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Nick Anderson

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  1. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Voter ID laws are a deceptive solution to a non-existent problem. NOWHERE in this country has voter fraud been shown to be anything more than a tiny fraction of voter turnout (the various municipal elections in Chicago during the middle of the 20th century being perhaps an occasional exception).

  2. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    so what if fraudulent vote is only 3% + after all dead people should be allowed to vote

  3. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 3 years ago

    In order to vote, you must register, at which time your name and address are recorded and a polling site assigned. One ballot will be provided for you, which you only need to provide your name for. Nobody else can pick up your ballot, and you cannot pick up another voter’s ballot.
    If you live in a state that allows early voting, you need to go to the city hall to pick up your ballot or write to have it mailed to you. No ballot will be provided to you on election day.
    If your party is having issues with too many people voting against it, than the problem is your platform, NOT the number of people who vote.

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 3 years ago

    @wbr

    wbr -
    The number is more like 3 PEOPLE per election, not 3%. Hardly enough to swing election.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    @wbr

    Yes since they always vote for republicans. Fact!

  6. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 3 years ago

    ??Take everybody’s word for who they claim to be???
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    I don’t know what state you might live in that just takes “everybody’s word for who they claim to be”; but even in Arkansas (admittedly not the most progressive or liberal state in the Union) I have always had to prove that I am the voter who is registered to vote – usually by presenting my registration card and my signature. To obtain a registration card, I had to present valid ID (perhaps a driver’s license or passport) and sign the paperwork. This was all done prior to receiving the card. A photo ID at the polls was never an issue, and it is a right covered by the U.S. Constitution, unlike buying beer, checking out a book at the library, or boarding an airplane. What kind of backward state do you live in, anyhow, that takes “everybody’s word”??

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    you need an ID to buy liguor but not to vote… lol no wonder the US is in the state it is in…"

    The only people required to show ID when purchasing liquor are those appearing under a certain age. It’s highly unlikely a 40 or 50 year old would be carded for liquor.

    The only thing I’ve had to show the librarian is my library card, which anyone can sign up for in person at the time of checking out your first book.

    As for boarding an airplane, that also involves a very intimate encounter with a very handsy TSA agent under the BS guise of looking for weapons. Shall we add that to the voting process as well?

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    In the recent words of a prominent Republican, how can voter fraud be both widespread and undetected?
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    This voter suppression is brought to you by the same people who claimed widespread undetected nuclear programs in Iraq.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “One person can swing the Election.”

    Theoretically true. Practically, almost never, and to my knowledge this has happened only in small town elections with just a few hundred voters total.

    All the more reason to have voting machines that provide a receipt and can’t be “fixed” by someone with a modicum of knowledge of Windows. It’s hard for a dead person to vote more than once, but it’s easy to make a machine cast thousands of votes in the wrong direction, and an audit will provide the exact same tampered result. If people REALLY cared about voter fraud, we’d have better voting machines.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    B.S.! Source? Faux News?

  11. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Silently unfortunate..

  12. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    my cousin says voter fraud in kc mo is a dog bites man story and they just sent some more people to prison

    while doing research for a city election in 2009 i found of the 70 people i know in my precinct who voted in 11/08 were 2 dead people [02/08 and 07/08] that is only 3% and i was not looking for any

    in order to have a case you have to grab them in the act when i found a few months later that dead had voted nothing could be done

  13. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My Great Aunt is a DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution). Our family literally came over on the second boat. She’s 95 years old, and being challenged to vote for the first time in her life.
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    It’s not just voter ID. The Republican strategy is to prevent the opposition from voting them out of power because they cannot be elected on their policies (formulated by the Koch Brothers, ALEC, Big Business, and the like). Voter ID is just one of the strategies. Closing polling places at colleges, taxing the parents of students who vote outside their home districts, gerrymandering, stocking voting council boards, limiting early voting, forcing thousands of voters in “blue” districts to vote at remote locations with minimum access and limited voting machines (while increasing resources in “safe” districts), halting registration on campuses or registration even by long-recognized organizations such as the League of Women Voters.
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    It is engineered to keep Republicans in power, regardless of the consequences. And the wingers in these posts just keep pointing to the “you need an ID to buy liquor” crap to justify it all.

  14. Bob Vious

    Bob Vious said, almost 3 years ago

    @cjr53

    Gee whiz cjr, I would think you’d be all for having voter registration, since they’re all republicans fer a fact!

  15. Dalianna

    Dalianna GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Glad everyone is having such a respectful, informed, and nuanced policy debate in definitely the best forum for that.

    But responding to the actual comic, how is no one commenting about how completely messed up it is that “voter suppression” has been drawn as a black man!?! That the artist decided the best personification of someone stealing something was a dark-skinned black man with ripped up sleeves!?! That in reality voting rights are pretty exclusively something white people are attempting to steal from black/brown people makes this all the more offensive. That this is the stereotype relied upon by someone supposedly promoting the progressive viewpoint is … I just can’t. So angry my logic machine has broken down.

    I know that color is often done by someone other than the cartoonist. Particularly on a site like this that provides colored drawings as a “bonus.” And if you take away the brown tint, just maybe Nick Anderson drew someone he pictured in his mind as white. But seriously, someone made this image colossally racist. If it was the person adding the colors, just maybe GoComics should do something about that. Or put a little thought into having an editor of some sort make sure hue choices – particularly in political comics – aren’t really offensive, not to mention counter to the very message the cartoon was supposed to be communicating.

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