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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:58 PM
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"Some states making it harder to vote " no shit!
tell us something we have not known for years now....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061012/ap_on_el_ge/voting_...


NEW YORK - Some states have enacted laws that make it harder to vote instead of correcting ballot problems that have plagued various parts of the country since the 2000 election, according to a study released Thursday.

Describing their findings as "troubling," voting reform advocates sampled 10 states with past election difficulties. Especially worrisome, the report said, were laws passed by a handful of states, including Arizona and Georgia, that require a government-issued photo identification card and proof of citizenship before being allowed to vote.

Though both state laws were later blocked by judges, "the damage has already been done," confusing would-be voters and severely hampering voter registration drives, said Tova Wang of The Century Foundation think tank, which conducted the survey with Common Cause and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:03 PM
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1. 'for DEMOCRATS to vote'
whats the problem with laying out the real truth of it.
why cant they say that white republicans in power have been passing laws to suppress the minority/poor=democratic vote turnout.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:48 PM
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2. spot on.
the democratic party has a burning issue right here.

rephrase and turn it out -- racists are controlling your ability to vote.
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