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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 07:59 AM
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"Students Who Vote And Pay Out-Of-State Tuition Are Committing Voter Fraud"
Maine GOP Chair: Students Who Vote And Pay Out-Of-State Tuition Are Committing Voter Fraud
Ryan J. Reilly | July 27, 2011, 6:00AM

Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is claiming that college students who pay out-of-state tuition rates and vote in state are committing voter fraud.

At a press conference at the Maine State House, Webster gave the media a list of over 200 students -- their names redacted -- who paid out-of-state tuition rates but were registered to vote in the state.

Webster said he came up with the list because of opposition from voter rights groups to a law passed by the Republican-led legislature in June which banned voter registration on Election Day. A coalition of groups have launched a petition drive to overturn the law.

One problem. The University of Maine only allows individuals who previously lived in Maine -- those who aren't just living into the state to attend school -- to pay a discounted in-state tuition rate.

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http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/07/mass_...

Further attempt to suppress the student vote. :mad: Where's the DoJ?
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 09:08 AM
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1. The reason why republicans are so concerned about voter fraud
is deep in their souls they have a thief mentality. They would cheat if they could. These are the people who steal tips from the tip jar.
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libguy_6731 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 09:09 PM
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5. +1
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-07-11 09:48 PM
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6. What do you mean "would"? They "do" cheat. Early and often.
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zacherystaylor Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 10:10 AM
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2. Obvious voter supression
Edited on Wed Jul-27-11 10:10 AM by zacherystaylor
If anything they should be making it easier to vote and providing a better opportunity for more people to run without collecting the endorsement and bribes, often referred to as campaign contributions, from corporate America.
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:10 PM
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3. Wrong. Registering to vote, etc are steps to GAIN residency.
At least in Arizona.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:57 PM
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4. Yesterday, in this thread, we were trying to find people working on this
vote suppression. If anyone has a tip, it would be much appreciated.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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