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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:32 PM

Voting Laws May Disenfranchise 10 Million Hispanic U.S. Citizens: Study

Source: Reuters

Voting laws may disenfranchise 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens: study

By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON | Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:23pm EDT

(Reuters) - New voting laws in 23 of the 50 states could keep more than 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens from registering and voting, a new study said on Sunday, a number so large it could affect the outcome of the November 6 election.

The Latino community accounts for more than 10 percent of eligible voters nationally. But the share in some states is high enough that keeping Hispanic voters away from the polls could shift some hard-fought states from support for Democratic President Barack Obama and help his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.

The new laws include purges of people suspected of not being citizens in 16 states that unfairly target Latinos, the civil rights group Advancement Project said in the study to be formally released on Monday.

Laws in effect in one state and pending in two others require proof of citizenship for voter registration. That imposes onerous and sometimes expensive documentation requirements on voters, especially targeting naturalized American citizens, many of whom are Latino, the liberal group said.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/24/us-usa-campaign-hispanics-idUSBRE88N01I20120924

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Hissyspit Sep 2012 OP
Kteachums Sep 2012 #1
global1 Sep 2012 #2
flamingdem Sep 2012 #3
rks306 Sep 2012 #4
davidthegnome Sep 2012 #5
Coyotl Sep 2012 #6
Tx4obama Sep 2012 #7
Coyotl Sep 2012 #8

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:41 PM

1. Mitt Romney announced on T.V. that he was going to win!

Maybe he knows that all the voting purges and obstructionism will work!

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Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:45 PM

2. Now That Just Sucks......nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:45 PM

3. This is super serious - language issues will be used against some

and other tricks as well

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:45 AM

4. Wow !

How else could they win. This photo ID scheme is a croc. Voter fraud does not happen alot.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:32 AM

5. This is sick

Who needs an October surprise when you have assholes in office in several states to force this kind of shit on us. Okay... what can we do about this? How can we help spread the word - and, more importantly, how can we help people get registered and vote? I live in Northern Maine, the Hispanic population here is small, but if there's anything I can do to help, I'm in.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:24 AM

6. Having this issue in the news everyday will backlash bigtime

The Rs will be remember as the anti-democracy party for the lifetime of young voters today, who will, no doubt, outlive the Republican Party.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:02 PM

7. Kick! n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:44 AM

8. kick and rec

:kick:

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