Indianapolis, IN - Events Local News Groups Contact
Indiana's Republican Secretary of State Suppresses Nearly 700,000 Voters as 'Inactive'
Indiana's Republican Secretary of State Suppresses Nearly 700,000 Voters as 'Inactive'
By David Kloss / aattp.org
Aug 26, 2014

Another GOP attempt to keep people from the polls is going on in Indiana, and this time it could affect nearly 700,00 voters.  Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson is marking anyone that doesn’t return her postcards “inactive”.  Better hope you don’t miss yours.

Lawson claims the new program is to restore “integrity” and identify invalid voters.  What it seems more like is another attempt to keep potential voters from voting.  The most recent round of mailings sent out 750,000 postcards, with 4.4 million sent back in May.

Voters were marked inactive if the cards were returned as undeliverable or were just simply not returned at all. About 696,000 voters have now been marked as invalid.  “Inactive” voters that manage to vote before the 2016 election will be made active again, but anyone that shows up in 2016 that missed their postcard and didn’t happen to know about the program will be out of luck.

Not content with just cracking down on non-existent “voter fraud”, Republicans are now simply trying to erase legitimate voters from the lists.  This is clearly just another voter suppression tactic by the Right.  Voters across the country need to wise up to these dirty tactics and kick criminals like Connie Lawson out of office before it’s too late.

0.0 ·
0
Trending Today
On the Wildness of Children: The Revolution Will Not Take Place In The Classroom
Carol Black11,020 views today ·
Caitlin Moran's Posthumous Advice for Her Daughter
Caitlin Moran8,095 views today ·
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Craig Carilli5,911 views today ·
I Promise, It's Not Lame to Ask a Woman for Permission
Dave Booda4,734 views today ·
The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use to Change the World
Films For Action2,668 views today ·
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
Michael Warren and Natacha Pisarenko2,152 views today ·
We Need Ecstasy and Opium in Place of Prozac and Xanax
Marc Lewis and Shaun Shelly1,830 views today ·
The Revolution Is Acceptance
David Heaps1,717 views today ·
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Asam Ahmad1,664 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Statism and the Illusion of Choice
Sebastian A.B.
Disenfranchised in America (2012)
24 min
Teacher Writes Open Letter Criticizing U.S. Secretary of Education
David Reber
Like us on Facebook?
Indiana's Republican Secretary of State Suppresses Nearly 700,000 Voters as 'Inactive'