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(Fox News)   Well that didn't take long: Republicans moving quickly to try and allow states to require proof of citizenship for voter registration after the Supreme Court shot down voter Iaw in Arizona on Monday   (foxnews.com) divider line 215
    More: Obvious, Republican, supreme courts, National Voter Registration Act, federal courts, register to vote, David Vitter, Mexican American Legal Defense  
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2013-06-18 01:16:51 PM  
Good. If you find that a new law is needed there is no time to dawdle, begin working with other legislators to convince them of the need and to enact legislation.

Do you think it should be elsewise?
 
2013-06-18 01:20:44 PM  

feckingmorons: If you find that a new law is needed...


I think I found your problem.
 
2013-06-18 01:40:54 PM  
This will certainly help their outreach efforts!
 
2013-06-18 01:42:35 PM  
The GOP is retarded.
 
2013-06-18 01:45:03 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: feckingmorons


If we believe him, we've been warned about it.
 
2013-06-18 01:48:41 PM  
How DARE them try to prevent Al Qaeda from voting!!11!!1!1!
 
2013-06-18 01:49:08 PM  
I can't wait for all the citizens realize how much bureaucracy and red tape they're going to have to wade through in order to exercise their right to vote.

Because if it's that necessary, it's going to be necessary for everyone currently on the lists to prove their citizenship too.
 
2013-06-18 02:04:27 PM  
Ah, just in time for the election cycles. They are smart. S.M.R.T.
 
2013-06-18 02:09:03 PM  
How's that outreach thing working for you, asshats?
 
2013-06-18 02:09:38 PM  

feckingmorons: Good. If you find that a new law is needed...



Is this a real need or a Fox News need?
 
2013-06-18 02:11:45 PM  
They're so cute, marching around, banging on their little Voter Fraud drum. "Too arms! Too arms!"
 
2013-06-18 02:14:09 PM  

unamused: How DARE them try to prevent Al Qaeda from voting!!11!!1!1!


There's a line on the driver's license/state ID application that says "Member of Al Qaida:  Y  N (circle one)"?  I must have missed that.  Hope I guessed right.
 
2013-06-18 02:19:26 PM  

MrBallou: They're so cute, marching around, banging on their little Voter Fraud drum. "Too arms! Too arms!"


I'd point out the typo, but given that this is the "descent is the highest form of patriotic" crowd, you're likely correct here.
 
2013-06-18 02:20:15 PM  
The GOP motto needs to be update to "If you're not old and white, you're not far enough right".
 
2013-06-18 02:26:29 PM  

Aarontology: I can't wait for all the citizens realize how much bureaucracy and red tape they're going to have to wade through in order to exercise their right to vote.

Because if it's that necessary, it's going to be necessary for everyone currently on the lists to prove their citizenship too.


End result: fewer people vote.
 
2013-06-18 02:34:16 PM  
This will create a lot of jobs.
 
2013-06-18 02:36:17 PM  
I think this would be a good idea.  I have no doubt that there are some non-citizens on the voting rolls. 
 
Back in 1980, the democratic party tried to get my mother to register to vote.   They sent several letters encouraging her to register and to vote for their candidate.  And at the time the only piece of id that my mother had from the United States was a green card.
 
2013-06-18 02:38:22 PM  

minoridiot: I think this would be a good idea.  I have no doubt that there are some non-citizens on the voting rolls.

Back in 1980, the democratic party tried to get my mother to register to vote.   They sent several letters encouraging her to register and to vote for their candidate.  And at the time the only piece of id that my mother had from the United States was a green card.


cool story, bro
 
2013-06-18 02:43:51 PM  
You know... at some point, this begins to resemble a dysfunctional relationship where one party has gone over the "IF I CAN"T HAVE YOU, NO ONE WILL" cliff
 
2013-06-18 02:58:13 PM  
Oh, goody, feckingmorons is back to troll the hell out of this issue.  I wonder if he'll compare voting registration to a license to practice medicine or, perhaps, to being allowed to pilot an airplane.

The amount of "voter fraud" in federal elections not statistically significant, these laws are specifically designed to disenfranchise the poor.
 
2013-06-18 03:01:24 PM  
In a statement, Cruz said that the new "Grandfather Clauses" would help states determine voter eligibility based on whether the person's grandfather had been eligible to vote.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.
 
2013-06-18 03:06:32 PM  

vernonFL: In a statement, Cruz said that the new "Grandfather Clauses" would help states determine voter eligibility based on whether the person's grandfather had been eligible to vote.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.


I lol'd!
 
2013-06-18 03:06:50 PM  

vernonFL: In a statement, Cruz said that the new "Grandfather Clauses" would help states determine voter eligibility based on whether the person's grandfather had been eligible to vote.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.



That would never happen. The Republicans know that literacy tests would cut their own voter base in half.
 
2013-06-18 03:07:52 PM  

propasaurus: Aarontology: I can't wait for all the citizens realize how much bureaucracy and red tape they're going to have to wade through in order to exercise their right to vote.

Because if it's that necessary, it's going to be necessary for everyone currently on the lists to prove their citizenship too.

End result: fewer people vote.



" I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
-Paul Weyrich, GOP strategist, and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation and Moral Majority: Fall 1980.

Republicans do not like the American system of government.
 
2013-06-18 03:09:38 PM  

vernonFL: In a statement, Cruz said that the new "Grandfather Clauses" would help states determine voter eligibility based on whether the person's grandfather had been eligible to vote.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.



I want this to be satire, but I'm honestly not sure.  Damned Poe's Law strikes again.
 
2013-06-18 03:15:11 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: vernonFL: In a statement, Cruz said that the new "Grandfather Clauses" would help states determine voter eligibility based on whether the person's grandfather had been eligible to vote.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.


That would never happen. The Republicans know that literacy tests would cut their own voter base in half.


And Paul's base completely
 
2013-06-18 03:16:01 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How's that outreach thing working for you, asshats?


When it is all said and done, the GOP outreach will be a self-inflicted reach-a-round for their party at the voting booth.
 
2013-06-18 03:16:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: You know... at some point, this begins to resemble a dysfunctional relationship where one party has gone over the "IF I CAN"T HAVE YOU, NO ONE WILL" cliff


I thought they hit that point in January, 2009.
 
2013-06-18 03:17:47 PM  
Stupid Republicans are Stupid.
 
2013-06-18 03:18:14 PM  
They did say they were the "party of small government". What did you think they meant?
 
2013-06-18 03:21:48 PM  
You already have to prove you're a citizen to register to vote.

This is about disenfranchising people, pure and simple.
 
2013-06-18 03:21:48 PM  
"This encourages voter fraud and we must ensure that our elections are fair and accurately reflect the will of our citizens," he said.

Any law that isn't sufficiently draconian encourages the crime that it has outlawed.  You don't want to know where that attitude can go.
 
2013-06-18 03:22:46 PM  
If I was an undocumented immigrant, it would be totally worthwhile to give my information to the federal government in order to cast a single farking vote.

This is what the GOP believes.
 
2013-06-18 03:23:25 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: They did say they were the "party of small government". What did you think they meant?


They want the government reduced to a diarchy consisting of Gene Eric Republican and Abe Lincoln's preserved hat?
 
2013-06-18 03:24:06 PM  

timujin: Oh, goody, feckingmorons is back to troll the hell out of this issue.  I wonder if he'll compare voting registration to a license to practice medicine or, perhaps, to being allowed to pilot an airplane.

The amount of "voter fraud" in federal elections not statistically significant, these laws are specifically designed to disenfranchise the poor.


BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT..... that statistically insignificant amount of fraud..... is only the fraud WE KNOW ABOUT!>>>!>>!!!!11!

//or something
 
2013-06-18 03:26:03 PM  
Obviously the system needs to be fixed as to make it impossible to vote Democrat.


What GOP'ers really want.
 
2013-06-18 03:28:36 PM  
I'll trade a voter registry for a gun registry.
 
2013-06-18 03:29:12 PM  
I can think of no better idea than to make Election Day polling center volunteers the arbiters of who does and doesn't get to vote.
 
2013-06-18 03:29:28 PM  

propasaurus: Aarontology: I can't wait for all the citizens realize how much bureaucracy and red tape they're going to have to wade through in order to exercise their right to vote.

Because if it's that necessary, it's going to be necessary for everyone currently on the lists to prove their citizenship too.

End result: fewer people vote.


And that's the general idea. Less people voting means less people voting for Democrats.
 
2013-06-18 03:29:31 PM  

Old enough to know better: Obviously the system needs to be fixed as to make it impossible to vote Democrat.


What GOP'ers really want.


You can either vote for the GOP candidate, or write in the Democratic candidate.

See?

Compromise.
 
2013-06-18 03:29:37 PM  
hah! these guys are clowns.
 
2013-06-18 03:30:10 PM  
Good for them.
 
2013-06-18 03:30:52 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: If I was an undocumented immigrant, it would be totally worthwhile to give my information to the federal government in order to cast a single farking vote.

This is what the GOP believes.


you have inadvertently hit the nail on the head. They *believe* not think.
 
2013-06-18 03:31:04 PM  

FloydA: vernonFL: In a statement, Cruz said that the new "Grandfather Clauses" would help states determine voter eligibility based on whether the person's grandfather had been eligible to vote.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.


I want this to be satire, but I'm honestly not sure.  Damned Poe's Law strikes again.


If it were real it would specify that it's an ENGLISH literacy test (All caps is important).
 
2013-06-18 03:32:13 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: That would never happen. The Republicans know that literacy tests would cut their own voter base in half.

And Paul's base completely


I hate to burst your bubble but I think the Democrat base would have some issues.


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I haven't heard about this "literacy test" idea but I'm all for it.
 
2013-06-18 03:32:14 PM  

minoridiot: I think this would be a good idea.  I have no doubt that there are some non-citizens on the voting rolls.

Back in 1980, the democratic party tried to get my mother to register to vote.   They sent several letters encouraging her to register and to vote for their candidate.  And at the time the only piece of id that my mother had from the United States was a green card.


I think there is a large difference between sending mail to everyone on a mailing list who is not registered to vote and non-citizens actually voting.
 
2013-06-18 03:32:21 PM  
Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is pushing an amendment of his own that would require voters to pass a literacy test in order to vote.

I want to see a teeth test.  If you don't have at least two dozen, you don't get to vote.  That'll fix the Republicans wagon right quick.
 
2013-06-18 03:32:43 PM  

feckingmorons: Good. If you find that a new law is needed there is no time to dawdle, begin working with other legislators to convince them of the need and to enact legislation.

Do you think it should be elsewise?

I see you support Obamacare. Good for you!
 
2013-06-18 03:32:53 PM  
Someone once told me to be careful what I wished for, because I just might get it.

I could be way off here, but I'm thinking this may be one of those instances for Republicans. It may sound like a good idea to make those brown people jump through hoops to vote, but the second it inconveniences some old white guy, the butthurt will flow. What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander too, no?
 
2013-06-18 03:32:53 PM  

meat0918: You already have to prove you're a citizen to register to vote.

This is about disenfranchising people, pure and simple.


I needed no such documentation the last time I registered to vote.

But keep in mind that I'm white, so there was no need for me to prove my citizenship.
 
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