Ultra-conservative Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is just one example of voter-suppression tactics used in Virginia.  Courtesy photo

Voting wars: The fight for the franchise heats up

There’s a basic truism in modern American politics: The more people vote, the more Democrats win. This trend began in 1965, when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. This, in turn, prompted Richard Nixon’s electoral “southern strategy,” which explicitly courted the racist Dixiecrat wing of the Democratic party, and eventually turned the party […]