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Picard Wtf in fun
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Did you even watch the video for the link you sent? In it it said that there was no malice, that all of the odd votes could be linked to simple clerical errors.

I'm not going to keep arguing beyond this post, but it would be really simple for you to Google "How exactly does requiring ID "suppress" someones right to vote?" instead of asking me. I did, and there are plenty of articles to read if you really want to enlighten yourself on how racist tactics are used to keep minorities from voting.

Voter ID is one of many different prongs of an organized attack on voting and voters rights, such as requiring proof of citizenship, tightening up voter registration drives, shortening early voting periods, repealing same-day voter registration and purging voter rolls during a prohibited time before an election, in addition to requiring photo IDs. Along with tactics like putting these false flyers on cars before an election:

http://projectvote.org/voter-intimidation.html

So it isn't just the Voter ID, the Voter ID laws are systemic of a much larger problem that the right uses any tactic it can use to keep minorities from voting. Except the one tactic that would work, which is caring about the needs of the under privileged in this country.
Picard Wtf in fun
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In 2011, the civil rights group The Advancement Project reported that voter ID laws disproportionately impact blacks and Latinos. According to another report commissioned by the Election Assistance Commission, one effect of voter identification laws is lower turnout, especially among members of minorities. A 2011 study by New York University's Brennan Center claimed that of the US population that is of voting age, 11% lack government-issued photo IDs. The simple fact is that despite this frenzy of state legislation to counteract so-called voter fraud and to protect the integrity of our elections, proponents of such voter suppression legislation have failed to show that voter fraud is a problem anywhere in the country. Aside from the occasional unproven anecdote or baseless allegation, supporters of these laws simply cannot show that there is any need for them.
People who demand that their employers pay for their birth control need to consider this in fun
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oooookay...But you are implying it shouldn't be covered as healthcare, when clearly it has many medical uses. To not cover it is to deny many women the medical help that they can get from it.
Computer Guy in fun
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Picard Wtf in fun
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Maybe because they are racist. Maybe because the states that have enacted tougher voter ID laws in the past few years are also the same states where both minority and lower-income voter turnout had increased in recent years (can't have that can we??). Maybe because the states that passed voter ID laws are all states that Republicans control of both houses of the state legislature and the governorship. And have strong probabilities of being swing states in the 2012 elections.

These facts demonstrate voter ID laws have “an uncomfortable relationship to the political activism of blacks and the poor.” Their paper further situates voter ID within a realm of policies that “collectively reduce electoral access among the socially marginalized.”

In other words: Their research adds substantial support to the claim popular among the left and even some former Republicans that stricter voter ID requirements has little to do with purported voter fraud and everything to do with preserving GOP majorities in election results against widening opposition. The fact of the matter is that voter ID laws overwhelmingly affect minorities and the poor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2013/12/17/states-with-higher-black-turnout-are-more-likely-to-restrict-voting/?clsrd
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