Authors note : While I never stop talking about elections, I hardly ever discuss election laws. Just to summarize my positions on election laws, I believe all primaries should be closed to members of that party only, that Churches should be allowed to discuss politics and endorse candidates, I also believe in the New York styled "fusion politics", however, for the state level only.
Last year, Kinston Noth Carolina voted by a 65-35% margin to end their "partisan" local elections, and replace their local elections with a non-partisan style, like most villages have in Upstate New York. Well, Obama's Department of Justice will not allow the election law change to occur, based purely on racism.
Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.
The Justice Department’s ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their “candidates of choice” – identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.
The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters’ right to elect the candidates they want.
The nonsense just posted above, makes me want to puke! Equal voting rights cannot be achieved without the Democrat party? That is like saying equal voting rights cannot be achieved for white voters without the Republican party. Well, all blacks "candidates of choice" are fellow black Democrats? Is that not political racism? Is that not downright wrong?
Also, how would that violate their right to elect the candidates they want? Those candidates can still run, the voters can still cast their ballots, perhaps they could call the candidate, and ask "what do you believe, what is your political affiliation, etc.", creating more involvement in the electoral process.
This is idiotic. I personally believe all elections should be partisan to increase involvement, however, if a City or Town wants to change their election laws, why the hell does the Department of Justice have to clear it in the 21st century? I don't think we have to worry about Democrats denying black voters registration rights anymore. Also, was it necessary for the Department of Justice to insult all of the black voters in Kinston North Carolina?
Insanity, just pure insanity.
-- Tim K.