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.
JustGetItRight: zarberg: JustGetItRight: You're right of course that the west Alabama situation is more accurately election fraud. There are numerous cases of voter fraud in the same area (one idiot went on a local news broadcast and bragged on how he got $20 for his vote) but if those instance were the only problem there wouldn't really be a problem.If it's such a problem that a Farker like you is so easily aware of it, I'm sure you can cite evidence to show this?Guess you missed the stories I linked to above. Here are some google results. You can follow the stories yourself. Just stick with the mainstream media ones and you'll find the same theme over and over again.Link
JustGetItRight: Absentee fraud is the usual way. There have been election results for other cities in that area where greater than 75% of the ballots cast were absentee.
HighOnCraic: JustGetItRight: Absentee fraud is the usual way. There have been election results for other cities in that area where greater than 75% of the ballots cast were absentee.If this is true, how will photo-ID laws stop this?
JustGetItRight: zarberg: So maybe you can explain why a single mostly-black, mostly-democratic town in Alabama would commit individual voter fraud on such a large scale as to have it be obvious beyond reason that something was amiss?See my previous posts. Because most of the time nobody cares. The counties are small and removed from population centers. There's little access to even a simple thing like high speed internet. When the state was predominately democratic (which was until 2010 in the legislature), the state leaders didn't care because the locals were going to vote for them no matter what. Now that the state leaders are all Republican and don't care because the locals (a) aren't going to vote for them and (b) aren't enough to matter.Here's a 2002 story from the area. Note that a county with a population of 11,000 had four times the number of absentee ballots cast as Tuscaloosa county, which has a population of 77,000.Put yeah, I know. Systemic voter fraud isn't real. It is all about the man keeping people down.
thrgd456: And this is how Obama got elected.
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