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Poll: Are States Across the Nation Trying to Keep People from Voting?

California Senate approves resolution condemning what Democrats call voter suppression.

Some call it “caging.”  Others label it “voter suppression.”  The ACLU says 30 states since 2008 have introduced laws making it harder to cast a ballot. “In fact, while documented instances of voter fraud are almost nonexistent—nationally, the Department of Justice found just 26 cases over a three-year period—up to 5 million potential voters may be kept from the ballot box by these laws,” the ACLU said in a recent newsletter. Now Sacramento is weighing in. The state Senate on Monday approved Senate Joint Resolution 29, calling for a federal investigation into voter-ID laws and similar Republican-led efforts. Does voter suppression exist?

Loki August 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM
The 15th amendment prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". Short of that nobody is guaranteed a "right" to vote. What you are saying is that anybody should vote in US elections - regardless of nationality, ability to reason, or even absent the ability to breath. Reaaallly?? You're implying I am a NAZI when it is your president who is betraying OUR country! Why do you think he sued FLA ... weeks before he bypassed congress and issued his illegal amnesty for millions of people in the US illegally? http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/08/obamas-lawless-amnesty-program-begins-today-thousands-of-illegals-line-up-in-chicago/ I guarantee each of these people were issued voter registration cards as well - in order to boost his re-election chances - as was my non-citizen Mexican spouse. HELLLOO his re-election or his defeat and imprisonment for treason should be up to US - the legal electorate! Besides your historical premise is baseless - Hitler's rise to power was not by voter disenfranchisement ... it was by bypassing the electorate and usurping power by executive order - as your man has consistently done. He has no respect for the constitution nor the american way of life. His actions prove he is a dictatorial socialist and virulently antisemitic - that's your NAZI!
Loki August 19, 2012 at 01:58 AM
"Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big business, anti-bourgeois, and anti-capitalist rhetoric" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Party hmmmmm
Doug Curlee August 19, 2012 at 02:15 AM
loki.. that's as good a piece of revisionist history as i've seen lately.. only after the SA brownshirts had killed or intimidated just about all the possible opposition did hitler get the big electoral victory that ended up making him chancellor of germany.. you need to recheck your textbooks.. or buy some new ones.. doug
Things I Learned August 19, 2012 at 02:35 AM
http://splicd.com/S6Ix56RtLNM/290/296
Loki August 19, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Doug, This has really gotten off topic, but here we go ... I'm sure your memory of events is better than the study aids I have available but I doubt Hitler disenfranchised the electorate by creation of a Voter ID. Although, once he had absolute power he put Jews in prison camps and exterminated them! So yes - they could no longer vote. BTW - You've got to agree that Hitler's Brown Shirts are a lot closer to ACORN and the Black Panthers than to the Tea Party. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Black_Panther_Party_voter_intimidation_case http://urbangrounds.com/2011/08/judge-fines-acorn/ oh ... Hitler was appointed Chancellor by Hindenburg ... not voted in by the electorate. "President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor on January 30, 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections and associated backstairs intrigues." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler's_rise_to_power

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