Home » post » John Oliver shows the incredible hypocrisy of voter ID laws

Our mission

Free Government Information (FGI) is a place for initiating dialogue and building consensus among the various players (libraries, government agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, journalists, etc.) who have a stake in the preservation of and perpetual free access to government information. FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research.

John Oliver shows the incredible hypocrisy of voter ID laws

Voting is one of our basic rights in the US — though you might not know it from the tragically low turnouts in US elections. Some of that can be blamed on voter apathy, but much can also be blamed on voter ID laws put in place to suppress voter turnout of especially African American and Latino voters. There are currently 33 states with [[Voter ID laws in the United States]]. It should be noted that many voter ID laws were rejected as discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act — which was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2012.

In the video below, John Oliver does his homework and shows the hypocrisy and cynicism of voter ID laws.


CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archives

%d bloggers like this: