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The young -- and therefore the Democrats -- should be very worried.
I always thought it was just a stereotype that those on the left and kids today are lazy. After reading this, it sounds like that might be true.
People will stand in line for 24hrs to get the newest iphone but having to prove who you are takes too much time and effort.
Whatever it takes to rationalize your loss.
From the article: "In 2010, [young people] stayed home, and many Democrats couldn't find the margins to win." Minnesota's not the only state where this happened, of course and, as the saying goes, "Elections have consequences." The Republican tide rolled into state legislatures and Congressional delegations across the nation. Consequences include cut-cut-cut budget policies and Bills which "decimate food programs for struggling families [and] radically weaken protections for the elderly and sick" (Conference of Catholic Bishops); over 400 Republican Bills which attack women's reproductive health care rights; and Bills or amendments which deny same-sex couples the most basic human right, the right to form a family, and limit suffrage, the most basic civil right of citizens.
According to a Carnegie-Knight investigation, the rate of voter impersonation fraud is 1 incident per 15 million prospective voters. That's across the entire United States since 2000. Moreover, voting "Yes" will not achieve the stated goal--the proposed Amendment requires implementing legislation. Given those factors and the expense attached to photo ID laws, one can only surmise that the actual intent of ALEC-inspired legislation in 37 states is different from the stated intent.
No kidding on this column's hyperbole. My oldest kid has at least 4 very good photos ID's, even more than me. Just adapt the law to make it work for everybody. The real problem is 12 million illegals live amongst us, and they have no fear in working, driving, and certainly voting to elect officials who promise to further their desires. As Franken's election proved, it takes very, very few votes to swing an election.
goferfanz: "My oldest kid has at least 4 very good photos ID's, even more than me."
How do you know that any of them will be valid ID's for voting? The Bill doesn't specify what is considered a valid ID, and no ID in existence proves who you say your are, that you live where you live, that you are a US citizen, and that you are not a felon whose voting rights have been removed. You're being asked to vote for a blank sheet of paper.
This issue is so clear. Citizens should be allowed to vote. Non-citizens should not be allowed to vote. Any time a non-citizen votes it diminishes the value of a citizen's vote. Poll workers should take care to allow only citizens to vote. Periodically, voter rolls should be reviewed and non-citizens should be removed. It is not an undue burden to ask a citizen to identify himself when voting, for such an important right of citizenship.
Pumice: 1 in 15 million. Do you expect anybody with common sense to believe this. Did more people get struck by lightning going to the voting both. At least make your arguments somewhat believable.
"""You're being asked to vote for a blank sheet of paper."""....well, anything would be better than now---> where anyone can walk in and vote in our sanctuary cities.
goferfanz: "You're being asked to vote for a blank sheet of paper."""....well, anything would be better than now---> where anyone can walk in and vote in our sanctuary cities."
And GWB's own study showed that invalid voting is virtually non-existent. This is all about Republicans trying to suppress the vote of people who tend to vote Democratic.
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