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Republicans begin their outreach to minorities by....passing voter ID laws

#1peach freakPosted 3/26/2013 1:26:28 PM
When the GOP begins their "outreaching" to minorities, I want to see the GOP explain to minorities why we need restrictive voting laws and voter ID, which target heavily Democratic voting blocs like Hispanics, blacks, and young people, in addition to states like Florida closing polling precincts in heavy-minority areas.

It was signed into law in Virginia:

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/03/26/17475680-virginias-mcdonnell-moves-backwards-on-voting-rights?lite

In Arkansas, the GOP-led legislature passed it, but it was vetoed by the Dem governor. However, only a simple majority is required to override a veto in Arkansas, so I believe it's likely it'll become law here.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/03/26/17471695-arkansas-beebe-vetoes-voter-id-bill?lite
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#2General_JumaPosted 3/26/2013 1:29:14 PM
what is the point of executive veto if a simple majority(which was needed to pass it to begin with!) is all that is needed?
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#3TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/26/2013 1:42:59 PM
What is the point of a veto that can be overridden by a simple majority?
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#4the wheelPosted 3/26/2013 1:45:10 PM
I honestly have no problem with Voter ID laws. I do have a problem when they're implemented. The rash of Voter ID laws just before the last election was frankly shameful. Give the public some time to gather the necessary documents needed for the ID. A 2-3 year window seems fair to me.
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#5wally(Moderator)Posted 3/26/2013 1:47:29 PM
the wheel posted...
I honestly have no problem with Voter ID laws. I do have a problem when they're implemented. The rash of Voter ID laws just before the last election was frankly shameful. Give the public some time to gather the necessary documents needed for the ID. A 2-3 year window seems fair to me.


I basically agree with you. The only issue with it I have is that it's attempting to fix a problem that doesn't exist. If politicians were just honest enough to say, "We have absolutely no evidence that voter fraud fixable by ID laws exist, but this is a simple way of ensuring that no such fraud is ever perpetrated in the future," then fine.
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#6Sativa_RosePosted 3/26/2013 1:48:06 PM
The national GOP is not the same as the GOP in every state
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#7Evil Genius 9Posted 3/26/2013 1:57:22 PM
From: TheRealJiraiya | #003
What is the point of a veto that can be overridden by a simple majority?


Gives the governor a chance to wash his hands of legislation he doesn't approve, but otherwise, yes, very stupid.

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#8Mr SandbagPosted 3/26/2013 1:58:47 PM
XF***ingD!!! Maddowblog
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#9wally(Moderator)Posted 3/26/2013 2:00:53 PM
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/26/virginia-is-now-officially-a-voter-id-state/
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#10gphjr14Posted 3/26/2013 2:05:56 PM
Sativa_Rose posted...
The national GOP is not the same as the GOP in every state


Well here in NC it was a top (if not the top) issue for Republicans in NC.
Not the fact that NC's unemployment is still above the national average but voter fraud, the bane of North Carolina.
Took me all of 20 minutes to go vote, was only asked my name and address, was prepared to show my license but told it wasn't necessary. However that wasn't simple enough at least not for the GOP in NC.

But it's probably just a coincidence.
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