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Tom Toles

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  1. old1953

    old1953 said, about 11 hours ago

    Cue the Republican claims of massive voter fraud.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 11 hours ago

    The only fraud is commited by the far “right”.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    To be honest, if you can not get a simple ID then you might have bigger problems then to worry about voting. Voting Early you fall on your face because you better be 100% sure you are not flushing your vote away when “your” candidate does not do something stupid the last week of the race. But early voting has a place and a person should have to jump a few hurdles to do it.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    @Clark Kent

    The only fraud is commited by the far “right”.
    best joke so far, the Chicago way, blame the other guy for what you are historically known to do.

  5. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “To be honest, if you can not get a simple ID then”

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    - . . . your state is doing it wrong, I know.

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 7 hours ago

    I am really getting tired of this “it’s just an ID” business. The people being disenfranchised, most of them, HAVE IDs: what they don’t have is the specific kind of ID that some of the new laws require, and the difficulty and expense of obtaining such an ID are significant.
    Often a birth certificate is required, and millions of Americans don’t have them: never had them, or don’t know how to get them. And often the fee for getting a lost birth certificate from another state is not inconsiderable. There are plenty of stories of people who have been registered voters for decades, some who don’t have driver’s licenses because they are disabled, who are now told they have no valid proof of identity — within the law, that is.

    The curtailment of early voting is another way to make voting less accessible to people who have limit mobility, or work or home situations make it difficult to get to the polls on election day.

    The history of poll taxes, and the other hurdles put into place in the south to prevent blacks from voting ought to give us a clue. Every examination of the effect of these new laws concur that they will disproportionate effect groups that are most likely to vote Democratic. If the last word in that last sentence were “Republican”, the party would not have supported them.


    I am perfectly willing that better methods be adopted for the ID of voters. And some of the new laws in some states may be (relatively) innocuous. But the devil is in the details, and it is the details you have to examine in these new laws, the actual as well as intended effect of them, to understand their importance.

    Even the Republicans have not pushed for these laws, except in places where they might be useful to Republican candidates.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 6 hours ago

    Again:
    http://www.salon.com/2014/10/21/12_reasons_texas_new_voter_id_law_is_racist_partner/

  8. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 4 hours ago

    Rs always harp on Daley in the 1970s and Johnson in the 1960s as their examples of “pot calling the kettle black” but Jeb in 2000 and 2004, Ohio in 2004, the PA R pol who said on camera that the PA voter id law was “to deliver the state to Romney” are much more current and salient examples of voter fraud

  9. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 4 hours ago

    @Harleyquinn

    It is not “a simple ID” that your voter suppression laws are requiring and that has been explained too many times and in too simple of terms for any republican not to understand it. And yet we have the mouthpieces and the willfully duped repeating the party line in support of the indefensible. Voter fraud is real, that is agreed. But in-person voter fraud, the ONLY voter irregularities the voter suppression laws attempt to address is absolutely miniscule. And when compared to the legitimate, eligible and legal votes the “voter ID” laws are aimed to suppress, the number of in-person voter fraud cases is all but non-existent.
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    It seems the real fraud is being perpetrated by the right

  10. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 4 hours ago

    @Doughfoot

    Well said. VERY Well said.
    But don’t expect the right-wingers to “See the light” because of your last sentence. The republicans can’t run on their records so they have to resort to trickery, lies, manipulation and suppression in order to “win the vote” and hang onto their power.

  11. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 4 hours ago

    Even if you accept the “statistics” and wild extrapolations from True The Vote (a rather Orwellean-named organization) – proactive voter fraud would still add up to a fraction of one percent.

  12. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    In a democracy all of the people need to be able to vote. Those who would create barriers, especially shortly before an election that clearly affect one class of voters are only seeking to disenfranchise their opposition. This is despicable in a democracy and they should be rewarded by being voted out of office.

  13. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 hours ago

    Well said, TED!!

  14. ODon

    ODon said, about 2 hours ago

    All the talk of adherence to our Constitution and then we watch as some states purposely manipulate some voters out of the electorate. Federal elections need federal standards.

  15. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @Harleyquinn

    It’s illegal to charge a poll tax because it is a burden for those who are poor. So you can go to the DMV and get an ID card for free. You just have to show a birth certificate. And, when I needed a birth certificate, the county charged me $15.00 for it. That’s no problem for most people, but it is for some. And, they have as much right to vote as the Koch brothers.

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