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Old August 9th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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31 In A Billion: Election Expert's Report Shatters Right-Wing Media Voter ID Myths

31 In A Billion: Election Expert's Report Shatters Right-Wing Media Voter ID Myths | Blog | Media Matters for America

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A new report has debunked the primary voter fraud argument right-wing media have used for years to promote unnecessarily strict voter identification laws, which alienate eligible voters and often have the effect of suppressing the vote in minority and heavily-Democratic jurisdictions.

These kinds of voter ID laws, which require voters to present certain forms of ID at polling locations when attempting to vote, disproportionately affect people of color and can cost states millions of dollars to implement. But right-wing media have continued to promote them, especially since 2013, when the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) that prevented suppression efforts in states with a history of racially-motivated voting laws. As Ezra Klein noted on the August 6 edition of MSNBC's All In, right-wing media have consistently raised the specter of in-person "voter fraud" to justify their support for these redundant and highly restrictive voter ID laws.

But as election law experts repeatedly point out, the specific type of fraud that voter ID can prevent -- voter impersonation -- is extremely uncommon.

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Now, as democrats, we have to get to the minority sections of town to stop the voter intimidation tactics of the KKK, the John Birch Society, etc.
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Federal judge just ruled to allow North Carolina voter ID law to be used in mid-terms.
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We all know it's about reducing the minority vote.
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Most of the first world uses some form of voter ID. The concept isn't a problem if it's applied correctly. And it's a concept I agree with. The drug thing for welfare has a way of being tested. There is no factual basis for the various estimates of voter fraud.
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We all know it's about reducing the minority vote.
How does voter ID Reduce Minority vote,

The only way voter ID does that is if the Minorities are committing Voter fraud.
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Most of the first world uses some form of voter ID. The concept isn't a problem if it's applied correctly. And it's a concept I agree with. The drug thing for welfare has a way of being tested. There is no factual basis for the various estimates of voter fraud.
exactly...

There were 2 women that testified before congress that the TX Voter ID Law was bad because they no way to get an Picutre ID.

Funny thing they Flew from Dallas to DC on a Commercial Airline.

In the US to board a Commercial Airliner.. What item must you present at the time you board the plane?

A PHOTO ID...

so They LIED to congress.
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exactly...

There were 2 women that testified before congress that the TX Voter ID Law was bad because they no way to get an Picutre ID.

Funny thing they Flew from Dallas to DC on a Commercial Airline.

In the US to board a Commercial Airliner.. What item must you present at the time you board the plane?

A PHOTO ID...

so They LIED to congress.
Actually Austin Alex flew to the UN in Geneva. Do you think he did that without an ID? Quite a bit further than DC.
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Actually Austin Alex flew to the UN in Geneva. Do you think he did that without an ID? Quite a bit further than DC.
can you say Passport required?
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We all know it's about reducing the minority vote.
If that's what you know, then you know nothing!
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Now, as democrats, we have to get to the minority sections of town to stop the voter intimidation tactics of the KKK, the John Birch Society, etc.
The KKK was Democrat, through and through...even to the point of hosting a DNC...

Isn't voter intimidation having a New Black Panther mill about a polling place in Philly...in uniform...brandishing a truncheon...so a black guy got more votes than the white guy...with no prosecution forthcoming for this intimidation?

JBS...with a Democrat Congressman as President...went after Republicans that were contrary to their tenets...

There's heaps of info. Just Google up more than what you think will fit your political agenda....and you'll look less misinformed.
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