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(Gadsden Times)   Alabama town has 130% voter turnout. It would have been 160%, but they caught several hundred people voting twice   (gadsdentimes.com) divider line 162
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2012-08-31 08:43:45 AM
because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals
 
2012-08-31 08:50:10 AM

EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals


Yes. I'm sure that's the case here. I'm sure it couldn't possibly some election fraud shenanigans to offer of proof of widespread voter fraud. I mean, there is no possible way that 130% voter turnout could be the result of some sort of orchestrated effort. It was all done by individuals, acting of their own accord.
 
2012-08-31 09:01:16 AM
Maybe they had 2 IDs?
One for Willaim and one for Robert if your name is Billy-Bob.
 
2012-08-31 09:26:49 AM
I'll bet some hillbilly county clerk divided by 3/5ths instead of multiplied.
 
2012-08-31 09:33:05 AM

I_Am_Weasel: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

Yes. I'm sure that's the case here. I'm sure it couldn't possibly some election fraud shenanigans to offer of proof of widespread voter fraud. I mean, there is no possible way that 130% voter turnout could be the result of some sort of orchestrated effort. It was all done by individuals, acting of their own accord.


Or the headline is fiction:

Republicans reacted with statements calling for better election security after The Gadsden Times reported the number of voters registered in Uniontown equaled 130 percent of the town's 2010 population of 1,775. Nearly 81 percent of the town voted.
 
2012-08-31 09:38:56 AM

EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals


They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.
 
2012-08-31 09:48:12 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.


They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.
 
2012-08-31 09:58:31 AM
Does anyone else find the term "Black Belt" as used in this context extremely racist?

And no, 130% did not vote, 81% did, the 130% is the number of registered voters in relation to the last census which has a habit of under counting minorities. The high voter turnout is suspicious which is why they're looking into it but let's all jump to conclusions!
 
2012-08-31 10:07:10 AM

EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.


I have no problem with Voter ID in principle but the problem is I don't trust YOU. All of the recent voting overhauls have been partisan attempts orchestrated by ALEC to disenfranchise traditionally Democratic voting blocks. The GOP is so insane at this point in history that I don't trust their attempts to modernize the process. Maybe later when they're less demonstrably uncompromising. Voting is too important.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-31 10:11:37 AM

Lumpmoose: EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.

I have no problem with Voter ID in principle but the problem is I don't trust YOU. All of the recent voting overhauls have been partisan attempts orchestrated by ALEC to disenfranchise traditionally Democratic voting blocks. The GOP is so insane at this point in history that I don't trust their attempts to modernize the process. Maybe later when they're less demonstrably uncompromising. Voting is too important.


Nonsense, they haven't all be orchestrated by ALEC, there are plenty of other right wing groups pushing disenfranchisement schemes.
 
2012-08-31 10:12:52 AM
How convenient that when the federal courts kill two Republican voter id laws that suddenly a "massive" voter fraud surge (in Alabama of all places) suddenly occurs.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-31 10:14:06 AM

EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.


Considering that wing nuts like O'keefe have tried to prove it is easy to get away with and gotten caught?
 
2012-08-31 10:16:25 AM

vpb: Lumpmoose: EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.

I have no problem with Voter ID in principle but the problem is I don't trust YOU. All of the recent voting overhauls have been partisan attempts orchestrated by ALEC to disenfranchise traditionally Democratic voting blocks. The GOP is so insane at this point in history that I don't trust their attempts to modernize the process. Maybe later when they're less demonstrably uncompromising. Voting is too important.

Nonsense, they haven't all be orchestrated by ALEC, there are plenty of other right wing groups pushing disenfranchisement schemes.


Yeah, but is there an instance where the bill itself was not influenced or written by ALEC?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-31 10:17:57 AM

CommieTaoist: Does anyone else find the term "Black Belt" as used in this context extremely racist?



No, it refers to the soil, and most of the voters in the town are black so they would have changed the name of the city if they had a problem with it.
 
2012-08-31 10:25:26 AM
Would this even be a story if the town were predominately white and Republican? I ask merely for information.
 
2012-08-31 10:52:51 AM

EnviroDude: They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.


They didn't catch sh*t. It's all explained in the post below yours. Go put on dry pants, ya big baby.
 
2012-08-31 11:03:38 AM
wow, never saw envirodude post more than once in a thread! disenfranchising people must be very important to him
 
2012-08-31 11:11:42 AM
In other news, the AG's name is Luthor Strange. That's all kinds of awesome right there.
 
2012-08-31 11:20:40 AM
FTFA: Most of its population is black and votes Democratic.

Ah. I see the problem here.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-31 11:22:17 AM

Headso: wow, never saw envirodude post more than once in a thread! disenfranchising people must be very important to him


November is looming.

i185.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-31 11:23:41 AM

vpb: CommieTaoist: Does anyone else find the term "Black Belt" as used in this context extremely racist?



No, it refers to the soil, and most of the voters in the town are black so they would have changed the name of the city if they had a problem with it.


I thought it was because everyone was Kung Fu fighting.
 
2012-08-31 11:25:08 AM

EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals


You didn't read the entire article. Allow me to summarize it for you: OMG! Black people are registering to vote! Run for your lives! Abandon the women and children! Every man for himself! Repeat: black people are registering to vote!

I've saved you some time and increased the efficiency of your day. You're welcome.
 
2012-08-31 11:25:40 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: vpb: CommieTaoist: Does anyone else find the term "Black Belt" as used in this context extremely racist?



No, it refers to the soil, and most of the voters in the town are black so they would have changed the name of the city if they had a problem with it.

I thought it was because everyone was Kung Fu fighting.


Those cats were fast as lightning...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-31 11:26:03 AM
That was a four page article that didn't have one comment from a Democratic politician.
 
2012-08-31 11:27:07 AM

EnviroDude: They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.


As long as we're talking about fearing the unknown, are you scared of the Boogeyman, too?

I lie awake at night scared that a gamma ray burst will wipe out all of humanity.
 
2012-08-31 11:28:03 AM

cmunic8r99: I_Am_Weasel: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

Yes. I'm sure that's the case here. I'm sure it couldn't possibly some election fraud shenanigans to offer of proof of widespread voter fraud. I mean, there is no possible way that 130% voter turnout could be the result of some sort of orchestrated effort. It was all done by individuals, acting of their own accord.

Or the headline is fiction:

Republicans reacted with statements calling for better election security after The Gadsden Times reported the number of voters registered in Uniontown equaled 130 percent of the town's 2010 population of 1,775. Nearly 81 percent of the town voted.


Wow someone read the article. Let's see how much Derp about how IDs would have prevented this continues.
 
2012-08-31 11:28:13 AM

Ennuipoet: Would this even be a story if the town were predominately white and Republican? I ask merely for information.


No. There are few if any districts in the country where the number of voters on the rolls don't exceed the actual number of voters - for reasons explained in TFA.
This was selected because it is mostly black and Democratic, to get the maximum "Booga-Booga!" factor. At any rate, no illegal votes were cast, as is inevitably the case, and the righties need to quit whining for these unconstitutional laws. It makes them look like pussies who can't win without tilting the playing field.
 
2012-08-31 11:29:04 AM

rumpelstiltskin: I'll bet some hillbilly county clerk divided by 3/5ths instead of multiplied.


Excellent. +1
 
2012-08-31 11:31:34 AM

EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.


There is this little black-market business called, Fake IDs that you might want to read up on.
 
2012-08-31 11:31:40 AM

mainstreet62: rumpelstiltskin: I'll bet some hillbilly county clerk divided by 3/5ths instead of multiplied.

Excellent. +1


Make that 2
 
2012-08-31 11:33:12 AM

zarberg: EnviroDude: They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.

As long as we're talking about fearing the unknown, are you scared of the Boogeyman, too?

I lie awake at night scared that a gamma ray burst will wipe out all of humanity.


GRBs are a legitimate fear, though.
 
2012-08-31 11:33:39 AM
Awwwwwww shiat! Voter fraud!

I said, VOTER FRAUD!!!!

You know what that means:

House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, said the numbers dramatize why the Department of Justice should approve Alabama's photo voter identification law in time for the 2014 elections.


Yeah. I know, champ. I know.
 
2012-08-31 11:35:04 AM

VitruvianMonkey: EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.

There is this little black-market business called, Fake IDs that you might want to read up on.


I think the GOP knows that and is hoping to use that as an excuse later:

Racist polling judge, "Sorry Mr. Scary Looking Black Man, this ID looks fake to me. You will not be allowed to vote."
 
2012-08-31 11:35:42 AM
"The dead are coming back to life, and they're voting Republican!" - Lisa Simpson
 
2012-08-31 11:36:31 AM

Lumpmoose: EnviroDude: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals

They caught it. The laws work. You can chase the voter fraud that you say isn't caught like you chase invisible people in the sky for their approval.

They caught it this time. How many times isn't it caught. Presenting ID is an easy way to thwart fraud.

I have no problem with Voter ID in principle but the problem is I don't trust YOU. All of the recent voting overhauls have been partisan attempts orchestrated by ALEC to disenfranchise traditionally Democratic voting blocks. The GOP is so insane at this point in history that I don't trust their attempts to modernize the process. Maybe later when they're less demonstrably uncompromising. Voting is too important.


How dare you imply the the RNC is trying to disenfranchise voters. You Libs are the real disenfranchisers for always pointing it out.
 
2012-08-31 11:36:36 AM
That article read like propaganda. They only quote republicans and democratic turncoat that spews GOP talking points.

It was just an add for vote suppression.
 
2012-08-31 11:37:18 AM

HotWingConspiracy: That article read like propaganda. They only quote republicans and democratic turncoat that spews GOP talking points.

It was just an add for vote suppression.

 
2012-08-31 11:37:27 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: FTFA: Most of its population is black and votes Democratic.

Ah. I see the problem here.


The same problem Alabama has been fighting since 1865.
 
2012-08-31 11:37:33 AM
Oh, voter registration fraud. Not the same, subtard.
 
2012-08-31 11:38:37 AM
Is this about the way voter turnout is counted?

If I remember right, voter turnout percentage is based on the number of people registered the day of/before an election: So if EVERYONE registered votes, and then more people register *And* vote on election day, you go over 100%,since you have more people registered and voting than you did the day before the election.

/Which is a REALLY farking stupid way to do it, but whatever.
 
2012-08-31 11:39:22 AM
So what I got from this article is no proof of voter fraud = voter fraud.
 
2012-08-31 11:39:52 AM
Attorney General Luther Strange

There is something going on here. Luther Strange? If that's not a super villain name nothing is.
 
2012-08-31 11:40:13 AM
Alabama GOP Chairman Bill Armistead said "something is fishy" in Perry County.

You got that right.

He said only a strictly enforced photo voter ID requirement can return faith "to what is obviously a flawed, broken and likely corrupt elections system."

And there's your culprit.
 
2012-08-31 11:40:38 AM

max_pooper: Tyrone Slothrop: vpb: CommieTaoist: Does anyone else find the term "Black Belt" as used in this context extremely racist?



No, it refers to the soil, and most of the voters in the town are black so they would have changed the name of the city if they had a problem with it.

I thought it was because everyone was Kung Fu fighting.

Those cats were fast as lightning...


ninjas from japan and kung fu from china are not the same thing!1

still cute pic tho. saved.
 
2012-08-31 11:41:02 AM

EnviroDude: because voter fraud NEVER happens if you listen to the FARK liberals


If you can provide examples of cases of voter fraud, it would be a start.
And lets have them be of the type that ID would stop.

There is no evidence of any actual fraud in Uniontown, let aloe of a type that photo ID would prevent, and the linked article gives reasonable explanations as to why the issue exists without involving any sort of fraud.
 
2012-08-31 11:41:10 AM
Call me crazy, but the Republicans in Alabama want to restrict voting rights by requiring photo id, and low and behold, a town in a heavily Democratic voting area shows up some inconsistencies.

I'll be damned, but that's suspicious.
 
2012-08-31 11:41:26 AM

odinsposse: Oh, voter registration fraud. Not the same, subtard.


Nor is there evidence of fraud of any kind.
 
2012-08-31 11:42:17 AM
There are Democrats in Alabama?

/because you see, voter fraud is perpetrated ONLY by Democrats
 
2012-08-31 11:43:13 AM

meat0918: Call me crazy, but the Republicans in Alabama want to restrict voting rights by requiring photo id, and low and behold, a town in a heavily Democratic voting area shows up some inconsistencies.

I'll be damned, but that's suspicious.


Again - in all voting districts, there are more voters "on the rolls" than actual voters - for reasons that would be obvious to a clever 10 year old.
 
2012-08-31 11:43:38 AM

meat0918: Call me crazy, but the Republicans in Alabama want to restrict voting rights by requiring photo id, and low and behold, a town in a heavily Democratic voting area shows up some inconsistencies.

I'll be damned, but that's suspicious.


It couldn't possibly be more transparent.
 
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