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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-16-06 06:55 AM
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8. It is also flat-out untrue.
Look at voter participation in states that have same-day voter registration, especially the percentage of younger voters who make it to the polls. Then look at states with the old system. The states with same-day have an average of 10% higher participation.

And he makes the tired old "fraudulent vote" claim. The Motor Voter law, one of the prime reforms passed in recent years, prevents states from purging voter lists of people who have died or moved away. The result is that many fraudulent votes are now being cast in each election. There is not evidence of fraudulent votes being cast as a result of motor voter.
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  -Paul Weyrich GOP strategy: Our election wins increase as # voters decrease IndyOp  May-15-06 08:30 PM   #0 
  - In other words, Weyrich wants an oligarchy.  muntrv   May-15-06 08:35 PM   #1 
  - Not just any oligarchy - a white, male, founding family  IndyOp   May-15-06 08:38 PM   #2 
     - And students, and Native Americans and poor people.  sfexpat2000   May-16-06 02:44 AM   #6 
  - There also used to be poll taxes.  muntrv   May-15-06 08:42 PM   #3 
  - Vote Participation Was High Because  Lib Grrrrl   May-15-06 09:47 PM   #4 
  - These rethugs are freakishly corrupt.  nicknameless   May-16-06 02:13 AM   #5 
  - Democrats pray for sunshine on election day  Gman   May-16-06 06:48 AM   #7 
  - gives a whole new meaning to 'Rainmaker' n/t  formercia   May-16-06 09:06 AM   #10 
  - It is also flat-out untrue.  wildeyed   May-16-06 06:55 AM   #8 
  - Voter IDs disenfranchising low income, elderly, and college students in OH  mod mom   May-16-06 08:59 AM   #9 
  - Fewer voters means less people will notice if an election is rigged  rman   May-16-06 11:42 AM   #11 
  - Bingo! The fewer voters the easier to steal by hacking computers..  IndyOp   May-16-06 01:25 PM   #12 
  - Trying to depress voter turnout is a GOP strategy going back to Nixon  struggle4progress   May-16-06 05:35 PM   #13 
     - Do you recall any specific statements or snippets thereof about  IndyOp   May-16-06 08:03 PM   #14 
        - Not off the top of my head -- but Rs have often touted this strategy ..  struggle4progress   May-16-06 10:28 PM   #15 
 

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