The “ Right to Vote” is more than a privilege. It is the key which opens the door to POWER.
Redistricting after the 2018 elections will determine the balance of power for the next decade.
The recent election of Democrat, Doug Jones as Senator in the very RED State of Alabama proves that when Democrats vote they win.
Republicans have recognized this fact for years and have methodically orchestrated enactment of voter suppression laws in numerous States across the Country.
These laws vary by methods, some States require a photo ID to vote, some States restrict the hours and days to vote and some States even reduce the number of locations to vote.
All of these laws are based on the need to reduce voter fraud even though voter fraud is nearly non existent.
The clear intent of voter suppression laws is to dilute the votes of minority voters by making it harder to vote. Minority voters have historically voted Democratic and in large numbers.
Numerous legal challenges as to the validity of these voter suppression laws have been filed. The Courts are divided on the validity of these laws and as of now the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the issue but it is anticipated that they will ultimately do so.
The election of Democrat, Doug Jones as Alabama’s junior Senator is even more significant because Alabama has one of the most restrictive voter suppression laws in the U.S.
The Republicans claim the loss of the Alabama Senate race was due to the flawed candidacy of Republican Roy Moore.
The actual breakdown of the vote totals in the Alabama Senate race represent the true cause of the stunning upset victory by Democrat, Doug Jones.
His victory was made possible by the unprecedented voter turnout of the minority vote.
Donald Trump is President because of a difference of 80,000 votes in 3 States out of nearly 10 million cast. The minority vote was significantly reduced in the States of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin and that reduction cost Hillary Clinton the election.
The 2018 Mid Term elections will be a referendum on President Trump and the GOP controlled Congress. More importantly it will be a referendum on the GOP agenda.
The election is more important than most people realize because of the impending 2020 Census and the redistricting that will follow as a result.
Many political pundits consider the Democratic win in Alabama earlier this month as a sign of a Blue Wave in traditional Red States.
Minority population growth in States like Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arizona and other traditionally Red States has soared.
The key for Democrats is Registration and Turnout.