Stewart on Influence of Money in Gov't: Justice Is Blind, with One Eye

'The court conveniently ignores the real effects of the donor-lobbyist-industrial complex in the guise of making it more inclusive'

STEWART: "-- the court conveniently ignores the real effects of  the donor-lobbyist-industrial complex in the guise of making it more inclusive. Yet they are perfectly okay with Voter I.D laws which under the guise of protecting us -- from mostly nonexistent in-person voter fraud, actually makes our democracy less inclusive. Corruption that actually happens -- 'I don't see it.' Voter fraud that doesn't happen? 'hmmmm?' Justice is blind but with only one eye. So money doesn't corrupt our system. Last year they struck down parts of  the Voting Rights Act. Racism doesn't apparently corrupt our system anymore because these justices struck down some of the most important parts of the Voting Rights Act. So what in the view of these justices has a corrupting influence on our democratic process?"

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