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September 12, 2012

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Stryker Hip Recall Lawyer

My conclusion on this story is that we are on pretty safe common ground when we say “voting fraud is bad.” I have never seen any evidence that supports the claim that there is an existing, impactful problem that these laws would address.

dj

Fred -
When you say "We all suffer if ineligible voters vote or if people vote multiple times." This implies you are in possession of some sort of fact-based evidence demonstrating a pattern of voter fraud that would be addressed by these changes. I think we are on pretty safe common ground when we say “voting fraud is bad.” However, I have never seen any evidence that supports the claim that there is an existing, impactful problem that these laws would address. The evidence that many would be disenfranchised is clear. Please provide the evidence of voter fraud that would be mitigated by these discriminatory laws.

Fred

re: Re: "the incompetence of those his party incongruously alleges can't manage to obtain a simple state photo ID, provided free of charge":
Tell the Navajo elder who was born at home on the reservation, has no birth certificate, and who must be driven 100+ miles round trip to a DMV office that may or may not be open that she is incompetent. I did not invent this woman. Why should people who are not born into a stereotypical life, especially those who were here before any of us European-heritage people, have to prove that their identity to vote? Please let's not assume that everyone has a driver's license, birth certificate and marriage certificate, or easy access to them. Think outside your own frame of reference.

She never, ever goes the same distance for some other task? What could be more important than voting. A one time hurdle doesn't seem all that difficult of a barrier... The minimal number of people this would negatively impact (in the event the example writer above describes) would be more than offset by ensuring some small degree of integrity in the voting process. We all suffer if inelegible voters vote or if people vote multiple times. While not perfect, this methodology is far less punitive to voting than what occurs now.

Arizona rat

Re: "the incompetence of those his party incongruously alleges can't manage to obtain a simple state photo ID, provided free of charge":
Tell the Navajo elder who was born at home on the reservation, has no birth certificate, and who must be driven 100+ miles round trip to a DMV office that may or may not be open that she is incompetent. I did not invent this woman. Why should people who are not born into a stereotypical life, especially those who were here before any of us European-heritage people, have to prove that their identity to vote? Please let's not assume that everyone has a driver's license, birth certificate and marriage certificate, or easy access to them. Think outside your own frame of reference.

DF Lickiss

Anonymous political speech is protected for natural persons if my Con Law 1 outline is correct (it is a rather old outline and things might have changed ;-)

Darren McKinney

Sen. Leahy tirelessly and tiresomely regurgitates his party's line without regard for the facts or the Constitution. If he really needs something to worry about, it ought to be the incompetence of those his party incongruously alleges can't manage to obtain a simple state photo ID, provided free of charge, but without whose voting input our nation would somehow be worse off.

Michael R. Graham

If corporations are "persons" under the constitution, they should be subject to the same rules as "persons". Apparently their ability to remain anonymous derives from the cloak of invisibility Frodo profited from.

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