It's about the right kind of voters
Posted by aogThursday, 14 July 2011 at 20:31 TrackBack Ping URL

WIth all the hub bub about new voter ID laws (which I strongly support) it’s amusing to hear the counter-arguments of how this will disenfranchise some people, primarily poor people.I find that a dubious claim at best, given the number of things which require identification just to get through the day. And if they can’t manage to make the very minimal effort to get an ID to vote then they don’t deserve to do so.

But what’s actually disgusting is the complete lack of concern from the same people over the disenfranchisement of members of the armed services who, frankly, are exactly the kind of people who should get special treatment in getting their votes counted. Any one who actually cared about voting would make this a priority, not providing a ready pool of easily purchased or fraudulently voted ballots.

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Hey Skipper Saturday, 16 July 2011 at 12:27

In the late 80s, I was moved from Idaho to England. When I subsequently tried to get an absentee ballot, Idaho refused, because I didn’t live there anymore.

In the 90s, when I was stationed in Del Rio, TX, Democrats tried to disallow ballots from Laughlin AFB. I can’t remember the pretext, but the reason is obvious enough.

erp Tuesday, 19 July 2011 at 09:10

Not counting military ballots was one of the reasons the vote in Florida was so close in 2000.

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