August 31, 2016 at 2:33 pm #22780Andy BrownParticipant
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by North Carolina’s Republican Governor to reinstate for November’s elections several voting restrictions, including a requirement that people show identification at the polls.
The court, divided in part 4-4, rejected a request made by G.O.P. Governor Pat McCrory after an appeals court ruled last month that the 2013 law discriminates against minority voters. Five votes are needed for an emergency request to be granted.
Critics say such laws, passed in Republican-governed states, make voting harder for minorities such as African-Americans and Hispanics, who tend to support Democrats. Backers say the laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud.
This is probably the last gasp attempt by the Conservative buffoons leading red states trying to alter the election results through blocking voters access to the polls, an old and sadly somewhat historically successful maneuver that is tantamount to stripping voting rights from lawful and eligible voters.
Crap like this is so typical of the right wing slime whose shenanigans will continue in those places where there is a chance they will succeed. It’s sort of like how Dan lets F&Bacon stick around for his crow come November.
Speaking of November, Clinton remains ahead by more then the margin of error IN EVERY SWING STATE except Iowa and Nevada where she leads by a few points.
In the Senate races, the GOP is losing ground every day.To maintain Senate control they must take 7 of 9 races that are currently considered in play. McGinty is ahead of Toomey in PA., Bayh leads Young in Indiana and Hassan leads Ayotte in N.H. Those three would be enough of the 9 to send Mitch McConjob packing.August 31, 2016 at 3:12 pm #22782LurkingGrendelParticipant
GOP actions claiming to voter fraud, (a literally non-existent issue) = attempting to keep people who may vote Democratic from being able to vote. Period.August 31, 2016 at 4:11 pm #22786proud2baconservativeSpectator
I thought Democrats were smart people and Republicans were stupid knuckle draggers. Wouldn’t the latter be the unsophisticated dum dums who were more likely to not have identification? Why is it presumed that people who don’t have IDs would vote Democratic?
It’s not that hard to get an ID. Period. They are needed for things a lot less important than voting. We ought to remove any possibility of fraud or the appearance of the possibility of such.
The election is two months away and revelations of Clinton corruption is having an effect. She’s lost half her lead since her bounce.August 31, 2016 at 4:34 pm #22787LurkingGrendelParticipant
Keep playing that tune. No-one’s listening.August 31, 2016 at 4:46 pm #22788August 31, 2016 at 6:58 pm #22790VitalogyParticipant
It’s all about suppressing the vote. Period.August 31, 2016 at 9:06 pm #22791
It’s all about suppressing SOME of the vote.September 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm #22870September 6, 2016 at 2:11 pm #22871Alfredo_TParticipant
All student ID cards that I have ever seen had photos of them. Yet, a student ID card from a public university would not be accepted? That is pretty damn suspicious.
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