Esquire : 2012’s Voter Suppression Carries On

One is the money context created by the Citizens United decision. The other, closer to the ground, is the context of the voter-suppression laws — and that’s what they are, and suppressing votes is what they were meant to do — in the several states. This, I would almost guarantee, is going to set off ugly scenes at polling places around the country, as well as further disillusioning the very voters who lack any other avenue to exercise what little political power they have, which is also the point of these laws.

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