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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 09:02 AM
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4. This is a poll tax. Here are some stats:
Edited on Wed Mar-23-11 09:03 AM by mod mom
1. A Georgia analysis showed that 20% of all people over 60 and 35% over 75 don't have a driver's license;

2. U Wisconsin study in Milwaukee County found that 53% of Af-Am and 57% of Hispanics had no license vs 15% whites. The disparity was worse in the 18-24 age group: 74% Af-Am are without a license as are 66% Hispanic vs. 29% whites.

3. The 2000 census data provides evidence in terms of vehicle ownership in Cleveland and East Cleveland, where 32% of Af-Am households did not have a vehicle. Across the county, ownership of a vehicle is closely related to household income.

All these people will find it exceptionally difficult to vote. This bill is worse than a poll tax, it is an effective bar to hundreds of thousands.

SOURCE: Norman Robbins, CASE Ohio
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