[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Aug 28 18:47:40 PDT 2012

On 8/28/12 6:10 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> On 8/28/2012 5:59 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
>> I completely agree that people should get an ID.  Everyone should have
>> an ID.  But that doesn't change the fact that this change has been
>> pushed, and especially pushed through this year, by Republicans
>> specifically because they believe it will improve their chances by
>> disenfranchising people.
> I don't believe that all.  I think there's a endemic concern for voter fraud.

Did you set the font on :-) really small?
To the extent that concern for voter fraud now exists, it is almost entirely because the GOP and co. have drummed it up.  That's 
pretty obvious.

> > Because that is the intent and predictable
>> effect, and the voter fraud excuse is essentially non-existent, it is an
>> illegal action.  If you want people to get IDs, then force people to get
>> IDs like they already have to get birth certificates and social security
>> cards.  Some years after you have saturated the population with ID
>> cards, then you can validly require a government issued ID for voting.
> Perfect, make them present it when they register to vote!  Problem solved.


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