In a speech earlier today, President Obama came right out and said it, voting rights are under a GOP attack: Obama says voting rights under GOP attack - Newsday http://news.yahoo.com/obama-vote-under-threat-us-202059095--politics.html Of course this is not NEW. The GOP has been attacking people's right to vote for sometime now. These links (among others) give a background summary of past efforts: Voting Rights Under Attack: States Move to Change Laws - The Root Release the Hounds -- North Carolina GOP's Amazing Attack on Voting Rights | Jonathan Weiler Republicans Attack the Voting Rights of People They Say They Need to Reach Out To And the attack continues in earnest even as we speak: Republicans launch attack on voting rights in Wisconsin | MSNBC State Republicans attack voting rights again | Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper Texas Legislators Forced To Turn Over Emails In Voter ID Lawsuit Of course the conservative response is that the laws are necessary to address issues of "voter fraud". This article explores how they in fact created the idea of voter fraud, in order to pass discriminatory legislation: How conservatives invented “voter fraud” to attack civil rights - Salon.com And the REPUBLICAN attack on civil rights aren't just limited to the right to vote either. Here is an article detailing how they've been BUSY curtailing the rights of CERTAIN others as well: The GOP’s Attack on Basic Rights Continues - In These Times Apparently, if you don't see the world through their narrow minded conservatively MYOPIC point of view, you don't DESERVE rights.