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The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist
Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Demetrius Minor

Posted on 08/04/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

With the presidential election less than four months away, it's imperative that voters in November find the process as fair and accessible as possible. Several states have decided to enact the requirement of possessing a photo ID to help prevent the occurrence of voter fraud. Predictably, many on the Left are vocalizing their opposition to these measures, claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.

This debate was accelerated to a higher level when Emily Schultheis of Politico opined that young voters and minorities will be grossly affected in swing states with these laws in tact. She points out that roughly 750,000 citizens in Pennsylvania do not have the necessary forms to acquire a photo ID card.

There is an implied notion here that individuals, specifically minorities, are not smart enough to figure out how to obtain proper identification. Liberals are notoriously known for claiming to be the champions of minority rights and equality, while invoking that the federal government must be the spokesperson for them because they are simply incapable of thinking on their own. What exactly is preventing young people and minorities from filling out forms needed to acquire a photo ID?

All Americans should reject this rhetoric. It is a common class warfare antic used by the Left to divulge attention from voter fraud and system inadequacies, and attempt to paint voter ID activists and advocates as racially motivated and bent on taking away votes from President Obama and other Democratic candidates.

The Left’s claim that voter identification affects turnout is preposterous. It’s a weak attempt to suggest that voters will be held back from voting for Obama due to stringent requirements, and not the simple fact that they are dismayed and dissatisfied with the president’s policies and the direction the U.S. economy is headed.

Schultheis referenced Attorney General Holder’s “poll tax” comparison when he spoke about voter ID laws at the NAACP convention earlier in July. It's rather ironic that the Attorney General expressed this divisive view with the NAACP, seeing as how the organization was just in hot water over corruption charges. Lessadolla Sowers, a Tunica County, MS NAACP Executive Committee member, was just sentenced to prison on 10 counts of illegally using absentee ballots.

Of course, the mainstream media doesn’t speak about this because it defeats the Left’s declaration that voter fraud doesn’t exist. They are counting on the fact that Americans will either be disillusioned, or turn a deaf ear to their cries of racism and injustice of those who are pleading for voting integrity. It is our duty and obligation to hold organizations like the NAACP accountable for trying to distort the voting process and tip the election results in favor of Democratic candidates.

But there are those who remain strong in leading the fight for voter integrity; Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True The Vote, a nonpartisan organization committed to combatting voter fraud nationwide, stated it best when she said, “Corruption, when not stopped at the polls, rises essentially unchecked to the highest offices in our nation. And it has to stop. If our elections aren’t truly fair, we aren’t truly free.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; democratvoters; laws; truethevote; voterid; voting

1 posted on 08/04/2012 9:05:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The Left Continues To Ignore Rampant Voter ID Fraud,


Oh give me a break! Of course they ignore it, they create it and as a party would not hold any political offices without it.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Kaslin

” many on the Left are vocalizing their opposition to these measures, claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.”

If they live somewhere, get any type of welfare, drive a car, have a job, go to school, buy cigs and booze, or have any type of credit card or receive SS payments, then the HAVE TO HAVE HAD SOME FORM OF ID.

Can these morons be any more transparent?


3 posted on 08/04/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Kaslin

The left isn’t ignoring voter fraud, they are perpetuating it.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 9:10:32 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Actually they do both


5 posted on 08/04/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: The Working Man

Holding myself in appropriate Bronx style

” I got your racism right here”


6 posted on 08/04/2012 9:18:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin

How ironic that the dimorats don’t want to extend absentee ballots for our military. They don’t want military votes! These people have no conscience.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Kaslin

According to the Left,Is there ANYTHING that isn’t racist??


8 posted on 08/04/2012 9:22:12 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Kaslin
...claiming that the elderly and minorities would not have the resources needed to acquire one, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.

But they can get a voter ID card? Why not just make voter ID cards with a picture. Sure it'll cost more to the state, but I'd like to get rid of the multiple-voting dead Mickey Mouses.

9 posted on 08/04/2012 9:26:37 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: Kaslin

Those who say that “Photo ID Laws Are Racist” are saying that Blacks are too stupid to get photo IDs. Sounds like they’re the real racists.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 9:33:10 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: The Working Man
"Oh give me a break! Of course they ignore it, they create it"

Or, at least, invite it. Under Article I, Sec. 2, of the Federal Constitution, the States are clearly intended to be able to control the suffrage--both State & Federal. Granted, there have been some Amendments to the Constitution, interfering with this in some particulars; but outside those particulars, the language still governs.

Frankly, we need to start restricting the suffrage--where there is a conflict of interest--as people receiving unearned subsidies from Government--not invite multiple voting, or other forms of voter fraud.

William Flax

11 posted on 08/04/2012 9:34:43 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Theo

Exactly


12 posted on 08/04/2012 9:36:54 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
To all members of the NAACP:

Phone call: [Friendly card issuer rep]: Good afternoon. This is your friendly race card representative. We are sorry, but your race card is over the limit, and has expired. It will not be reissued. Have a great day.

5.56mm

13 posted on 08/04/2012 9:43:52 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin

If not for the left, there wouldn’t be any voter fraud. Democrats don’t leave anything up to Democracy or truth.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin
The Left Continues To Ignore depend on Rampant Voter ID Fraud, Says Photo ID Laws Are Racist

There fixed it

15 posted on 08/04/2012 10:03:26 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Kaslin

Use of the word “racist” is incitement against whites and nothing more.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: junta
Use of the word “racist” is incitement against whites and nothing more.

Actually, that is only the secondary purpose. The primary purpose in the Academic World where the theories are hatched, is similar to the use of the concept of "prejudice," by Leftist quacks, such as the late Gordon Allport of Harvard (and pro-Spanish Communist work in the 1930s). See the discussion of Allport in Myths In American Education.

It is to shut up opposition, by making mainstream Americans afraid to question what is being proposed by the Left.

William Flax

17 posted on 08/04/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: clamper1797

I’m surprised Democrats have not proposed preventing poll workers from even ASKING people for their names. After all someone’s feelings could get hurt!


18 posted on 08/04/2012 10:27:52 AM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: Kaslin

Do people need photo ID for gettingt welfare benefits.

As another Freeper pointed out, if they are not smart enough to get a photo ID, they not smart enought to be voting.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 10:30:31 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Once I was young, now I am old and the in between went way too fast)
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To: The Working Man
If Demetrius Minor wants to help stop voter fraud, he needs to encourage the FBI to add one fake name in all precincts in swing states...

Democrats DO NOT vote the dead intentionally - or illegals - what they do is VOTE THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T SHOW UP TO VOTE.

That's where the big numbers are... and Demetrius - it's sad but traditionally the cheating was done in black precincts.

Stealing a person's vote is wrong. Some of the people who chose to stay home did it as a protest and they don't want democrats voting for them.

When the fake names are voted - the FBI can move in and arrest cheaters.

You're right Working Man - dems will ignore the problem and get their big bully brothers (the MSM) to rough us up... but the FBI should work for all the American people, not just democrats.

20 posted on 08/04/2012 10:38:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Kaslin
Studies have shown that Voter ID will not reduce turnout, if at all, by a significant amount, and with things like provisional ballots, etc. any reduction could be offset.

However, the most rampant form of voter fraud, which occurs in mail/absentee ballots, isn't affected by Voter ID laws unfortunately.

21 posted on 08/04/2012 10:59:32 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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22 posted on 08/04/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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23 posted on 08/04/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Kaslin

Ignore?? more like aid, encourage and support. This is criminal. They can’t win elections so they will steal them and give us the finger while doing so. Jail time!


24 posted on 08/04/2012 12:08:50 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Ohioan

Exactly, it just means “shut up”.

They might as well say it,

“photo ID laws are counter-revolutionary, comrade”


25 posted on 08/04/2012 12:15:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

The only reason to be resistant to Voter ID is so you can continue to cheat. There is on other reason.


26 posted on 08/04/2012 1:48:08 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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