Koch Brothers, ALEC and Their Corporate Allies Plan to Privatize Government

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    Meet ALEC

    November 30, 2011 | by Elisabeth MacNamara

    ALEC isn’t a guy. ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a factory for anti-voter legislation, funded by power barons like Kraft Foods, McDonalds, Pfizer and the Koch brothers.

    They are the driving force behind the recent flood of discriminatory voter ID laws, like the one in Texas, where a state-issued concealed handgun permit is an acceptable form of identification…but a state-issued student ID from a university is not.

    The League is working tirelessly to fight back against these voter suppression schemes that could disenfranchise up to 5 million Americans in next year’s elections.

    Voter impersonation is not the epidemic that these special interest groups would have you believe. Here are the facts:
    5 Myths About Voter Impersonation

    MYTH: Voter impersonation is a widespread problem.
    FACT:Between 2002 and 2007, after undertaking a massive investigation into voting irregularities, the U.S. Justice Department did not prosecute a single individual for impersonating another voter at the polls.

    MYTH: Third party registration drives contribute to voter impersonation.
    FACT: Since 2008, only 31 cases of suspected voter impersonation have been reported to Florida authorities. But due to a restrictive new law there, the League has been forced to suspend its Florida voter registration activities for the first time in 72 years.

    MYTH: Everyone either has an ID or can easily obtain one.
    FACT: 11 percent of eligible voters or about 21 million people, don’t have updated, state-issued photo IDs. Furthermore, most states require producing a passport or birth certificate to get one. This presents a tremendous burden for people who work multiple jobs, lack transportation, have disabilities, live outside the state they were born, are poor or elderly.

    MYTH: Election Day registration invites voter impersonation.
    FACT: An investigation by the Secretary of State in Maine – which was the first state to adopt Election Day registration – did not find evidence of voting irregularities due to same day registration.

    MYTH: Early voting increases voter impersonation.
    FACT: Incidents of impersonation in early voting are just as rare as they are in Election Day balloting. A CBS News report on 17 early voting states revealed no widespread signs of irregularities in the 2008 election.

    League of Women Voters
     
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    Yep.... the right only recognizes Tyranny from Gubmint though... so your words are going to fall on deaf ears.... and of course you will be called a Commie.
     
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    Or, the intelligent among us will investigate the claims before we agree or disagree. Cuz some of us have a higher standard of 'truth' than accepting a cut and past piece of plagiarism.
     
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    I find it hard to believe a student Id if it has their picture on it is not accepted..

    so I'll just assume the rest of what they say is crap.
     
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    so for 11% of people, the rest of us should not demand we have proper identification to VOTE..
     
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    No... assuming 11% of the people are trying to rig elections so that your candidates won't be elected is not a logical basis for potentially denying any already registered voter the right to vote by requiring them to jump through hoops due to your paranoia.
     
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    If they are registered they KNOW they need their id for proof..
    as for the disabled, they can vote absentee.
     
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    Wow... how intelligent. I assume you investigated the claims then?
     
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    Okay. And we will use that same standard for anything you have to say.
     
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    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation."



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