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Case Alleges Discrimination and Disenfranchisement Against Whites January 17, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Anti-White, ballot, Black, Blacks, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Racism, Racist, Vote, White, Whites.

JACKSON, Miss. A government witness has testified that Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Ike Brown and his associates exploit racial tensions, using fraud and racial slurs to disenfranchise minority white candidates and voters.

The testimony came today (Wednesday) in the federal government’s first use of the Voting Rights Act to allege racial discrimination against whites.  Theodore Arrington, a political science professor at the University of North Carolina and expert witness for the Justice Department, says the situation in Noxubee County was similar to the disfranchisement of black voters in the racially segregated South of the past.

Arrington says Brown and his associates do not uphold the law and customs that prevent bias and fraud in the administration of the Democratic primary, which is tantamount to elections in Noxubee County.  The government alleges Brown and others allow unqualified black candidates to run in Noxubee County elections.

Brown, among other things, is also accused of rejecting white’s absentee ballots while accepting black’s ballots with similar defects.  Whites once controlled politics in the Noxubee County, a rural area along the Alabama line with a population of 12-thousand-500.  Now there is only one white countywide office holder.

The Justice Department says Brown is the reason for that, claiming he manipulates elections.The population in the county is about 70 percent black and 30 percent white.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: wlbt.com

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