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Thread: Purging Voter Rolls in Florida - Daily Show Analysis

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    Purging Voter Rolls in Florida - Daily Show Analysis

    A comedic take on a possibly comedic series of legislative acts in Florida:

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    I guess this doesn't worry anybody. I am far from a conspiracy theorist, but put together, the Voter ID requirement, shortened voting window, discontinuation of Sunday voting, and 48-hour registration requirement seem pretty clearly indicative of voter suppression.

    At the very least, it is the antonym of increased participation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    I guess this doesn't worry anybody. I am far from a conspiracy theorist, but put together, the Voter ID requirement, shortened voting window, discontinuation of Sunday voting, and 48-hour registration requirement seem pretty clearly indicative of voter suppression.

    At the very least, it is the antonym of increased participation.
    Agreed. What is the end game of attempting to shrink the electorate (or at least selected portions of it)? I think everyone knows but many will refuse to admit it.
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    So we would rather undermine the legitimacy of our election process than require individuals to prove who they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twokgrad View Post
    So we would rather undermine the legitimacy of our election process than require individuals to prove who they are?
    We have been down this road before in numerous threads. Note Husker Mort was not just referring to photo ID requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twokgrad View Post
    So we would rather undermine the legitimacy of our election process than require individuals to prove who they are?
    Absolutely. If it means alienating 10-20% of the electorate in order to "protect" against the .0004% of fraud. I am really impressed that you guys maintain such a consistent party line, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    We have been down this road before in numerous threads. Note Husker Mort was not just referring to photo ID requirements.
    If we've been down this road before in numerous threads, why are you posting in this one? Why did Mort start it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    Absolutely. If it means alienating 10-20% of the electorate in order to "protect" against the .0004% of fraud. I am really impressed that you guys maintain such a consistent party line, though.
    Hyperbole much? 10 -20% now, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKinneyTXHusker View Post
    Hyperbole much? 10 -20% now, huh?
    15.9% African American. 17.4% 65 and older. So, yeah, the voter restriction efforts address at least 10-20% of the Florida electorate.

    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/...xhtml?src=bkmk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    15.9% African American. 17.4% 65 and older. So, yeah, the voter restriction efforts address at least 10-20% of the Florida electorate.

    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/...xhtml?src=bkmk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Don't forget the Hispanic.

    that could add up to billions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    15.9% African American. 17.4% 65 and older. So, yeah, the voter restriction efforts address at least 10-20% of the Florida electorate.

    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/...xhtml?src=bkmk
    And why do you think that picture ID and the other things you mentioned address those specific groups? I know a number in both groups, and they have no more difficulty in meeting those requirements than whites who are younger than 65. Are you saying those groups are more likely to commit voting fraud, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    Absolutely. If it means alienating 10-20% of the electorate in order to "protect" against the .0004% of fraud. I am really impressed that you guys maintain such a consistent party line, though.
    10-20% of the electorate doesn't have ID? How are you over 18 and not have a photo ID?

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    THere's no reason why you should not have to prove who you are when you go to vote. No ID? Tough. If you want to vote go get a state ID if you don't want a driver's license of have had your's taken away. It's not too much to ask of someone who wants to take part in the democratic process.

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    I think they should allow fetuses to vote since they are equal to all other humans...hey just sayin.







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