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Will the Supreme Court Open the Door to Voter Discrimination? (libs defensive mode)
Time ^ | 2/25/13 | adam cohen

Posted on 02/25/2013 4:35:35 PM PST by mgist

Our election system is a mess. Voters wait more than seven hours to vote in some places and minority voters wait twice as long on average as whites. In some states, voter ID laws are so tough that elderly nuns are turned away at the polls because they lack drivers’ licenses or other official ID. In another era, the Supreme Court might have stepped up and done something to fix our democracy. But this Supreme Court left the voters standing in the sun for hours and the nuns to fend for themselves. Other than vindicating the right of corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections in 2010′s Citizens United v. FEC, the court has not had a lot to say about how elections should be run. Now, the Supreme Court appears to be poised to make a major change in American democracy by gutting the Voting Rights Act. The court will hear arguments Wednesday in Shelby County v. Holder, which challenges section 5 of the Act – a key provision that allows the Justice Department to block state election practices that make it difficult for minorities to vote.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; votefraud; voterfraud

1 posted on 02/25/2013 4:35:42 PM PST by mgist
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To: mgist

I got a state ID on my birthday, it cost $15, lasts 7 years and I was in and out in about 8 minutes.

Such a burden


2 posted on 02/25/2013 4:37:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mgist
...elderly nuns are turned away at the polls because they lack drivers licenses or other official ID. In another era, the Supreme Court might have stepped up and done something to fix our democracy.

Boo-hoo! Like fix what? Make it so obviously non-citizens can vote (Democrat)? If people are too stupid to know they need ID to vote, why should they be allowed to vote? What do they do if they get pulled over by LEO, just sit there?

Some libs want gun owners to buy million dollar insurance. Everyone knows the objective of that is to end-run around the 2ndA (how many would be able to afford the insurance?). So, let's require all voters to pass a Constitution test to get a voter card.

3 posted on 02/25/2013 4:49:50 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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How about if they just plug some of the holes to stop the Dem's Vote Fraud?

I know, I know....."discriminates against minorities" is all they EVER say......

How about the Fraud's impact on LEGAL, Legitimate, TAX-PAYING Voters, when Fraud renders the ballots worthless?

This past election, we have NO IDEA how the vote totals came to be, or where they came from, and who decided the outcome before a single vote was cast.....

Voting has become a joke.

4 posted on 02/25/2013 5:02:58 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1

This is all smoke and mirrors. The liars at Time know good and well how their side wins.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 5:08:23 PM PST by Luke21
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To: traditional1

This is all smoke and mirrors. The liars at Time know good and well how their side wins.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 5:08:37 PM PST by Luke21
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To: mgist

The voting rights act is unconstitutional and should of been thrown out decades ago.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 5:23:05 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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8 posted on 02/25/2013 5:39:20 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: mgist

When do the “White Polar Bears” get to carry clubs in uniform outside voting stations...


9 posted on 02/25/2013 6:43:37 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: mgist

What part of Photo Voter ID is discriminatory?

WHO does it “discriminate” against?

When did VOTE FRAUD become a civil right?


10 posted on 02/25/2013 8:32:10 PM PST by G Larry
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