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Please take the time to understand these well-thought-out proposals.
Same old nonsense being spouted. The only reason to support these anti-voter regulations is because of a religious faith that more government power is necessary. Being fearful of the voting public is a sad trait of those who support these anti-voter regulations.
This is purely an attempt by Republicans to suppress legitimate votes. The more people who vote, the more people vote Democratic. Republicans do not like this.
What about those voters in Florida and other states in 2000 who were WRONGLY identified as felons and forbidden to vote? What a way to fix a close race--figure out which group is likely to vote for your opponent and declare a certain percentage of them to be "felons."
Voter ID will bring integrity to the system and peace of mind for honest legal voters with zero inconvenience..... for any legal voters.
Soon we will have an anti fraud Voter ID system instead of just happy talk from the Sec Of State.
This isn't only about suppressing Democratic votes. It is another way to for the government to track you. Notice that the "Voter Id" will cross-link to other databases. What privacy prescription are written in?
Why does Mr. McGrath do a complete end run around the issue that truly bothers Minnesotans about the Voter ID Amendment, namely: how it will disenfranchise legitimate voters? To put the question in a ratio: for every single hypothetical illegitimate voter successfully prevented from casting a vote, how many more legitimate voters will also be prevented from exercising their right to cast a ballot? It's hardly news to state there's the prospect of a gross imbalance here; matter of fact, republicans are counting on it. We know their intent is to knock legitimate voters from the rolls, and they're trying to do it it with a grossly dubious proposition, specifically that lack of proper ID should equate with a lack of right to vote. The electorate is being fleeced if it buys into this.
..."these well-thought-out proposals."...*****
Nobody doubts that these proposals have been well thought out by the conservatives. As a matter of fact these proposals have been meticulously crafted and promoted by the conservative elites for years. They know exactly who they want to disenfranchise and they know exactly how they want to frame the issue for the consumption of the public. I think that this will ultimately be what leads to their defeat on this issue. Minnesotans are not as stupid as the elites apparently believe. After over one hundred fifty years of fair and honest elections, Minnesotans don't buy the unsupported allegations of systemic fraud in our elections or that Minnesota elections are not perfect enough. Until credible evidence of systemic problems in the system are presented instead of nakedly partisan accusations, Minnesota's election system should not be tampered with.
Well written and to the point. There is no excuse why a person should not show an ID to voter. In an attempt to offer an intellectual rebuttal you have posters like eflesch who can only say "Same old nonsense being spouted" and then tries to bring religion into it. Then again, it is very difficult to understand things intellectually when emotions run rampant.
You have to love the "disenfranchise" voters argument. If it were true, are liberals concerned about all voters - Republican, Democrat and Independents being disenfranchised? No - they assume that only liberal voters will be disenfranchised. Why? Because they have such a low opinion of their rank and file that they do not believe supporters of their own party are smart enough to be able to get an ID. Very insulting.
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