Thursday, May 21, 2015

No Money, No Vote: Ohio Republicans’ Diabolical Plan For A Poll Tax

by Ian Millhiser

Twenty-four members of the Ohio House of Representatives — all Republicans — cosponsored a bill introduced last week that would require many Ohio residents to pay an actual poll tax in order to vote. Poll taxes are forbidden by the Constitution.

Under this legislation, many voters would have to pay a fee in order to obtain an ID card that they need to vote, thus effectively imposing a tax on the right to vote.

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