Skip to comments.Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US
Posted on 04/12/2014 5:32:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
NEW YORK (AP) In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.
"The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference.
Obama waded into the acrid debate over voting access in an election year where control of the Senate, now in the hands of Democrats, is at stake, as is Obama's already limited ability to push his agenda through Congress.
Republicans say the voting measures guard against voter fraud, but Democrats say they erode the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama's path in politics.
"Across the country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, for people to vote," he said, relating anecdotes of voters turned away because they didn't have the right identification or because they needed a passport or birth certificate to register.
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He makes me physically sick and I am sure he makes my blood pressure go up. And the idiot republicans sit back and let him talk instead of showing by facts what a lying POS he is.
How much longer, Lord???
Does the charlatan’s base have to have ID to get their welfare checks, disability checks, rent subsidies, ObamaCare, free breakfast and lunches at school, etc. etc?
They have NO problem getting IDs to sign up for all the freebies, so obviously, they can all produce an ID to vote. It certainly won’t make it more difficult for the dead to vote Democrat, because they have eternal life at the polling place.
Our right to vote is negated by the rampant vote fraud that has been going on unabated for decades.
Common sense tells us that a right so fundamental to our liberty should be protected with at least the same amount of diligence used to protect credit cards from fraud. Only Democrats are so brazen about enabling vote fraud, with a bogus rationale that even a 5 year old can see through.
Hmmmm... think there's something missing...
Try this: Obama: Right to vote ILLEGALLY AND MULTIPLE TIMES under threat in the US"
There fixed it.
How Widespread is Voter Fraud? | 2012 Facts & Figures
Here are the facts:
To date, 46 states have prosecuted or convicted cases of voter fraud.
More than 24 million voter registrations are invalid, yet remain on the rolls nation-wide.
There are over 1.8 million dead voters still eligible on the rolls across the country.
More than 2.75 million Americans are registered to vote in more than one state.
True The Vote recently found 99 cases of potential felony interstate voter fraud.
Maryland affiliates of True The Vote uncovered cases of people registering and voting after their respective deaths.
This year, True The Vote uncovered more than 348,000 dead people on the rolls in 27 states.
Florida TV Station Documents Ineligible Voters as DOJ Sues to Prevent State from Purging Rolls
How much more blatant can this administration be? The most thoroughly corrupt administration in the history of this country, yet NO ONE STOPS THEM!!!
This proves the Democrats are preparing to commit massive voter fraud in the mid terms
Obama is so full of it.
These race-based appeals are falling flat.
America isn’t about voting restrictions anymore.
However we have the opposite. Now there is a sort of racial preference which is being played, which America badly needs to address.
voter fraud under attack in US is more like like it
those Democrat bassturds think voter fraud is the way to impose their command over everyone
But that may be gone on the next Dem candidate (exc epting Hillary).
That's how I know she's not running and that the party has someone in the wings...just like Obama appeared out of nowhere.
And they are right. They say “elections have consequences”. Well, they really have consequences if you can get enough dead people to vote.
Until then all seats and offices will remain in the current hands.
Check and mate.
There is no constitutional “right to vote,” and Congress declaring there to be one does not create one.
And to think, some Republicans actually can be in the room without spitting in his face.
Democrats call Republicans evil and Republicans respond by politely disagreeing.
Typical Alinsky projectionism
There is no “right to vote”....It is NOT in the Constitution or Bill of Rights...
Voting is a privilege of the American citizens who maintain good citizenship and do not commit felonious acts.
Beat me to it...*L*
What a disgrace he is to this country.
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