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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:30 AM

Supreme Court rebuffs GOP request to end order aimed at preventing voter intimidation

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an effort by the Republican National Committee to end a 30-year-old court order aimed at preventing intimidation of minority voters.

The justices did not comment Monday in rejecting an appeal of lower court decisions that left the order in place at least until 2017.

The order stems from a lawsuit filed by Democrats in New Jersey in 1981 that objected to a “ballot security” program the RNC ran in minority neighborhoods.

Republicans said the order hampers efforts to combat voter fraud, but U.S. District Judge Dickinson Debevoise said voter intimidation remains a threat and preventing it outweighs the potential danger of fraud.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-rebuffs-gop-request-to-end-order-aimed-at-preventing-voter-intimidation/2013/01/14/dbd28c24-5e59-11e2-8acb-ab5cb77e95c8_story.html

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Reply Supreme Court rebuffs GOP request to end order aimed at preventing voter intimidation (Original post)
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 OP
santamargarita Jan 2013 #1
spinbaby Jan 2013 #2
Lil Missy Jan 2013 #4
Jack Rabbit Jan 2013 #3
obama2terms Jan 2013 #5
samsingh Jan 2013 #6
another_liberal Jan 2013 #7
John2 Jan 2013 #8
Coyotl Jan 2013 #9

Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:52 AM

1. Evil never sleeps.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:48 PM

2. What is this "ballot security?"

The article didn't explain.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:34 PM

4. Ballot security = make sure brown people don't vote.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:58 PM

3. Don't tell me the GOP isn't racist

Voter fraud is not a widespread problem. GOP election fraud is.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:53 PM

5. For real

The only people the seem to get caught committing voter fraud are repukes

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:02 PM

6. this is very important and buys us some time to ensure that voter suppression

won't happen again to such a large extreme as 2000 and 2012

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:31 PM

7. Voter fraud the old-fashioned way . . .

The Republican Party does voter fraud the old-fashioned way, they get a Republican Governor to order his Secretary of State to change the official vote count (worked like a charm in 2000 and in 2004)

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:11 PM

8. This is another

 

example of the GOP being scared about the changing of America. Instead of changing their Policies, they are trying to prevent certain people from voting and becoming American citizens. They will have a heart attack if we have an Hispanic President one Day. I see this happening in the near future too. We'll probably have a woman President too. They just have to deal with it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:50 PM

9. kick

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