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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think Republican efforts regarding voter ID laws are sufficient proof the law is still required.

    Yes, let's require ID's to "secure the election." And just by pure coincidence, we'll scale back services at the facilities where you'd get these ID's in heavily minority/Democrat districts. Surely they wont need the office open more than 5 days a year, right? Closing down at 4pm?

    Meanwhile, we'll completely ignore absentee ballots, which result in the majority of actual voter fraud but happen to lean slightly Republican.
    You would probably get those ID's at the DMV. I doubt the DMV is going anywhere, anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm leery of the argument that "times have changed." I see it as a potential excuse for dramatic alterations against minority rights. I don't raise that argument for gun rights, I won't raise that argument for voting rights.
    The onus should not be on those to prove "time have changed" but on those who suggest conditions continue to be so much worse in eight states that they need to jump through hoops that other states do not. Simply assuming it to be the case is not justifiable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You would probably get those ID's at the DMV. I doubt the DMV is going anywhere, anytime soon.
    That office I referred to was a DMV. Open 5 days a year. (5th Wednesday of an month)

    coincidentally in a blue district of a state with a red legislature.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think Republican efforts regarding voter ID laws are sufficient proof the law is still required.
    Got one here in Georgia. Minority turnout has vastly improved since the law went into effect (contrary to all of the doomsday "modern day poll tax" predictions). Higher among Blacks. Higher among Hispanics. Higher in elections where Obama was a factor, and higher in elections were he wasn't. Next.

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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    I am watching this very closely as it has me worried. If this goes through and Section 5 is struck down, then that will allow for Republican politicians to do away with early voting, put up insane voter ID laws, and the like. Not only will that hurt black people, it will hurt other racial minorities, poor people, and students.
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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That office I referred to was a DMV. Open 5 days a year. (5th Wednesday of an month)

    coincidentally in a blue district of a state with a red legislature.
    Linky?.......
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That office I referred to was a DMV. Open 5 days a year. (5th Wednesday of an month)

    coincidentally in a blue district of a state with a red legislature.
    So you mean this conveniently anonymous state pays for the upkeep of a building and leaves it unoccupied 360 days a year?

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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Linky?.......
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    So you mean this conveniently anonymous state pays for the upkeep of a building and leaves it unoccupied 360 days a year?
    https://trust.dot.state.wi.us/cscfinder/cscsearch.do
    edit3: Swapped out dmv.org link for the official DMV site before anybody complains dmv.org (a private entity) might have incorrect data.
    8:15am to 4pm on the 5th wednesday of any month.

    edit: edit2: site not operated by correct entity. Laughter retracted.

    Another Wisconsin DMV was only open on tuesdays and alternating wednesdays. The one in Phillips, WI is only open one wednesday every other month. Alabama and Mississippi have some offices only open one day a month.

    Voters living in the black belt in Georgia and Mississippi may face similar hurdles. As in Alabama, there
    are 21 contiguous counties in Georgia and 13 contiguous counties in Mississippi — all within the black belt — that do not have a single full-time driver’s license office.
    Last edited by Deuce; 02-28-13 at 11:47 PM.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    never could get to grips with those things.

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    Re: Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act

    Article I, Section 2, Clause 1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States?

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