Just move along now.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I read somewhere coke already caved in.
That makes me want to not buy their products more than anything. Oh wait, I already don't.
What I have a hard time understanding is why some are so caught up in this voter registration thing. Why all of a sudden?
First, is voter fraud a big issue? Sure it happens... just like it will happen with voter ID. But the problem is quite minuscule, no? Are you not concerned that this will lower and already low voter turnout? If it gets any lower, your country will no longer be a democracy.
Second, why is your attention pointed towards individual voter fraud rather than the voting machines, which a 14 year-old pimply-assed kid can hack into from his mom's basement? Funny that is not the top concern.
If I were to guess, I'd opine that some groups are pushing to silence other groups... most likely, those who typically for the Democrats. If the ACORN witch-hunt was not proof enough, then those who -- all of a sudden! -- are pushing for voter ID (because heck, voter fraud is RAMPANT! ) should push suspicion over the edge.
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Yeah, voter fraud does happen. Dead people end up registered to vote, illegals end up registered to vote, yada-yada. If it's not a huge problem it's because validating voter's identity and citizenship is a big deal. I'd rather have a 40% turn-out rate of legitimate voters than bump it to an 80% turn-out rate with people who have no right to vote.
When I lived in SoCal my small district had a huge voting scandal, with hundreds, possibly thousands of illegal votes for a single candidate being caught. They only stopped checking the votes when the number of votes left to check made it mathematically impossible to have changed the result of the election. So yes, I'm kind of anal about making certain that voters are who they say they are, live where they say they live, and are citizens.