his power in the State House.)

Governor Howard Dean minces no words in describing today’s Supreme Court Decision. And the re-election of Governor Christie will certainly exacerbate the right to vote here in New Jersey as he takes a sharp tack to the extreme right in his quest for the White House.



Senator Menenedez on Election Day

Even though Senator Menendez has a relatively easy route to victory, he’s taking nothing for granted. Today, he’s criss-crossing the state, starting in South Jersey. I caught up with him this morning at a labor rally in Willingboro.



GOP Malarkey

Lest you think Republican voter suppression is limited to swing states like Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, it’s going on right here at home, too.

This morning, Willingboro Democratic Committee Chair Lavonne Johnson described how GOP sympathizers are working to suppress the Democratic vote in Willingboro – a town that must realize a heavy voter turnout if Shelley Adler has any chance of upsetting Jon Runyan.