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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    This should be read. It demonstrates how the right wing attack upon the right to vote is not limited to just one tactic. A few years ago, this sort of effort against voting rights would have been considered as whacko-nutjob territory. Now its a part of a major political party.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Because it is the very essence of living in a representative democracy.
    We're talking about the USA.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    Then why do we need another ID?
    Maybe we don't. My position is that the ACLU's position is bogus. I see no harm in making the registration a picture I.D. though. D.L used to be just a paper card.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    There's nothing generic about it. There have been many studies showing that these laws prevent lots of people from voting and there is no evidence that they serve an important purpose. There's a reason that they are always pushed by Republicans, and it has nothing to do with voter fraud.
    Sorry, "lots of studies" as the way of evidence is totally dismissable.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Voter fraud is a non-issue in this country. It's as common as hens teeth. So why put millions of people to unnecessary trouble?
    Trouble? All they have to do is smile.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    This should be read. It demonstrates how the right wing attack upon the right to vote is not limited to just one tactic. A few years ago, this sort of effort against voting rights would have been considered as whacko-nutjob territory. Now its a part of a major political party.

    Voting Rights Act under siege - POLITICO.com Print View
    “There certainly has been a major change,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of election law at the University of California at Irvine. “Now, you have a whole bunch of credible mainstream state attorneys general and governors taking this view. … That would have been unheard of even five years ago. You would have been accused of being a racist.

    Professors of election laws steal little babies from mothers at parks. This would have been unheard of 5 years ago. Not that I have to provide anything of proof of that for it to be accepted by many.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    So, if you fail to register prior to the deadline, and you are turned away from the polling booth, your Constitutional rights have been violated.... Registration is an acceptable minimum standard and yet showing a picture ID is unacceptable?
    Here in Wisconsin we can same day register at the polls.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, look....


    It is hard to get by in the modern world without picture ID. Honestly, how many people do you know that don't have some kind of ID?

    Voter fraud is a serious matter. It doesn't take a lot of study to see that there may be hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes in every election cycle.

    Asking for some ID is common sense and not unreasonable and DOES NOT TARGET ANY RACE OR CREED!

    If photo ID is racist then by gosh why do I have to show one all the gosh-darn time!
    Why should anyone need to show a picture of them self when they are standing right there?
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

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    We have gone through so many years in the United States without Voter ID laws, and we now suddenly need them? Voter fraud is not something that is not common in the United States and this seems like an attempt to disenfranchise certain sets of voters.
    Exactly! I hope the ACLU takes it to court.
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    “There certainly has been a major change,” said Rick Hasen, a professor of election law at the University of California at Irvine. “Now, you have a whole bunch of credible mainstream state attorneys general and governors taking this view. … That would have been unheard of even five years ago. You would have been accused of being a racist.

    Professors of election laws steal little babies from mothers at parks. This would have been unheard of 5 years ago. Not that I have to provide anything of proof of that for it to be accepted by many.
    What is your point?
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