GOP cagey about voting in 2012

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    A major probe by the Justice Department between 2002 and 2007 failed to prosecute a single person for going to the polls and impersonating an eligible voter, which the anti-fraud laws are supposedly designed to stop. Out of the 300 million votes cast in that period, federal prosecutors convicted only 86 people for voter fraud – and many of the cases involved immigrants and former felons who were simply unaware of their ineligibility. A much-hyped investigation in Wisconsin, meanwhile, led to the prosecution of only .0007 percent of the local electorate for alleged voter fraud. "Our democracy is under siege from an enemy so small it could be hiding anywhere," joked Stephen Colbert.


    Republicans have long tried to drive Democratic voters away from the polls. "I don't want everybody to vote," the influential conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. "As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down." But since the 2010 election, thanks to a conservative advocacy group founded by Weyrich, the GOP's effort to disrupt voting rights has been more widespread and effective than ever. In a systematic campaign orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council – and funded in part by David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who bankrolled the Tea Party – 38 states introduced legislation this year designed to impede voters at every step of the electoral process.


    Read more: The GOP War on Voting | Politics News | Rolling Stone
     
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    Disrupting voter "rights" = reducing voter fraud.
     
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    Anyone who is a registered democrat in swing state should beware, their vote is under attack.
     
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    you mean their votes of course, but I think you are being pessimistic they are still going to be able to vote as many times as they want.
     
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    I believe what we have here in this thread is unmitigated bullshit. Makes you wonder why the dems aren't interested as much as the repubs in making sure every vote and voter is legal.
     
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    We are. And are busy recruiting elegible voters right now. And holding the bullshit laws promoted by the GOP to prevent people from voting up to the light.
     
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    Where are the "stories" about Democrats driving Republican voters away from the polls?
    (Besides those Black Panthers with clubs.)

    Doesn't anyone take pride in their own identity any more?
    One person- one vote.

    As a rule Republicans act as individual persons, Democrats act as persons of interest.
     
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    And to what standards do you hold these "eligible voters" that you're so busy recruiting?
    Cross- checking identity, verifying residency and eligibility, compliance of voting requirement?

    And last (but not least) *gasp* requiring identity at the polls?

    Which alludes to my earlier post- taking pride in personal identity.

    There may very well be 85 "John Jones"'s residing in any given precinct, but by what means do you propose to differentiate among them?

    The answer is- you don't give a fuck, as long as they vote... Democrat.

    Load the rolls, pile them up, push the vote. It's a goddamn game.
     
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    Every stupid uninformed democrat vote prevented from being cast or counted is a good thing for America.
     
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    Voter fraud is mostly myth; Voter suppression is real and growing.
     

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