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    Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    I wonder why a Republican governor would veto such bills when "voter fraud" is such a major part of the Republican position. I realise he stated his reasoning in the linked article but still ...

    Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Michigan governor Rick Snyder said he won't sign a bill drawn up by GOP lawmakers which would have required a photo I.D. for first-time registration, or to get an absentee ballot.

    Snyder also rejected related GOP-backed measures that would have required voters to check a box affirming their citizenship, and that would have made it harder for voter registration groups to operate in the state. A similar law targeting voter registration groups in Florida is currently the subject of a lawsuit, and has been blocked by a judge for now.
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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Leave it to a lib-tard news site to call requiring an ID to vote "voter suppression".
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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Leave it to a lib-tard news site to call requiring an ID to vote "voter suppression".
    Photo IDs. Some people don't have them.
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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Leave it to a lib-tard news site to call requiring an ID to vote "voter suppression".
    It is ridiculous especially when you consider what other countries require. In Sunday's election Mexicans were required to show their national photo ID card which was compared to a registry which also contained their photo.
    Mexico's elections are more ethical than the USA's and that's sad.
    Mexico's national voter IDs part of culture

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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    It is ridiculous especially when you consider what other countries require. In Sunday's election Mexicans were required to show their national photo ID card which was compared to a registry which also contained their photo.
    Mexico's elections are more ethical than the USA's and that's sad.
    Mexico's national voter IDs part of culture
    Oh. Now we care about what other countries require. Wonder where that spirit was on health care reform.

    Nobody wants election reform more than me, but how about a policy that actively improves a citizen's ability to make informed choices rather than passively aggressively marginalizing demographics that detract from a specific party's political success?
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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Because cases of voter fraud are about .0001%..


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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Oh. Now we care about what other countries require. Wonder where that spirit was on health care reform.

    Nobody wants election reform more than me, but how about a policy that actively improves a citizen's ability to make informed choices rather than passively aggressively marginalizing demographics that detract from a specific party's political success?
    The left whined for years that the US was behind Europe in socialized health care. But most European countries require ID to vote. Are they all racist? Canada, South Africa, India all require ID. Why is it only racist in the USA?

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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Because cases of voter fraud are about .0001%..
    How do you know? If there are no checks in place, if ID is not enforced, how can anyone claim that it doesn't occur? If the names of dead people are left on the rolls and fraudulent people vote in their place who would know if their identity does not have to be proven?

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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    The left whined for years that the US was behind Europe in socialized health care. But most European countries require ID to vote. Are they all racist? Canada, South Africa, India all require ID. Why is it only racist in the USA?
    It is not racist in the U.S., that is simply the cover story. The SAME ID is NOW required to cash checks & lottery tickets, buy alcohol, tobacco, guns, ammo and prescription drugs, get hunting & fishing licenses and to get many public assistance benefits. The REAL issue is that with required presentation of a valid, state issued, photo ID, that confirms EACH voter's name/address combination, that they may then vote only once, and only as themselves, in a single electon. Without that, they may vote as ANY valid name/address combination matching a registered voter, that they CLAIM to be. It is the inability to manufacture votes, rather than any real "access" issues, that makes the left VERY reluctant to change the system that they know how to (ab)use so well. ;-)
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    Re: Michigan's GOP governor vetoes voter suppression bills

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    How do you know? If there are no checks in place, if ID is not enforced, how can anyone claim that it doesn't occur? If the names of dead people are left on the rolls and fraudulent people vote in their place who would know if their identity does not have to be proven?
    http://brennan.3cdn.net/c176576c0065..._gxm6ib0hl.pdf
    Voter ID Laws Study: Voter Fraud Even Rarer Than The Odds of Winning Mega Millions
    Voter Fraud Claims Are Smoke Without Fire | Debate Club | US News Opinion
    Allegations of Voter Fraud | Brennan Center for Justice
    Five myths about voter fraud - The Washington Post


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