The case against voter ID: It restricts voting rights, will result in tax hikes

  • Article by: DON NESS and DEBBIE WHITE
  • Updated: October 13, 2012 - 4:12 PM
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minn12Oct. 13, 12 4:22 PM

This is a ridiculous attempt by these left-wing politicians to try to link passage of Voter ID with 'property tax increases' and loss of voter rights. Why don't they also link passage with increased global warming and a rise in sea levels? Too bad these politicians won't admit to you that in states where such voter ID laws have passed, that voter participation actually has INCREASED. So much for their 'sky is falling' nonsense. Make no mistake, Voter ID will pass and will result in a cleaner system with increased voter participation, as it has in the other states. Shame on these liberals for trying yet again to scare people with their doomsday nonsense. It simply does not happen.

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elmore1Oct. 13, 12 4:36 PM

Don and Debbie, it is time to modernize our voting process to align with the ID centric world. Let's move forward.

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chickfilaOct. 13, 12 4:38 PM

How will increased election integrity result in tax hikes? Right now voter fraud allows democrats to win close elections, and the democrat party is the one known for tax hikes.

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pitythefoolsOct. 13, 12 5:03 PM

minn12: "Voter ID will pass and will result in a cleaner system with increased voter participation, as it has in the other states."

Can you name those States? States with new Voter ID laws have LOWER participation.

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chickfilaOct. 13, 12 5:50 PM

"States with new Voter ID laws have LOWER participation." ______ Of illegal voters. Isn't that a good thing?

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keychaOct. 13, 12 6:46 PM

Wow, this won't be implemented for free, there are over 4,000 polling places in MN, that means something in excess of 10,000 secure notebook type computers, 4,000 secure wireless networks, a massive system at the SOS office that has to be redundant, fast, reduntant, secure, fast, reduntant, secure, reduntant. Oh, yeah don't forget the software. I urge all those who believe we are subject to massive voter fraud to check out the work of ther Brennen Center for Justice.

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chickfilaOct. 13, 12 7:08 PM

"Wow, this won't be implemented for free" ______ If it creates jobs, liberal democrats should be in favor of it like in the Porkulus bill, right? In any case, it needs to be done, so let's quit making excuses for not doing it. I think the cost of implimenting it will be minimumal while to cost of doing nothing is much greater.

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pitythefoolsOct. 13, 12 8:44 PM

chickfila: "States with new Voter ID laws have LOWER participation." ______ Of illegal voters. Isn't that a good thing"

Prove it's not disenfranchised voters. You can't. That's why courts are striking down these illegal voter repression laws.

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pitythefoolsOct. 13, 12 8:45 PM

chickfila: "I think the cost of implimenting it will be minimumal while to cost of doing nothing is much greater."

How? No election has EVER been proven to be affected by voter fraud. So the money spent is money wasted on a non-existent problem.

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martin64Oct. 13, 12 9:10 PM

It's going to be interesting to see if the people of Minnesota are really stupid.

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