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Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights

Original story at The Nation• 103 mentions • 6 months ago

The Nation 6 months ago

 
On June 27, 2013, two days after the Supreme Court ruled that states with a long history of voting discrimination no longer needed to approve their voting changes under the Voting Rights Act, the mayor of Pasadena, Texas, proposed changing the structure of city council elections so that whites could remain in control. With Latinos close to gaining a majority of seats in the racially divided city of 150,000 outside of Houston, Mayor Johnny Isbell proposed switching from eight city council districts to six districts and two seats elected citywide—which would give white residents, who turn out in higher numbers,
 
 
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25 Jun
alanpdx ‽ 𒀩 @alanpdx
RT @BarbaraRacek: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights - The Nation https://t.co/fubTGflQRH via @nuzzel thanks @…
09 Feb
Huma Not Abedin @hoomie24
RT @kim_tastiic: Jeff Sessions Spent his Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/OczrrPbaPI https://t.co/NUbcjZeTbM
09 Feb
Dorri ✍️ @DorriOlds
RT @raggapegs: The RACIST U.S. Attorney General has been confirmed! There goes voter rights for blacks. https://t.co/FgeLmKYaJV
09 Feb
Weezie @itsweezie
RT @raggapegs: The RACIST U.S. Attorney General has been confirmed! There goes voter rights for blacks. https://t.co/FgeLmKYaJV
09 Feb
Tawanda @Tawanda46
RT @raggapegs: The RACIST U.S. Attorney General has been confirmed! There goes voter rights for blacks. https://t.co/FgeLmKYaJV
09 Feb
Kathleen Craig @Kathleen_Craig
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/M6cD1JmLf8
09 Feb
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/M6cD1JmLf8
09 Feb
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/M6cD1JmLf8
09 Feb
Deborah Meier @DebMeier
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/M6cD1JmLf8
09 Feb
Andrew Mastrandonas @AndrewMinDC
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/M6cD1JmLf8
08 Feb
Viva La Revolución🏴 @70torinoman
Sessions has perpetuated the myth of voter fraud to support new restrictions like racist voter-ID laws. https://t.co/NwpBMiHL4C
08 Feb
Theresa @theresamax
RT @DebdebWilder: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/j97l2wAQOF
07 Feb
rolandsmartin @rolandsmartin
RT @LawyersComm: To Jeff Sessions, black voters don't matter: https://t.co/YUqOMaSGWj @AriBerman #StopSessions
21 Jan
Rick Cooley @rcooley123
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights - https://t.co/le5AVMYsjA
16 Jan
Working America @WorkingAmerica
FYI Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights #StopSessions https://t.co/MlLLCsbjy9
13 Jan
Amazing Amy Harlib @amyharlib
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rBLXg6KSzc
12 Jan
Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP @JayGordonMDFAAP
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights | The Nation “…a disgrace to the Justice Dept.” https://t.co/9rsMS2XaUT
12 Jan
V Cooper @VCooper51
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
12 Jan
jasoncherkis @jasoncherkis
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
12 Jan
Carlos @deftbeta
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
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RT @Lnnie: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights | The Nation https://t.co/0b7r6aQaNi
11 Jan
Eileen N. @datagoodies
RT @thenation: It's almost like Republicans want to rig elections. https://t.co/2YfVHlrqze
11 Jan
Kirsten Dinesen @onevoice2
RT @thenation: It's almost like Republicans want to rig elections. https://t.co/2YfVHlrqze
11 Jan
emily nunn @EmilyRNunn
RT @thenation: It's almost like Republicans want to rig elections. https://t.co/2YfVHlrqze
11 Jan
(((sfpelosi))) @sfpelosi
RT @cedsaidso: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/SnFVeABS3b #StopSessions
11 Jan
The CCR @theCCR
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
Dylan T. Kesti @DylanKesti
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG
11 Jan
The Media Consortium @TMCmedia
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
Queerjohn PA @QueerjohnPA
Jeff #StopSessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/Oq835sytNj
11 Jan
Patricia Dudek @PattiDudek
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
Rod McCullom @rodmccullom
The Nation's Ari Belman: " Sessions could be disastrous to voting rights. He could support a federal voter-ID... https://t.co/csFzlwYi6p
11 Jan
Jeannie Hartley @Jeannie_Hartley
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
11 Jan
Thomas J. Colatrella @TJWoodstockNY
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG
11 Jan
Butte Tocks @butte_tocks
RT @thenation: It's almost like Republicans want to rig elections. https://t.co/w5AqUy1REb
11 Jan
Harvey J Kaye @harveyjkaye
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights | The Nation https://t.co/q1vGrR6E4D
10 Jan
Nancie McDermott @nanciemac
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/blYfoE3i3J
10 Jan
RI4A @RI4A
RT @NILC_org: .@SenFranken just GRILLED Sessions on his record of opposing voting rights. Well done! #StopSessions https://t.co/niOQDAs2P1
10 Jan
Michael Cairns @Personanondata
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/blYfoE3i3J
10 Jan
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/blYfoE3i3J
10 Jan
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RT @HawaiiDelilah: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/MlWZ1cAhAA
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
elissayancey @elissayancey
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Jose Antonio Vargas @joseiswriting
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
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RT @TrumpWatch: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/vqJddTvcrb
10 Jan
McSpocky™ 👽🖖 @mcspocky
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
aDREAMer @noDREAMdeferred
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Rachel Sklar ❄️ @rachelsklar
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Leah DiMarco @Baggerfreezone
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Laura Flanders Show @theLFshow
RT @KateAronoff: Why it's irrelevant to care about Sessions' "heart" or him being a gentleman 👇 https://t.co/oE7Kpfzzri
10 Jan
H.D. Gregg 🌹🇵🇸 @HDGregg
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Katrina vandenHeuvel @KatrinaNation
Sessions Has Spent His Career Opposing Voting Rights/Imagine what he'll do as US's chief atty- @thenation @ariberman https://t.co/uJh2sfaCtq
10 Jan
LOLGOP @LOLGOP
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Jeff Letourneau @jeffl76
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Gina Thinks @A_ThinkingGirl
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/WesEUygSIQ
10 Jan
Demos @Demos_Org
Sen. Sessions believes that the Supreme Court was right to gut the Voting Rights Act. We disagree. #StopSessions https://t.co/ZKeNV8mLId
10 Jan
Debra Barcon 👓 @dbarcon
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
TimKarr @TimKarr
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Nina L. Diamond @ninatypewriter
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
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Rump nominee Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/Cp2uQiAiqj
10 Jan
~Cindy+F+Solomon~ @cindyfsolomon
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Sue Stone @knittingknots
Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/KgB4SEIPDS
10 Jan
A Siegel @A_Siegel
RT @thenation: It's almost like Republicans want to rig elections. https://t.co/w5AqUy1REb
10 Jan
Tony Weil @wilytone
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Donna4Dems @Donna_West
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Bill McKibben @billmckibben
If you spent your whole life opposing voting rights, then you've failed the most basic test. Stop @SenatorSessions https://t.co/c3Hiuzh09K
10 Jan
DanielClarksonFisher @danielcfisher
RT @thenation: Imagine what will happen if we make this man the most powerful lawyer in the country. https://t.co/H9lFNCQIkh
10 Jan
Adam Greenberg @pragmactivist
RT @KateAronoff: Why it's irrelevant to care about Sessions' "heart" or him being a gentleman 👇 https://t.co/oE7Kpfzzri
10 Jan
AsianAmericanLegal @aaldef
Sessions again says the Voting Rights Act is "intrusive," https://t.co/F2niGjkuPz. See @AriBerman: https://t.co/F2niGjkuPz #StopSessions
10 Jan
Penny✌ @Penny_G
RT @silvermoon820: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/mJ8DQWapoA
10 Jan
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RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
Gary Kavanagh @GaryRidesBikes
RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
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RT @AriBerman: Jeff Sessions called gutting of Voting Rights Act “good news for the South.” He’s completely wrong https://t.co/nK354VCSx3 h…
10 Jan
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RT @SharonJ44257163: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/lTEYVaODDO
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/oKpe2cWv0G
10 Jan
Will Coley @willcoley
RT @TUSK81: Ted Kennedy, following Sessions' 1986 nomination: "He is...a disgrace to the Justice Department." https://t.co/m57r0iLmSO #Stop…
10 Jan
Gabe Ortíz 🏳️‍🌈 @TUSK81
Ted Kennedy, following Sessions' 1986 nomination: "He is...a disgrace to the Justice Department." https://t.co/m57r0iLmSO #StopSessions
10 Jan
America's Voice @AmericasVoice
"In 2013, Sessions cheered gutting of the Voting Rights Act, calling it 'good news…for the South.'" https://t.co/D0E95QvxwL #StopSessions
10 Jan
Very Serious People™ @TheXclass
Fight this, Dems. You can. If you choose. Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/V1MpnC5mi8
10 Jan
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RT @fxp123: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights - The Nation https://t.co/jVEpVNxTeb
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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RT @sonnje: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights | The Nation https://t.co/RXGRFxIF39
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG
10 Jan
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RT @AngryBlackLady: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights via @thenation https://t.co/C2FmSA5INS #StopSessions
10 Jan
SEIU @SEIU
RT @MaryKayHenry: Sessions does not have the record to be entrusted with the protection of voting rights for all. https://t.co/OKHFvx9hY9 #…
10 Jan
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RT @RobertaSaidThat: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/f5pVwloDoK
10 Jan
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10 Jan
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10 Jan
Civil Rights @civilrightsorg
.@SenatorSessions would be in charge of enforcing voting rights. He's spent his career opposing them. #StopSessions https://t.co/tvyqp0vjM4
10 Jan
Prof Dynarski @dynarski
RT @thenation: It's almost like Republicans want to rig elections. https://t.co/PEtrc6loUw
10 Jan
AAJC @AAAJ_AAJC
RT @votolatino: Reminder: @SenSessions has spent his whole career opposing #votingrights. Read about it here: https://t.co/DI85FXh8vP #Stop…
10 Jan
Voto Latino @votolatino
Reminder: @SenSessions has spent his whole career opposing #votingrights. Read about it here: https://t.co/DI85FXh8vP #StopSessions
10 Jan
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG
10 Jan
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RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG
10 Jan
Ari Berman @AriBerman
Jeff Sessions has spent his entire career opposing voting rights. That alone should disqualify him as AG https://t.co/nK354VCSx3
10 Jan
Lisa Johnson @AnaliFirst
RT @thenation: Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG
10 Jan
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Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights https://t.co/rnM7mg1QgG