New PDF release: The Unintended Consequences of Section 5 of the Voting
By Edward Blum
The e-book spotlight the real-world effects of the adjustments to part five of the vote casting Rights Act. Edward Blum attracts on public documents, press money owed, and wide own interviews with nation and native officers to bare the transformation of the VRA from a legislation preserving balloting rights to a gerrymandering software used to additional the electoral clients of incumbent politicians of all races.
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Like those described in the narratives I have included from Arizona, Texas, South Carolina, and Virginia, many other incidents in many other states show how the application of Section 5 has often become silly and expensive. But, more significantly, I hope these stories also highlight how Section 5 has been used by both political parties to reduce minority voters into little more than pawns in partisan redistricting battles. Inevitably, this “sordid business” of “divvying us up by race,” to quote Chief Justice John Roberts in LULAC v.
Typical was a telephone call from Heather Moss, the Voting Section investigator, to Ruby Livingston, the former town clerk: Ms. Livingston also stated that she recalls around 1990 or 1992 that a group of residents to the south of town from the Oliver Road area asked about annexing. Ms. Livingston stated that she does not recall a petition. . Ms. 38 A few days prior to talking to Ruby Livingston, Moss called Ray Gunter, a former council member: Mr. Gunter stated he is 70 years old and so it takes him some time to remember things, but he believes that he was a town councilmember [sic] around 1979 and served two terms.
Mr. Gunter stated that during his term he recalls someone petitioning to annex to the town. Although, he stated that he could not recall for certain, he thought that they might have backed down because they did not want to pay town taxes. Mr. 39 In other words, everything Mayor Buckheister told the Department of Justice was confirmed by other residents of North. Yet, in spite of this, three 40 UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF SECTION 5 weeks after Moss spoke to Mr. Gunter, R. Alexander Acosta, assistant attorney general for civil rights, wrote to Mayor Buckheister, formally objecting to the annexation of the home of Don and Carolyn Royster.
The Unintended Consequences of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act by Edward Blum