Racist voting has been long overdue for an end. We’re on the move to do so. But, according to The New York Times’ Editorial Board, “This year, state laws will bar nearly 6 million Americans with criminal convictions from voting in the presidential election. About 4.4 million of those are people who are not in prison but are still denied the right to vote.” It might be because of their skin color, or religion, or if they’re LGBT. People born in the U.S or have citizenship should have the right to vote. According to the 15th Ammendment. The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Governors are trying to bring back voting rights for released jailers and others who just don’t have them. The New York Times’ Editorial Board says, “Governor Terry McAuliffe is batting with the legislators over his plan for restoring the voting rights of tens of thousands of former inmates. Also, black citizens who were denied the right to vote in Alabama brought a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s disenfranchisement (disenfranchisement- the revocation of the right of suffrage [the right to vote] of a person or group of people, or through practices, prevention of a person exercising the right to vote) statute.” Alabama is trying to take away the right to vote for African Americans. It brings up a broader discussion about racist origins in African Americans. It maintains that the 14th and 15th Ammendments do not allow the states to disenfranchise blacks of the right to vote.
Racist voting can be stopped. With governors working on it, and the problem out for the world to hear, people will surely fight back.