#873 The other new Jim Crow (Voting rights)

Today we take a look at the ways the Republican Party has been working to suppress voter turnout to benefit their electoral chances while claiming to be stopping voter fraud which basically doesn't exist

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Voting Laws Keeping Americans From The Polls - @ajplus - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: You're The Best (Theme From The Karate Kid) [Originally Performed by Joe Esposito] - You're The Best

Ch. 4: Act 2: 'Free' Voter IDs Cost $8 to $25. Freedom! - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 10-31-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Repeal the Poll Tax - A Thousand Miles Away

Ch. 6: Act 3: In Person Voter Fraud Very Rare And Still Is - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 9-19-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Mess Is Mine - Dream Your Life Away

Ch. 8: Act 4: Voting suppression through the courts - BradCast (@TheBradBlog) - Air Date: 10-29-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: 1901 - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Ch. 10: Act 5: They're not even trying to hide their true motives anymore - @jimmy_dore Show - Air Date: 10-25-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Cheat - The Clash

Ch. 12: Act 6: Republican Voter Suppression Since 1980 - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 03-22-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: There You Go Again - Sunshine to Rain

Ch. 14: Act 7: Please Don't Vote - A Message From The Republican Party - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 10-27-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Battle Hymn of the Republic - Turkey In the Straw and Other Country Fiddle Hits

Ch. 16: Act 8: The Fight — and the Right — to Vote - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 10-24-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: I'm Free - 20 Golden Greats

Ch. 18: Act 9: Voting Rights Amendment Act via @civilrightsorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Time for Action - Time for Action - the Very Best Of

Ch. 20: Act 10: Excerpt: LBJ's Voting Rights Speech "The American Promise" - @LBJLibrary - Air Date: 03-15-1965


Ch. 21: Going third party - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 22: Strategic voting backlash - Dave from Canada

Ch. 23: Be brave with your votes - Daniel from Albany, NY

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: Final comments on Instant Runoff Voting and, finally, what's wrong with my voice

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Voting Rights Amendment Act via @civilrightsorg

Take Action: Join with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: VRA 4 Today

Sources/further reading:

"Fasting for Democracy: Why I've Given Up Food to Fight Corruption” by Kai NewKirk at Truthout

”The GOP Is Winning The War On Voting: Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November” by Ari Berman at The Nation

"New Voting Restrictions Could Swing the 2014 Election” by Ari Berman at The Nation

"KPFK 'BradCast': SCOTUS Voter Suppression and the Touch-Screen Vote-Flipping Time Warp” via The Brad Blog

"Déjà Vu All Over Again. Again. - Touch-Screen Votes Flipping and My Appearance on Thom Hartmann TV This Week [VIDEO]” via The Brad Blog

”SCOTUS Overturns Appeals Court, Allows NC To End Same-Day Registration, Couting ‘Out-Of-Precint’ Ballots This November: 'Nation's worst voter suppression law' disenfranchised hundreds in state primary; Will have full trial on merits next summer…” via The Brad Blog

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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