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Watch: John Oliver takes on Voter ID laws

The white patriarchy has a long history of suppressing the voting rights of people of color. In recent years with state legislators passing voter identification laws meant to disenfranchise voters in the name of stopping “voter fraud” — even though voting fraud isn’t really a problem, and these laws making it harder for many people of color to vote. Rather than standing up to these laws, thouhg, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in its 2013 decision Shelby County v. Holder.

Check out what John Oliver says on the topic in this amazing deconstruction.

The segment is pretty long, but if anyone is feeling friendly and wants to transcribe in the comments, it would be much appreciated.

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Katie Barnes (they/them/their) is a pop-culture obsessed activist and writer. While at St. Olaf College studying History and (oddly) Russian (among other things), Katie fell in love with politics, and doing the hard work in the hard places. A retired fanfiction writer, Katie now actually enjoys writing with their name attached. Katie actually loves cornfields, and thinks there is nothing better than a summer night's drive through the Indiana countryside. They love basketball and are a huge fan of the UConn women's team. When not fighting the good fight, you can usually find Katie watching sports, writing, or reading a good book.

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