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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 09:38 AM

11. Remember Texas is the Plaintiff and has the burden of proof

All of the witnesses presented yesterday were from the State of Texas. Texas is the plaintiff in this case and has the burden of proof of showing no discriminatory effect. The evidence of voter fraud presented was very weak and reminds me of the dead voters list in South Carolina. Every so often the GOP will claim that dead people are voting in elections and these claims are always debunked http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/31/415258/sample-list-of-south-carolinas-dead-voters-shows-no-ballots-actually-cast-by-dead-people/

In many ways, this is the major problem: “dead voter” claims are sexy, getting reported far and wide nearly every election. Yet when the allegations are inevitably shown to be false, far fewer news outlets follow up. As a result, many people never learn that dead voters didn’t taint South Carolina’s recent elections.

Every few years, officials undertake the same Scooby Doo-routine, claiming to have uncovered damning evidence of dead voters, only to ultimately conclude that simpler explanations account for the inconsistencies. Just like Maryland and California in 1994, Georgia in 1998, or New Hampshire in 2004, South Carolina is the latest state to put on the “dead voter” Kabuki performance.


If this is the best that the State of Texas has on on this issue, then I am hopeful that SB14 will not be in effect for the November elections

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