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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:07 PM

Romney Co-Chair: Voter ID Would Have Won Us Wisconsin

Source: talkingpointsmemo.com

A state senator who served as co-chair of Mitt Romney’s Wisconsin campaign suggested this week that the Republican presidential nominee would have carried the state if a voter ID law had been in place.

Voter ID “absolutely” would have made a difference in the outcome of the election, state Sen. Alberta Darling (R) told Mike Gousha of WISN on Sunday. She suggested that voter fraud helped President Barack Obama win the state.

Read more: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/romney_wisconsin_voter_id.php?ref=fpb

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Reply Romney Co-Chair: Voter ID Would Have Won Us Wisconsin (Original post)
Grassy Knoll Nov 2012 OP
Skittles Nov 2012 #1
montex Nov 2012 #2
grantcart Nov 2012 #3
on point Nov 2012 #4
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #10
Carolina Nov 2012 #28
primavera Nov 2012 #33
Danmel Nov 2012 #5
lexw Nov 2012 #18
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #6
mindwalker_i Nov 2012 #7
secondwind Nov 2012 #8
WinstonSmith4740 Nov 2012 #9
blackspade Nov 2012 #11
mzmolly Nov 2012 #12
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #13
LynneSin Nov 2012 #17
jmowreader Nov 2012 #14
Carolina Nov 2012 #31
Nika Nov 2012 #15
LynneSin Nov 2012 #16
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #19
AllyCat Nov 2012 #20
Incitatus Nov 2012 #21
Bluenorthwest Nov 2012 #22
onehandle Nov 2012 #23
jerseyjack Nov 2012 #24
redstatebluegirl Nov 2012 #25
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #27
dragonlady Nov 2012 #35
Coyotl Nov 2012 #26
ewagner Nov 2012 #29
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #30
CoffeeCat Nov 2012 #32
Helen Reddy Nov 2012 #34
bobthedrummer Nov 2012 #36
Acornsouth Nov 2012 #37

Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:08 PM

1. Alberta, darling, STFU and GO AWAY

YOU LOST; GET OVER IT

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:09 PM

2. What ever makes you feel better, Darling. n/t

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:10 PM

3. except then you just get every pissed off and they wait 5 hours in line.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:15 PM

4. What she means ' if the repukes could've engaged in election fraud, then we would've won'

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Response to on point (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:34 PM

10. Precisely

Sounds like the GOP is drawing lines in the sand. The saner members want to moderate their positions. The crazies don't want the party to change, want to be even more extremist and see voter suppression/vote fraud as their path to victory. Whatever ultimately happens to their party, the Democrats and everyone else on the left needs to be even more vigilant. These folks are desperate and there is nothing a desperate GOP is incapable of doing.

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Response to on point (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:33 AM

28. exactly

"if we could have cheated, we'd have won!"

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Response to on point (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:45 AM

33. +1,000 - n/t

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:18 PM

5. just keep talking

The more they talk, the better it is for us.

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Response to Danmel (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:44 AM

18. Very true

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:19 PM

6. That's true in a way...

Romney would have won if fewer democrats had voted. Also true if blacks were still counted as three fifths of a vote.

Republicans were always a nostalgic bunch.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:25 PM

7. Not being a pack of assholes big enough

to rival cosmological phenomena would have also won you Wisconsin.

But you were, so you didn't.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:27 PM

8. what a crock... Wisconsinites said loud and clear that they preferred OBAMA, even




as they voted to keep their despicable Governor.... the POTUS is very popular in WI

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 PM

9. And?

Poor dears...they are rather pathetic. It's amazing how bullies get when someone hands them their butt.

But the bottom line here is, just what difference would this have made? Less of an embarrassment if Ryan had carried his home state?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:36 PM

11. Evidence, Darling, evidence

What a POS.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:13 AM

12. "She suggested that voter fraud helped President Barack Obama win the state."

My rear. How do these fools explain the massive amount of polls, showing Obama in the lead in Wisconsin? Is that 'fraud' too?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:24 AM

13. Suppressing the vote would have handed you victory, huh?

Shut the fuck up, Darling, you worthless unAmerican treasonous piece of SHIT.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:37 AM

17. Think of how hard Rick Scott tried to supress Florida

He purged thousands of names and did all he could do to cut back on early voting

And yet Obama won anyways.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:30 AM

14. Engrave that on the GOP's tombstone

The Republicans rely on gerrymandering and voter suppression to help them retain some semblance of a hold on power. I never thought I'd see them admit it, though.

When the only ways you can get elected are by adjusting the electorate and keeping the other party's voters away from the polls, you need to just hang it the fuck up and go home.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:34 AM

31. great post

and soooooo true

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:31 AM

15. These people lie reflexively in the meanest spirit possible.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:36 AM

16. Really? Suppressing the vote of legal voters who happen to be minority or elderly?

What bullshit!

It's a shame that the GOP has to cheat to win.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:53 AM

19. I love how they tell the truth without realizing it.

It's kinda like living in a world where exactly 47.6 percent of the population are actually gibbons. No offense to real gibbons. I'm just intrigued with the whole walking on knuckles thing.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:53 AM

20. Yes, voter supression often does win stuff for you cons.

However, even had you won our crazy state, YOU STILL WOULD HAVE LOST THE ELECTION. NOW GO AWAY!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:23 AM

21. She is seriously suggesting over 200K people voted as someone else?

That 200k times someone who knew the name and address of a registered voter, and knew that voter wasn't going to vote showed up and cast a fraudulent vote?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:06 AM

22. "We would have won if people were not allowed to vote!"

I think Willard is the first candidate to have his people openly admit that they could not win if people were allowed to vote.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:08 AM

23. No worries. Many of these laws will be in place in 2014. The GOP will hold the House forever.

Once again, thank you lazy 2010 voters.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:13 AM

24. The ID check would have worked in heavily populated voting booths.

 

Done right, voter id would add two or three minutes per voter. Multiply that by a few hundred x a few hundred districts and people would have gone home, frustrated. = fewer voters.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:19 AM

25. Anyone who lacks a valid drivers license

should be proactive and get so e type of photo id before the next election. Republicans will not give up on trying to keep voters away, especially black and brown ones who tend to vote Democratic. If people would begin to get required id now, and if they continue to check to make sure they are still registered the repugs lose.

It caught so many people off guard this time. I can guarantee voters you must stay on top of this long before it is time to vote and you must be prepared to fight on election day if someone challenges your Constitutional right to VOTE!

We need a grassroots effort to continue to register voters, and offer transportation for anyone who needs id before the midterms, we could really hurt them at that point if we are ready.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:30 AM

27. ^^^ SHOUT this from the rooftops ^^^

especially that last sentence. This is exactly right.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:47 PM

35. Such grassroots help is important and will help up to a point

However, for many people the problem is not just getting a ride to the DMV to get a state ID. They lack the birth certificate or marriage license that they would have to provide to get that ID, and can't afford the money or hassle to obtain those documents. The list of acceptable IDs in the (for now) enjoined Wisconsin law is limited, by design, to eliminate low-income voters and students.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:29 AM

26. "We can win elections if we get to decide who votes"

Soooo sorry that isn't going to happen Enjoy your delusions (and DENIAL that your candidate was Bozo the Circus Clown).

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:33 AM

29. Repub Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald

has Voter ID as one of his top priorities now that they own the Assembly and the Senate...they will try to write a "constitutional" Voter ID bill.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:34 AM

30. Alberta either doesn't get the nexus of the Constitution and the Court System

"...why can’t we have voter ID when the majority of our people in Wisconsin wanted it, we passed it, the governor signed it? Why should one judge in Dane County be able to hold it up?"

Or she thinks that the hegemony of her party should make the Courts bend to their will.


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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:48 AM

32. Yes, and Voter ID is unconstitutional you freaking criminal psycho mafia LOONS!

Voting is a protected constitutional right.

The government should not impede voting. The government should not require a note from your mom in order to vote--or a DNA sample or a test. Nor should it require an ID.

Make no mistake, they'll try to post voter ID laws in most swing states. If you look up all of the states that have voter ID and the states where legislation is pending--it's all about the swing states.

We all know this is about voter suppression. It's unAmerican. These people are Fascist toolbags.

I live in a swing state and our Secretary of State couldn't get our state Dem-majority legislature to pass voter ID--so he passed the laws himself!!!! He passed "emergency voter ID laws" in our state. Boy, he sure ran a track meet trying to kiss the Republican-party dons and their corrupt butts.

The story ended well though. A judge struck down these ridiculous "emergency" laws a few weeks before the election.

I'm getting so tired of these criminals.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:53 AM

34. My gut tells me

 

that Republicans cheated like crazy all over the place, yet President Obama not only prevailed, but handily prevailed.

Their base is shrinking rapidly, the only trick they have remaining is the voter suppression.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:14 PM

36. We, the people don't listen to River Hills tax frauds Alberta. Besides, you're another liar. n/t


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Response to Grassy Knoll (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:12 PM

37. So Darling, if there has been voter fraud, has anyone been arrested??

As with all the republicans trying to find any excuse to explain why voters overwhelming rejected their policys, and voted for President Obama, if their is any evidence of voter fraud, then prosocute the fraudsters, but if no aresst have been made, then shut the hell up and and stop making false statements becasue you are sore losers....

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