Voter ID, Registration Laws May Affect 5 Million Americans in 2012 Election: Report

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    Voting Law Changes in 2012 | Brennan Center for Justice

    Over the past century, our nation expanded the franchise and knocked down myriad barriers to full electoral participation. In 2011, however, that momentum abruptly shifted.

    These new restrictions fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities. This wave of changes may sharply tilt the political terrain for the 2012 election. Based on the Brennan Center’s analysis of the 19 laws and two executive actions that passed in 14 states, it is clear that:

    These new laws could make it significantly harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012.
    The states that have already cut back on voting rights will provide 171 electoral votes in 2012 – 63 percent of the 270 needed to win the presidency.
    Of the 12 likely battleground states, as assessed by an August Los Angeles Times analysis of Gallup polling, five have already cut back on voting rights (and may pass additional restrictive legislation), and two more are currently considering new restrictions.

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    And I thought Republicans were so patriotic. They want fairness in America. They are trustworthy. Most of all, they aren't racist.

    Could I have been more wrong?
     
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    gotta keep those black people from voting or they lose every time
     
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    You have NEVER thoug republicans were patriotic, or want fairness or trustworthy.
    And you think all of us are racist.......You're a liar.
     
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    Why would you want that?

    Fucking racist pig.
     
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    tell us about the floridas central file
     
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    Why don't you dumbass?
     
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    The fairness doctrine. Having to present State ID to vote is just common sense.
     
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    I needed an ID to check in at the Marriott last night.

    :lol:

    ID? God forbid.
     
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    only if you fill up on lies instead of facts zzzzz
     
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    According to who? The Founding Fathers?

    its "just common sense" because in the end it means millions of less minority votes, if you dont' think the Republican party is motivated by that fact you're an idiot. And how many fraudulent votes will ti stop? I've seen no evidence it would stop any at all.
     
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