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RACHEL MADDOW - THE NEW POLL TAX - PAYING TO VOTE

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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2008

Rachel: In January 1964, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution abolished the poll tax. A poll tax was a fee you had to pay at the time of voting. No money, no vote. So, rich people voted, poor people didn't. 44 years later, we have a sort of poll tax: long lines. Long lines. How many hours did it "cost" you to vote? 2? 4? 6? How much income did you lose? So, you need the money, or if you can't take the long wait, guess what? You don't vote. You want to vote, but you can't afford to. Nonvoters in Ohio, 2004, cost John Kerry the Presidency...Obama voters, no matter what, no matter how long, please, please don't go home. Wait as long as you have to. But do NOT go home without casting your vote...Vote, then go home. VOTE. VOTE... It is time for CHANGE. We, the People have the POWER to make that CHANGE. The Ballot. Vote Bush and his Republican pals out of office. America can't have 4 MORE years, the SAME as the last 4 with the failed Bush-McCain failed policies...VOTE THE BUMS OUT!

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