By chance you haven’t heard there’s a statewide election set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. No, we won’t be electing a president, we’ve already done that. And no, we won’t be electing a governor or re-electing a certain state senator. That will take place a year from now. But those reasons notwithstanding are no reason that you should not turn out to vote in next month’s statewide constitutional amendment and local special elections.
With surgical precision, today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Shelby v. Holder challenge to the Voting Rights Act effectively removed a vital organ while leaving most limbs and features in place.