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Blogging Patriot
Facts instead of Faux
10:06 AM on 10/27/2011
In the briefing filed with the Supreme Court in the Crawford v. Marion County Election Board case, the State of Indiana uncovered remarkably little evidence of any misconduct that Indiana’s law could prevent. Out of almost 400 million votes cast in general elections alone since 2000, the briefs cite one attempt at impersonation that was thwarted without a photo ID requirement, and nine unresolved cases where impersonation fraud at the polls was suspected but not proven. Nine possible examples out of hundreds of millions and not one of these cited reports occurred in Indiana.

With remarkably few reports, and next to no evidence, of pollsite impersonation fraud, the State recited hundreds of examples of election problems that could not possibly be solved by requiring photo ID at the polls. These include allegations of ballot tampering by election officials, erroneous vote tallying, vote buying, voting by citizens rendered ineligible by conviction, registration by noncitizens, multiple voting in the voter’s own name, and absentee ballot fraud and mishandling.

Indiana was unable to cite a single instance of actual voter impersonation at any point in its history. In Kansas, there were far more reports of UFO sightings than allegations of voter fraud in the past decade. So far the GOP have not been able to show any evidence of widespread voter fraud. None.
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MyNameIsJames
What should a person say in their micro-bio
12:38 PM on 10/27/2011
Thank you very much!
12:59 PM on 10/27/2011
Goerge W. Bush ~ stole the American election , with the help of his Brother in Florida~ maybe you weren't born then. Go to UTube and click on Florida election and voter fraud for his election, Bush the thief and war monger, insane juana be
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sylvia wadlington
Kindle Writer
10:04 AM on 10/27/2011
Are all the new Voter I.D. laws REALLY about fraud or is this just a massive effort to control the masses. There are hundreds of thousands of people in this country that are not part of the mainstream and their names are not in any computers anywhere. Why the sudden interest to find out who they are? Are the Republicans who have been gaming the elections in the south for decades destroying their own game? What's the real skinny on this ID thing?
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demisfine
Often correct, NEVER right.
09:52 AM on 10/27/2011
Real fraud requires proof.
Without it, this article is a cry for attention.
The Republican push to deny vote access is a solution looking for a problem.
Which is funny, since the GOP has no desire to solve the real problems that do exist.
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davegstein
09:45 AM on 10/27/2011
Somebody got to him with their checkbook....
09:38 AM on 10/27/2011
Davis's argument is correct. The voter suppression argument from Democrats seems a little absurd to me.

We have to show an ID to get in a bar. Is that to keep minorities, elderly, and students from drinking? We have to show an ID to fly. Is this to keep the disadvantaged from flying? Are we as a society trying to suppress check writing and credit card use.

My kids needed all kinds of proof, such as immunizations and birth certificates to get into school. Are we trying to keep minorities out of schools with these devious requirements?

With this logic know one should ever have to show ID for anything.
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05:31 PM on 10/27/2011
I like how not one single person could refute your ideas in eight hours. Some were arguing with me that "the ID mandate doesn't matter at all, because it's all bought and paid for already." I said: "If it doesn't matter, then why are you against it?" Not one decent answer. Happy to be your first 'fan.'
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chtrek
MichiganLiberal
09:32 AM on 10/27/2011
There's nothing wrong with having to show an ID in order to vote - the problem comes when it's made difficult, and sometimes impossible, to get one and several states have put rules in place to accomplish just that. When you know the people are going to vote your kind out of office, you do whatever it takes to prevent that and this is their latest dirty trick.
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pmoschetta
Where are the Jobs, Speaker Boehner?
10:13 AM on 10/27/2011
blah blah blah blah

disenfranchisement

The repubs know that minorities and students ordinarily vote democrat and by requiring both categories to apply for voter ID cards, chances are in their favor, there will be 5 million less voters in next year's election.
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chtrek
MichiganLiberal
10:36 AM on 10/27/2011
Those laws are being challenged in some states so we'll have to wait and see how it goes. To think one of our political parties has to stoop to this level is another indicator as to how corrupt our government is.
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vsjim
11:37 AM on 10/27/2011
A few other issues that need to be addressed before forcing this on anybody:

(1) ANY expense in obtaining an ID to vote can be considered a poll tax.
(2) Some individuals have lost or never had a valid birth certificate, especially senior citizens and those individuals born in very poor areas like the Appalachia’s.
(3) How do you quickly replace a missing ID at no cost?
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chtrek
MichiganLiberal
03:25 PM on 10/27/2011
They're well aware of that and that's working in their favor. In some states, they're not accepting student ID's. They have to suppress the vote every way they can because they know they don't have a snowball's chance in hell to win any other way.
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09:20 AM on 10/27/2011
Have a state-issued picture ID to vote? Sounds good. Otherwise, our votes appear to lose whatever strength they supposedly have. There is no reason NOT to have a state-issued ID if one wishes to vote. It's called identification for a reason. It's so much common sense.
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davegstein
09:47 AM on 10/27/2011
Your votes have no strength now.Money decides policy,not the will of the people.Sorry to be the one to break the news to you...maybe you should pay more attention...
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09:57 AM on 10/27/2011
Maybe you shouldn't be such a fatalist. It seems that a state-issued ID would be the first step to take back that power that should be ours. If, as you say, our vote doesn't matter at all, then why would you hold a stance against a mandated state-issued ID, since it doesn't matter anyway? This ID mandate would (at least) help to wrest the power from those politicians and unqualified 'voters' who corrupt our system. Thank you for your input.
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clearasmud
Needed... One Real Democrat President
11:20 AM on 10/27/2011
It is "common sense" for those who have no "Common Sense" and cannot see they are being used.
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11:23 AM on 10/27/2011
Explain your position, please. You are not saying anything worthwhile, here.
09:16 AM on 10/27/2011
Let's us see some evident of crime. The Repubs are good at allegations, not so good on evidence to back up. The thing that I really like is how little the Repubs want to put controls in place over absentee voting. Seems to me that is an area that could easily be abused. Could it be because a lot of Repubs use that method to vote and not many of the poor? This is much like the allegations against ACORN. Almost all rightwing hot air, but effective since there is now one less organization that might help people who vote Dem get registered to vote.
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hjo4
On the fence about Obama nowadays
08:40 AM on 10/27/2011
Seems Arthur Davis still don't get it,those who deny and turn on their own people are scorned by others rightfully so. Mr.Davis is still attempting to trample on Black people to gain policitial capital with White folks ,they see it and don't like it. Arthur it's over....
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davegstein
09:47 AM on 10/27/2011
yup,someone promised him something,or flashed the checkbook...
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08:13 AM on 10/27/2011
Solution get a ID before November 2012 !
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CiscoPike
Fundamentals are just a crutch for the talentless
09:21 AM on 10/27/2011
easier said than done.
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/10/24/351422/91-year-old-tennessee-woman-cant-vote-because-she-cant-stand-in-line-for-hours/

voter fraud is a BS "problem". Out of millions of votes only a few dozen instances of voter fraud have been documented. Not enough to make ANY difference in ANY election. It is simply a tool of the right to lower voting numbers, which always works in their favor. Anyone who thinks differently is either naive or evil...possibly both.
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MARTYB
61 years of age, happily divorced, father of three
04:33 AM on 10/27/2011
I hear what is being said about "voter suppression" but.......wouldn't that behoove those who are interested in the Black vote to organize rides for people to get ID"s since for whatever reasons it isn't being done by friends and relatives, rides that is? You have to have an ID for all kinds of transactions, social, economic, school, why is this so hard? It makes people seem so helpless and dependant about something that is more or less a "societal norm", you have to have an ID to function in this society, get one.
09:22 AM on 10/27/2011
Repubs will find some way to interfere with those types of efforts to help people get IDs. It is clear that you are middle class and not dirt poor. The really poor do not have a car, a credit card, do not fly, etc. So much for your social norm. Just like those who say cut up all of your credit cards as solution to bank dirty tricks. Fine, but I defy a person without a credit card to try and rent a car.
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09:46 AM on 10/27/2011
You can use a debit card or American Ex to rent a car. Credit cards are becoming obsolete - rates too high.
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Maebug
09:27 AM on 10/27/2011
You make a valid point. The laws are not going to change before next year's election;therefore, we have to deal with the situation that exist. That means we get ID's and help those who need rides or money to secure one. The republicans are counting on us to do nothing but complain. We have to show them as the President likes to say "not this time".
11:22 PM on 10/26/2011
Was he an ally only because he publicly agreed with President Obama at a time when he needed President Obama to prove his bonafides? His current statements are no more factual than those of the Republicans who wish to disenfranchise voters who do not support them. His anectdotal evidence is not proof of anything, other than perhaps his evolution towards becoming the next Cain. If so, watch out Abel.
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davegstein
09:49 AM on 10/27/2011
Somebody got to him,promised him support for future office or equivalent.....
08:35 PM on 10/26/2011
When bush was in office, they did a survive on voting fraud. It was very low. This is an excuse to stop people from voting. This will hurt blacks, hispanics, senior citiziens, and students. In the sixties, people fault for this law to go into law. They were jailed, hosed, killed and called racist names. We cannot allow this jim law go on in this world.
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neolow
Radicalized Dem
07:54 PM on 10/26/2011
Instances of voter fraud is so rare that the GOP can't even come up with specific instances or even estimates of this alleged fraud. They're willing to spend millions on preventing something that can't be quantified. Why? Because it's politically advantageous...voter suppression particularly Democratic voter suppression (poor, minorities, students)
09:25 AM on 10/27/2011
But the conservatives on Supreme Court ruled that such laws were OK even though no evidence of need for laws was provided. If the case is for something they do not like, then they discover the need for evidence. Just another nail in the coffin of liberty by the SC.
09:29 AM on 10/27/2011
Are you kidding? This is just the ACORN fraud. http://rottenacorn.com/activityMap.html
06:53 PM on 10/26/2011
when you register to vote, you show your ID. This article is a waste of time because we always show our ID.