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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:00 AM

An observation and a question RE voter ID laws.

Okay, so we all know about how some states with GOP governors have tried to institute voter ID laws to disenfranchise democratic voters, but I just realized something about it that I hadn't thought before.

So let's suppose a fraud voter were to enter a voting station and vote for a democratic ticket. If he was allowed to vote, the net effect of his fraud would be to cancel out one Republican party line vote.

Meanwhile, by not allowing a legitimate voter to vote a democratic ticket because of not having a photo ID, that same GOP ticket vote is not canceled, and a legitimate dem voter was disenfranchised.

So not only does the law not prevent an actual problem since voter fraud of the type described rarely ever happens, but implementation of the law actually benefits Republicans twice every time it is unnecessarily applied to an otherwise legal voter.

My question is, do you think framing the issue this way will be more convincing to an "independent judiciary" that a problem exists?

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MisterGamut Oct 2012 OP
Warpy Oct 2012 #1
rfranklin Oct 2012 #2
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #3

Response to MisterGamut (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:11 AM

1. All 4 cases of fraudulent votes they found here were Republicans

and 3 of them were Texans with vacation property who voted there and then came here and voted again.

Republicans are the cheaters here as far as fraud goes, it seems, both voter fraud and election fraud. The latter is a much greater concern.

This is just disenfranchisement, pure and simple, exactly the way the Poll Tax was.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:09 AM

2. Where was that?

 

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Response to MisterGamut (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:16 PM

3. While our SC is 3-3 right now, they have a reputation for being independent-minded.

 

When they sent the case back to Simpson, they did so with some rather stringent requirements and ultimately he had to reverse his own earlier decision and issue an injunction. I agree with your analysis, but apparently so did the PASC. It won't go back to the PASC until after the election, but it is certain that it will. We'll have to see how they handle it then and if they don't eliminate the law the voter ID will be in place in 2013. I have a high degree of confidence that they'll nuke it.

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