Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:54 AM
Bozita (26,955 posts)
Citizenship question ordered off voter form - Judge says imposing inquiry is burden
Source: Detroit News
October 6, 2012 at 1:00 am
Citizenship question ordered off voter form
Judge says imposing inquiry is 'burden,' would lead to 'confusion'
By Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau
Detroit — A federal judge late Friday ordered Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to remove a U.S. citizenship question from ballot applications for the Nov. 6 election, citing inconsistent enforcement and potential "confusion" at the polls.
"It really is a burden on the right to vote in terms of slowing things down, in terms of confusion," U.S. District Court Paul Borman said in ruling from the bench after a six-hour hearing.
Johnson, a Republican, said she was disappointed by the judge's ruling. She questioned why she was hauled into court Friday and defended the citizenship question as a tool to root out noncitizens on the voter rolls.
Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121006/POLITICS01/210060356#ixzz28Ukste8X
The article fails to mention that SoS Ruth Johnson is a fucking Teabagger.
Ruth Johnson is what happens when we fail to GOTV!
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Response to Bozita (Original post)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:37 AM
tokenlib (3,610 posts)
2. Damn voter suppression..damn republican thugs..
You already register to vote...and then have to provide picture ID..and then still have to check off a stupid "citizenship" box on the ballot application.. Don't the good volunteers who work the polls have enough to do, with the damn ID swiping and name matching to have to answer for a stupid-ass citizenship box on the form.....
I remember the lines to vote in 2008..just what we need..crap like that ...
Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #4)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:10 AM
psychopomp (4,585 posts)
5. That violence at the polls may 'please you'
I'd hope that such sentiment is not shared by others. Perhaps we can agree to leave brutality out of voting.
Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #6)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:56 AM
Spitfire of ATJ (24,219 posts)
8. Me too. I'd like to see them made an example of in the media too.
Same goes for cops.
Florida 2000, the only road leading to a polling place and the local cops set up a sobriety checkpoint to hassle black people going to vote. They would search the car and everyone inside looking for drugs.