Eugene Robinson:Published Thursday, July 12, 2012Titled: With Voter ID Laws, GOP is Pulling Off a time at Ballot Box“Prodded by GOP political activists, the Justice Department under Bush conducted an extensive, nationwide, five-year probe of voter fraud – and ended up convicting a grand total of 86 individuals, according to a 2007 New York Times report. Most of the cases involved felons or immigrants who may not have known they were ineligible to vote.” “Not one case involved the only kind of fraud that voter ID could theoretically prevent: impersonation of a registered voter by someone else. Pennsylvania and other voter ID states have, in a sense, passed laws that will be highly effective in eradicating unicorns.” Read more here (The Sacramento Bee):http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/12/4625548/with-voter-id-laws-gop-is-pulling.html#storylink=cpyPersonal Note: Well Worth the Read!
Titled (Correction): With Voter ID Laws, GOP is Pulling Off a Crime at Ballot Box
The supporters of these laws don’t care about facts. They are consumed by fear and paranoia spread by a massive and well financed campaign based on deceit.None of them can provide any real proof that those fears have any truth behind them. Their only resort is ridicule.
http://news.yahoo.com/attorneys-texas-study-voter-id-law-flawed-023149329.htmlleave it to Harvard to provide faulty info that Obama is using. Leave it to the BLUE ZONE to not examine the issue from only one side.
I’m not going to attempt to defend a study I haven’t even seen. That’s the author’s responsibility. But, isn’t it likely that such a result would most probably arise from inaccuracies in the records that document such things as voter registration, state DMV rolls, birth certificates and firearms records? This has certainly already proven to be the case in Florida’s attempted purge of voter lists. I would suspend judgment until I hear the other side of the story. If this was the first time it was brought up publicly no one could be expected to respond immediately to several names in a list of 1.5 million.
The other side can be partly seen at Texas Voter ID trial, day 2, hinges on numbers of voters without ID from the Dallas Morning News.
The key point that is being overlooked is that the argument is now being shifted to how much harm these laws will do without ever showing any real need for them.
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