To: Venturer

One of the ways the dems have had Photo I.D. laws overturned has been a clever conjunction of the “disparate impact” nonsense with a neat statistical trick.

“Disparate impact” rears its ugly head every time statistics show that one group (i.e., blacks) is disadvantaged proportionally more than another (i.e., whites or, perhaps, Asians.) For instance—when a firefighter’s promotion test had whites performing better than blacks, the municipality was sued due to the disparate impact the test had on the aggrieved minority. (No lawsuit has been filed on the disparate impact that superior basketball skills has foisted on the 88% of the population—whites—that only comprise about 15% of the NBA, but I digress.)

Anyway—back to voting, and the statistical trick that was used. I’m rounding the numbers for simplicity, but the concept is easily understood:

Suppose that there are 1 million white voters and 1 million black voters in a particular state. Suppose that, of the 1 million white voters, 999,999 have picture IDs. Suppose that, of the million black voters, “only” 999,998 have picture IDs. To those of us with some schooling (I have a BS in Math, among other things) it would seem that, statistically, blacks are just about as likely as whites to own a photo ID. But, wait! Let’s flip the numbers to the converse. Per million voters—1 white DOES NOT have the photo ID. (See where this is headed?) Yet, per million voters—2 blacks DO NOT have the photo ID.
Conclusion: BLACKS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY AS WHITES TO LACK A PHOTO ID.

This analysis, as I said, simplifies the numbers, but the approach is identical to that taken by those who got at least one state law revoked. The fact that Photo IDs are easy to get, would be paid for by the state, and even done at the voters’ home were all deemed to be irrelevant. Disparate impact ruled again.

12 posted on 05/09/2012 2:50:11 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Your Post is excellent, and right on the money.

23 posted on 05/09/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by Venturer

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Good points about blacks and whites.

However, the bigger issue is the U.S. government rolled out the red carpet for many millions from south of the border. We're talking upwards of 30 million in this country illegally. Don't buy the 12 million figure government has been using for 20+ years now. It's absolute bull cheet.

A good percentage of the millions of illegals vote and commit other fraud on a large scale routine basis.

Many are told who to vote for by professional insurgents who want to turn this country on it's head, and undermine this country, it's history and it's future.

Trust me, there are those among us, including the desire of the U.S. government, the U.N., to divide the once united, for numerous obvious reasons.

24 posted on 05/09/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
"Per million voters—1 white DOES NOT have the photo ID. (See where this is headed?) Yet, per million voters—2 blacks DO NOT have the photo ID. Conclusion: BLACKS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY AS WHITES TO LACK A PHOTO ID."

This is baloney. The total number must be included to make any sense, legally. No court would accept this interpretation. In fact, when such a percentage as 99.9998% of voters have photo I.D., the term "likely" cannot be applied at all unless it's talking about those who have I.D.'s. One could say that weather conditions prohibit voter participation to a much higher percentage than this sample does yet no one is challenging it and demanding that elections only be allowed when 100 percent of the nation is perfect, weather-wise.

26 posted on 05/09/2012 7:44:28 PM PDT by Uncle Sham

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