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(CNN)   "If voter ID was intended to suppress votes, it is failing as spectacularly as HealthCare.gov"   ( cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Texas, id laws, editor-at-large, Hidalgo County, PJ Media, Texas Department of Public Safety, voter ID, University of Texas  
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1947 clicks; posted to Politics » on 13 Nov 2013 at 6:45 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-13 07:52:59 AM  
2 votes:

winterbraid: Millennium: thatboyoverthere: Oh they've made that case. What they need to do is prove that in-person fraud is actually a problem.

...which is a catch-22, because if there were widespread evidence of voter fraud, it would mean that most fraudsters were being caught, in which case it would not be a problem. Convenient thing for the Dems to demand, really.

Patching holes before they get exploited, if you can manage to find them first, is nothing but good security practice.

translation: THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE IS NOT THE EVIDENCE OF ABSENCE HERPA DERPA DOOO


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2013-11-13 07:23:01 AM  
2 votes:

Millennium: because if there were widespread evidence of voter fraud, it would mean that most fraudsters were being caught,


Or it would mean that there's very little voter impersonation fraud happening.

The total lack of evidence only proves how much is really happening? Okay.
2013-11-13 06:53:45 AM  
2 votes:

whistleridge: Lionel Mandrake: Democrats who oppose voter ID have consistently claimed that it suppresses votes.

And Republicans have consistently claimed that in-person voter fraud is a problem.

...still waiting for someone to make that case...

In other news, both sides are full of shiat. The ID laws aren't about voter suppression, and they aren't about fraud. They're just a stone to push back and forth and fight over, in lieu of actual governance.


"Every time Dave tries to clean the house, the dog knocks over the mop bucket, and then Dave has to re clean everything, and we're back where we started. God damn that dog, and Dave!"
2013-11-13 11:31:10 AM  
1 vote:
Heh, in WI, my MIL is in a facility, and a staunch Republican. The new Scott Walker voter suppression ID laws are hitting her, and it isn't clear that she will be able to vote. She just received another letter about it. It has to do with her receiving her mail at another address because she is no longer competent.
2013-11-13 11:06:26 AM  
1 vote:
I'm one of those Texas voters who actually voted.  It was raining, it was an off year amendment election, but I was gotdammed sure I was going to vote. Democrats are pissed about the voter ID law, and republicans in general.  I noted on the voter roles (I can read upside down, just like all parents) many of my liberal neighbors had also voted.  So in my little neck of the woods, I think turnout had little to do with amendments and more to do with sending  a message.  I understand both parties have detailed databases and pretty much know who's a democrat and who's a republican. So our turnout was a message to the Democratic Party to up its game this time around.
2013-11-13 08:41:16 AM  
1 vote:

Millennium: Patching holes before they get exploited, if you can manage to find them first, is nothing but good security practice.


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2013-11-13 08:02:55 AM  
1 vote:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: winterbraid: Millennium: thatboyoverthere: Oh they've made that case. What they need to do is prove that in-person fraud is actually a problem.

...which is a catch-22, because if there were widespread evidence of voter fraud, it would mean that most fraudsters were being caught, in which case it would not be a problem. Convenient thing for the Dems to demand, really.

Patching holes before they get exploited, if you can manage to find them first, is nothing but good security practice.

translation: THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE IS NOT THE EVIDENCE OF ABSENCE HERPA DERPA DOOO

Do you have any evidence that I'm NOT banging a supermodel on a pile of bacon right now? I didn't think so.


Wow, that's awesome!

What kind of bacon?
2013-11-13 07:37:49 AM  
1 vote:

poorcku: thatboyoverthere: Oh they've made that case. What they need to do is prove that in-person fraud is actually a problem.

Well voter-id is required all over the civilized world, like democratic poster boy, Sweden :)  This argument is always good when used against Republicans (see guns, health care etc.)


Oh, well, you win! I'll give you your voter ID laws, if I get all the cool single payer health care/ decent education / high standard of living / fewer people in jail / lower crime rate / women who look like Swedish women instead of the People of WalMart / etc stuff.

Deal?
2013-11-13 07:22:17 AM  
1 vote:

clkeagle: FTFA: Democrats who oppose voter ID have consistently claimed that it suppresses votes.

Specifically, women and minority votes (especially elderly in those categories). Nobody said that the local Tea Parties wouldn't get all their constituents out to vote... and the increase in voter turnout is about the same as national average.

And as helpful proof that their voter ID laws didn't suppress any votes, the blog included a helpful pic of what this year's Texas voting demographic looked like.

[img.fark.net image 640x360]

Yep, my fears about alienating women and minority voters are certainly alleviated.


Is the election official staking her out to make sure she doesn't vote twice?
2013-11-13 07:21:12 AM  
1 vote:

thatboyoverthere: Oh they've made that case. What they need to do is prove that in-person fraud is actually a problem.


...which is a catch-22, because if there were widespread evidence of voter fraud, it would mean that most fraudsters were being caught, in which case it would not be a problem. Convenient thing for the Dems to demand, really.

Patching holes before they get exploited, if you can manage to find them first, is nothing but good security practice.
2013-11-13 07:13:19 AM  
1 vote:
Lowering taxes raises revenue
Starting wars promotes peace
Controlling lady parts guarantees religious freedom
Gun ownership is a right (and a duty), health care is a privilege
Government "slimdown" is a good thing, closing war monuments an abomination by thugs
Obama caused the shutdown
Jimmy Carter caused the Great Recession
Voter ID prevents voter fraud
2013-11-13 06:53:33 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Editor's note: Bryan Preston is editor at large of the conservative blog PJ Media.
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