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And, she points out, under the Voting Rights Act, the issue is not whether you intended to disenfranchise people, but what is the result.
Richard Hurowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Octavian, said, "The decision to appoint two new directors to EnerCare's Board less than two months before the shareholder meeting is a blatant and transparent 'Board-packing' scheme designed to further entrench the current Board and disenfranchise the true owners of EnerCare - its shareholders.
And all of them want to increasingly disenfranchise citizens by subjecting more of their individual decisions -- where their "vote" actually matters -- to government determination.
In fact a report released last January by the Sentencing Project noted the disturbing fact that one in seven black men in America cannot vote because of laws that disenfranchise convicts and ex-cons.
Nine other states disenfranchise felons for life: Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wyoming.
And one of the consequences of the war on drugs, since all but four states permanently disenfranchise felons, is that 14 percent of African American males are disenfranchised and up to 30 percent in some Southern states.
The state's Democratic lawmakers refused to play along with the Republican redistricting effort, and civil-rights organizations protested districts that would disenfranchise minority groups.
The gerrymandering of districts has done more to disenfranchise the growing Latino communities in California than even a panel of racist judges could think up.
It would disenfranchise students at campuses that have invested countless dollars in perfecting their banking programs'' with private lenders.
The Company's announcement this morning that it is delaying the annual shareholders' meeting until an unspecified date in September or beyond is a transparent ploy to disenfranchise the Company's shareholders and is an affront to one of the most basic principals of corporate governance -- the right of shareholders to make their views known.