GOP believes it benefits by making voting difficult

Republicans believe — for valid statistical and historic reasons — that lower voter turnout increases their odds of success. So they have not been shy about using a variety of means, legal and otherwise, to try to keep voter participation as low as possible.

In Virginia, the state has begun an investigation into the destruction of voter-registration forms by a company that was hired by the state Republican Party. On Sunday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent out an email to his fellow Republicans, celebrating the fact that “when I looked yesterday, so far there are over 357,000 absentee votes cast. That’s barely over 70 percent of the 2008 total. That’s bad for them.”

In Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted, also a Republican, had to be forced by federal court order to open early voting to all Ohio citizens. Long voting lines over the weekend in Ohio testified to the importance of that ruling. Husted also had to be forced by court order to count votes that are accidentally cast in the wrong precinct because of poll-worker, not voter, error. Husted was more than willing to just toss those votes aside, stripping those who cast them of their right to be heard.

Furthermore, as the Toledo Blade reports, “Thousands of absentee ballot applications may have been rejected because Mr. Husted’s office did not send 33,000 updated registration records to local election officials until after the deadline for changes.”

The biggest problems, however, are occurring in a state all too familiar with election litigation and controversy. With immensely long lines already apparent throughout the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to extend early voting opportunities, breaking with the precedent set by his two predecessors in the office, both of whom were Republican. And in what may have been a freelance effort to shut down voting — nobody in an official capacity would ever approve such a stunt — early voting was interrupted Saturday at a Democratic precinct in Winter Park by the discovery of two “suspicious packages,” which had to be destroyed by a bomb disposal unit.

As Andrew Cohen writes in The Atlantic:

” … what is happening this weekend in Florida is simply unacceptable. According to a local election official interviewed by CBS News’ Phil Hirschkorn, the last “early voter” in line for Saturday’s truncated early voting in Palm Beach County finally got to cast a ballot at 2:30 Sunday morning, which means that voter waited in line for more than seven hours. In Miami, another traditional Democratic stronghold, the wait was said to be nearly as long. On Sunday, voters all over the state were begging judges and county officials for more time to vote.

This is happening not because of a natural disaster or a breakdown in machinery. It is happening by partisan design. Alarmed by the strong Democratic turnout in early voting in 2008, Republican lawmakers, including Gov. Rick Scott, reduced the number of early-voting days from 14 to eight….

If Florida’s election officials, and its Republican lawmakers, and its state and federal judges, all were required to stand in line for seven hours to vote, those long lines would go away forever. You know it, I know it, and so do those officials.”

No public official — no American patriot — ought to try to discourage fellow Americans from voting. No political party ought to advance its own prospects by trying to reduce rather than increase participation in the most fundamental rite and right of democratic self-government.

Because if that’s your route to power, you’re doomed to failure in the long term, and you ought to be.

– Jay Bookman

558 comments Add your comment

bleary

November 5th, 2012
12:47 pm

But if everyone gets a vote then the Koch brothers votes don’t count as much. And they are the real Americans! Just ask them.

Steve

November 5th, 2012
12:48 pm

Shouldn’t there be some kind of Federal oversite on these obvious attempts to suppress voter turnout??

N-GA

November 5th, 2012
12:48 pm

Stealing elections, one vote at a time………

Sherman captures Georgia starring Eminem

November 5th, 2012
12:48 pm

heard that he has been spotted near Hinesville….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5-yKhDd64s

TaxPayer

November 5th, 2012
12:48 pm

Obviously Republicans are incapable of winning fairly so they have to resort to cheating. It’s their nature.

Mick

November 5th, 2012
12:49 pm

Got up early saturday morning to vote in miami, by the time I got there at 6:30 the line was around the building. Finally cast my vote at approx. 9:45, the ballot was ten pages. What a crock of shyte! Do they care? No, and that’s part of the problem. However, it works against republican voting too – epic fail led by rick “the disaster” scott. Never trust a man with two first names…

N-GA

November 5th, 2012
12:50 pm

We have people like Jimmy Carter travel to other countries to verify the integrity of elections. It seems we need to do more of that here at home.

Freedom Riders 2012

November 5th, 2012
12:51 pm

moonbat betty

November 5th, 2012
12:51 pm

Oh my, you have to wait in a line to vote??!!

Call in the UN and Black Panthers!

Good thing Obama changed the period to an exclamation mark in his FORWARD proclamation.

BuckeyeInGa

November 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

That tactic is actually backfiring. There is a huge voter turnout.

East Lake Ira

November 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

We may get a fair election this time but it will take some fighting via the court system.

If the GOP wins though, this will be our last one for a long long time.

MiltonMan

November 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

Funny that Jay mentions absolutely nothing about Obama preventing military personnel from voting in Ohio:

http://aclj.org/us-constitution/obama-trying-limit-military-voting-rights

Jm

November 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

Jay’s not up to date

They’ve extended early voting in FL

Fox spins the news

So does Jay, so you can’t believe much he has to say…

Union

November 5th, 2012
12:54 pm

the whole virginia story is kind of weird..

“On Monday, a manager of a retail store in Harrisonburg, Va. allegedly spotted a man throwing a bag containing eight completed voter registration forms into a dumpster before driving off in a black car with Pennsylvania licenses plates. The manager, Rob Johnson, spotted the same car the next day outside of the GOP’s Harrisonburg Victory Office, located down the street.”

retail must be slow if he is watching dumpsters.. checking the contents and writing down tag numbers..

East Lake Ira

November 5th, 2012
12:54 pm

MiltonMan = Liar.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
12:55 pm

If the Republicans had nominated anyone worth a crap they wouldn’t have to resort to these tactics. But in order to get the nod from Norquist, they have to pass a purity test.

Get rid of Norquist and these shenanigans are unnecessary.

BRW

November 5th, 2012
12:56 pm

MilkMan, Keep repeating it to yourself. Eventually even YOU will believe it.

Jay

November 5th, 2012
12:57 pm

union, that seemed odd to me too. But if you own or work at the business that has rented the Dumpster, you might keep an eye on other people dumping in it, correct?

MiltonMan

November 5th, 2012
12:57 pm

“MiltonMan = Liar.”

East Lake Ira = 3rd grade reading comprehension skills.

SBinf

November 5th, 2012
12:57 pm

“If the Republicans had nominated anyone worth a crap they wouldn’t have to resort to these tactics. But in order to get the nod from Norquist, they have to pass a purity test.”

Is there anyone in the GOP worth a crap? Maybe Huntsman, but that’s about the only decent Republican I can name extemporaneously.

Common Sense

November 5th, 2012
12:58 pm

“Republicans believe — for valid statistical and historic reasons”

Can you cite some sources for this conclusion?

Otherwise it could be that for every election, we just want to be sure that those casting votes are legally allowed to vote.

Jay

November 5th, 2012
12:59 pm

“Funny that Jay mentions absolutely nothing about Obama preventing military personnel from voting in Ohio:

That’s because Obama didn’t do that. Nobody did. It was yet another in a seemingly endless list of fabrications by the right. Because apparently, it is impossible to maintain faith in the conservative creed without such fabrications.

Doggone/GA

November 5th, 2012
1:00 pm

“Funny that Jay mentions absolutely nothing about Obama preventing military personnel from voting in Ohio”

When you have to lie to make your point, you have no point

Common Sense

November 5th, 2012
1:00 pm

” But if you own or work at the business that has rented the Dumpster, you might keep an eye on other people dumping in it, correct?”

Shouldn’t the same care be exercised on those who are casting votes?

deegee

November 5th, 2012
1:00 pm

Maybe we can get some folks from Iraq to come over and verify the integrity of our elections.

Jerome Horwitz

November 5th, 2012
1:01 pm

Friday night made the mistake of listening to two guys discussing how you needed a basic level of education to vote – and mocking the Obama phone women. They were disparaging the education level of Democratic voters. Well, I hope they have a chance to listen to these obviously above average Republicans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY0M7IdNl7U&feature=g-u-u

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:01 pm

retail must be slow if he is watching dumpsters.. checking the contents and writing down tag numbers..

This time of year dumpsters are locked up in the N.C. Mtns.

Florida folk are closing down the mountain home to migrate to Fla. for the winter and always have a summer’s worth of trash accumulated to throw away.

willie lynch

November 5th, 2012
1:02 pm

Smaller turnout = smaller voting electorate = smaller minds. This is definitely the perfect scenario for the GOP.

DawgDad

November 5th, 2012
1:03 pm

Come on, people. Look around you, look at your local precinct polling place. Where is the Republican-led voter suppression? Come on, now. Where is it? Tell me.

Georgians have little control over what happens in Ohio and Florida and other States. We can run an orderly ship here in Georgia, and in my precinct and county they certainly do.

Brosephus™

November 5th, 2012
1:04 pm

No public official — no American patriot — ought to try to discourage fellow Americans from voting. No political party ought to advance its own prospects by trying to reduce rather than increase participation in the most fundamental rite and right of democratic self-government.

True. America is all about action. If your governance is good and right for this country, you should be rewarded with votes accordingly during elections. We should be working towards ensuring as much participation by all who are eligible as opposed to trying to create “security” by limiting people.

Jay

November 5th, 2012
1:04 pm

And if jm can document his claim that early voting has been extended in Florida, he is more than welcome to post a link to that effect.

Mr. Snarky

November 5th, 2012
1:05 pm

These types of things are proof that the Repubs don’t really care about democratic principals…they only care about pursuing power by any means necessary. Too bad for them that they have such a lousy message.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:06 pm

Is there anyone in the GOP worth a crap? Maybe Huntsman, but that’s about the only decent Republican I can name extemporaneously.

I saw Huntsman do a couple of the late shows a few months ago after Romney won the primary and I thought, wow if they’d just nominated this guy, Obama wouldn’t stand a chance with the undecideds.

BRW

November 5th, 2012
1:06 pm

DawgDad, Supression will only have an effect on states that are close on the voting. GA is not in play and would be a waste of time.

Common Sense

November 5th, 2012
1:06 pm

Child, please

November 5th, 2012
1:08 pm

No mention of the letters sent to (mostly) Republicans in FL indicating that they had to essentially re-validate certain of their information in person to be able to vote, failure to show up would result in them being ineligible? Tricks (not done by Democratic Party members, I’m sure) are as old as elections themselves. The Kennedys use to call all the Nixon party phone lines and then leave theirs off the hook (in those days, that made teh other line unusable if you did not hang up your phone). People cheat to win elections, it’s as old as time itself because of the payoff for winning (being in power).
Yes, please don’t mention the open attempts to reduce voting by military personnel, that’s just plain shameful. A new low, someone puts their life at risk to defend you and they don’t want them voting?

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November 5th, 2012
1:08 pm

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DawgDad

November 5th, 2012
1:09 pm

“DawgDad, Supression will only have an effect on states that are close on the voting. GA is not in play and would be a waste of time.”

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20121105_Will_New_Black_Panthers_be_back_this_year_.html

USA Patriot

November 5th, 2012
1:09 pm

Oh Jay, puuuulllllleeeezzzze! As if the democratic / union machines in IL, NY, MI, OH, MN, WI, etc. are as pure as the wind driven snow come election / voting times. Since when is it a rite / right to have early voting? Why can’t people just vote on election day?? Sheesh!

BRW

November 5th, 2012
1:10 pm

Child, for sure, Read the story. No elimination for the military, just opened up the same number of days for EVERYONE……

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:10 pm

PAPER: New Black Panthers ‘may monitor some polling stations’…

drudgey spam

DownInAlbany

November 5th, 2012
1:10 pm

GOP believes it benefits by making voting difficult. You libs believe any crap Jay thows out there, yet, the following is “drudgey spam”

NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama

In 3, 2, 1…

Jay

November 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

That’s right Common. Early voting extended in four of Florida’s 67 counties.

Everywhere else in the state, no luck.

St Simons

November 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

Ask Rick Scott & the holy rollers down here in 2014 if they benefitted

heheheh

BRW

November 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

So PA will not be close, what the heck does your like prove?

barking frog

November 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

All republican voters are born with
proper documentation to vote but
democrats are not and must be
subjected to an obstacle course
to prove their worthiness to vote.

Jay

November 5th, 2012
1:12 pm

“perhaps name calling today is drop in bucket.”

now that, Stevie Ray, is 100 percent guaranteed. I wonder what the over/under would be on the number of folks I’m going to have to ban by Wednesday evening.

Mr. Snarky

November 5th, 2012
1:12 pm

“Why can’t people just vote on election day?? Sheesh!”

Some people have to work.

Thulsa Doom

November 5th, 2012
1:13 pm

Looks like Obama is going to win. But just in case he loses the libs do want to have they excuses ready.

Mr. Snarky

November 5th, 2012
1:13 pm

For example, I’m going to be out of town tomorrow for work.
Fortunately, I was able to vote last week.

GT

November 5th, 2012
1:14 pm

They don’t want a democracy. They just talk like they do, they don’t want freedom of the press, and it is a democracy to a finite universe made up of themselves. It gets so desperate this time around you really start wondering how much are the guys really stealing from us. They have lied, legislated and judicated against the will of the people.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:14 pm

NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama

Almost two week old, spoiled, multiple posted, stinky drudgey spam.

Not my fault you’re embarrassed by drudgey, sport.

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Common Sense

November 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

That’s right Bookman. It was extended.

Election day is Tuesday. Much ado about nothing.

I am sure if democrats could just sign over proxies so they would not even have to go and vote themselves, they would.

At some point you suck it up and do what needs to be done.

And if it is too hard to show and ID and vote on Tuesday, after four years of knowing EXACTLY when the election would be, I am not sure there is anyone that can help you.

Thulsa Doom

November 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

What are the odds on Fred being the first to suffer the wrath of blog sheriff Bookman. And that’s assuming Obama wins.

Jm

November 5th, 2012
1:15 pm

Jay 1:04

Just the morning news this AM showing people still in line voting

God bless them, they’ve been standing in line long enough….

I don’t know if it’s statewide or just a local thing, but down here they’ve still been voting

indigo

November 5th, 2012
1:16 pm

“if that’s your route to power, you’re doomed to failure in the long run”

Romney has shown that his “route to power” is to flip-flop, do 180’s and lie as much as necessary to win the election.

Therefore, it’s no suprise his Party will be completely unpatriotic and
“try to discourage fellow Americans from voting”.

This kind of political abuse got us eight years of George W. Bush and resulted in the great Bush depression and thousands of American service men and women losing their lives.

And yet, fully half the Country wants a Bush clone to be elected tommorrow. Let’s just hope American hasn’t dumbed down enough for that to happen.

DannyX

November 5th, 2012
1:16 pm

Early voting was extended by a COURT ORDER because of all of the shenanigans to a small number of counties.

Great spin at 12:53 Jm.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:17 pm

I don’t know if it’s statewide or just a local thing…

Walking it back after stepping in it.

Too funny!

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

November 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

And Dems believe that voting twice ans dead is a good benefit, just say’n. CNN poll today has it 49-49 nationally with a +9 Dem sampling and +22 to Romney independents. Hang on brothers and sisters.

barking frog

November 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

Why no holiday on election day ?

DownInAlbany

November 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:14 pm

NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama

Almost two week old, spoiled, multiple posted, stinky drudgey spam.

Not my fault you’re embarrassed by drudgey, sport.

Prove it…

DannyX

November 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

“Looks like Obama is going to win. But just in case he loses the libs do want to have they excuses ready.”

What an ironic post.

Thulsa Doom

November 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

Something tells me Jays itchy ban trigger button finger is gonna get a workout Wednesday.

They BOTH suck

November 5th, 2012
1:19 pm

“But just in case he loses the libs do want to have they excuses ready.”

Dude, you are fooling yourselves if you do not think that the excuses will be raining out of the sky if Romney loses.

Goes both ways.

jewcowboy

November 5th, 2012
1:19 pm

Maybe it’s time to start bringing in international election monitors.

St Simons

November 5th, 2012
1:19 pm

Democrats are waiting 7 hours to vote down here across the state line

Rick Scott (R-Voldemort) is at 25%, so he is trying to stop them.
He knows he & his holy rollers are gone in ‘14
So he’s scorching the earth on his way down.

Jm

November 5th, 2012
1:19 pm

Why do you need to extend early voting if there isn’t a line anyway?

They extended it here because of very long lines

Even so, one can still go vote tomorrow, and I think the lines will be much shorter because all the precincts will be open

I’ll post something about the south FL lines tomorrow

Hopefully Mick will do the same

Joe Hussein Mama

November 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

On the topic of decent Republicans, I’d like to put Buddy Roemer’s name in consideration.

Mick

November 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

The flip side? I do believe all the election day tactics have had the oposite effect; the people are energized to vote and not let them get away with it, higher turnout favors the dems…

They BOTH suck

November 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

yourself

excuse me

BRW

November 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

“Why no holiday on election day ?”
Because, GD forbid, it might allow the unwashed masses the opportunity to, you know, decide the election……

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

November 5th, 2012
1:20 pm

a simple picture ID might work cowboy….but we know Dems won’t like that

Welcome to the Occupation

November 5th, 2012
1:21 pm

Jay.

I’ve been surprised to learn that some commentators have never actually heard the famous (infamous) Paul Weyrich “goo goo government” diatribe which pretty much laid out the rationale for what we’re seeing today in the plainest of terms. If you haven’t heard it before, it’s essential listening.

.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPsl_TuFdes

Jefferson

November 5th, 2012
1:22 pm

The GOP and their supporters are most like the old Soviets.

Welcome to the Occupation

November 5th, 2012
1:22 pm

will the "REAL" Mitt Romney please stand up

November 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

a simple picture ID might work cowboy….

“[A] simple picture ID” is not sufficient, but a national biometric ID might be.

ad

November 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

Studies on how to keep Democrats from voting is one area of science that the GOP embraces.

mark in mid-town

November 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

The trend has been to make it easier and easier to vote. At what point is it too easy? Is it good for voting to get easier and easier? Do voters at least have the responsibility to educate themselves just somewhat so that they have a clue as to why they are voting as they are? What bothers me about voting being too easy is that it basically allows the Democratic Party to try and game the system. For example, the ridiculous amount of early voting in a lot of places allows the Democratic Party machine to re-boot on a daily basis doing nothing more than trying to round up the ignorant and apathetic who can’t be bothered to vote unless they’re led there like a horse to water. It’s the modern day equivalent of ballot stuffing, but it’s perfectly legal. The counter to that is that absentee voting benefits Republicans. Maybe that should be trimmed back as well. But the point of absentee voting was not to make it easier for the apathetic and disinterested to vote. Rather, the point of absentee balloting was so that people who were too busy working or traveling for business or spending 75+ hrs per week running their own businesses would be able to vote. Such people are among the least apathetic of voters and know exactly what the issues are and why they’re voting as they are. They’re not being round up like sheep, which for all intents and purposes, is how the Democratic Party attempts to exploit early voting.

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

November 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

Hard to find the “Redskins” theory talked about much Nationally today…….Oh yea, Redskins lose, incumbent loses……….Yea, it’s only hogwash when it doesn’t go your way.

Jm

November 5th, 2012
1:24 pm

JHM

Mitch Daniels
Chris Christie

USA Patriot

November 5th, 2012
1:24 pm

Mr. Snarky – Absentee ballot seems to work.

ad

November 5th, 2012
1:25 pm

Kamchak – you know that a national biometric id would be seen as “the mark of the beast” by a large swath of the population – esp. here in the South. I’m not sure why having to have a picture id isn’t seen the same way.

ad

November 5th, 2012
1:26 pm

Redskins theory? But what about the Bama/LSU theory? Bama wins, Dem wins.

guy

November 5th, 2012
1:28 pm

Does the AJC actually pay this guy for what he does?What a bunch of junk! Wow!!!!!!!

I'm a liberal and believe everything I read and nothing the other side comes up with...cause we're smart and they are not

November 5th, 2012
1:28 pm

Redskin theory has more clout and longer standing . Been correct 17 of 18 times.

jewcowboy

November 5th, 2012
1:28 pm

“a simple picture ID might work cowboy….but we know Dems won’t like that”

This might be a reason: http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/11/03/peggys-story-the-cruel-cynicism-of-the-voter-id-crusade/

Mick

November 5th, 2012
1:28 pm

jm

The problem is the damn ballot, eleven state referendums that are duplicitious, too wordy, and not at all needed! Every one of them could have passed our repub legislature but…the tactic was to load up the ballot so that it would take precious time to vote thereby causing people to be frustrated with the lines and give up. The people down here have shown up en masse, they are not going to let it happen. Rick “the disaster” scott shortened the voting time from 14 days to eight, does that not tell you anything about what’s up in 2012?

Hurst

November 5th, 2012
1:31 pm

I’m a…., the the Redskins theory was proven wrong in 2004, that’s why.

Ken

November 5th, 2012
1:31 pm

Double standard by the media. No surprise. N.Y. needs help !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worse than Katrina. And another storm on the way .

DannyX

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

From the “Wow, I didn’t see that coming department”.

A week ago Gallup had Romney up by 5 (LV). Their final poll today has Romney up by just 1, Gallup is calling it a tie.

Looks like Obama got a 4 point Benghazi bump! (Or maybe the Gallup LV model is crap.)

Thurston Howell III

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

Well, Muffy and I sent our absentee ballots and I don’t see why everyone doesn’t do it that way. You just have to sign some silly little affirmation that there is no way you can vote in person – just a little white lie. So sophisticated.

Krystal'sBalls

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

GOP – GrandOPressors

Consider the notice SERVED.

A new day has dawned in the U.S.A. No longer will the PEOPLE allow themselves to be marginalized. Our resourcefulness, stamina, and DETERMINATION will outlast and overwhelm you today and going FORWARD!! This is just the beginning of cleaning up the filth of obstruction, diviseness and hatred. Either fall in line or be left behind. Really there is no other option. Please don’t get it confused. That false sense of power because of money, “God” and yes even guns. I put it that way because in many ways you show God to not be in you. I heard something so profound last night – “the work and service of one’s hands is holier than the prayers of their lips”. THAT’S the movement of God in people – compassion and common cause, regardless of who you are.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

Don’t forget to video the vote if you see improprieties. Get it on tape.

JamVet

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

Is it good for voting to get easier and easier?

Absodamnlutely!

Do voters at least have the responsibility to educate themselves just somewhat so that they have a clue as to why they are voting as they are?

Nope, this is America.

No fascists here telling us who is qualified to vote and who isn’t. ALL American citizens not otherwise ineligible, have the constitutionally guaranteed right to franchise. (Notwithstanding that idiot last night who contended otherwise.)

And as soon as our modern day Jim Crow boys in the GOP get OK with that, the more they will earn some respect…

Brosephus™

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

That’s right Common. Early voting extended in four of Florida’s 67 counties.

Equal Protection Bro!!!!!! However, the GOP doesn’t believe in equal outcome of equal protection.

:)

STEVIE RAY

November 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

JAY

Do you suppose the DEMS are going to again go with David Boies to dispute outcome if GOP wins? Perhaps he is already on retainer..??

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
1:33 pm

…you know that a national biometric id would be seen as “the mark of the beast” by a large swath of the population – esp. here in the South.

Absolutely, but it would be a step in the direction of a “valid ID” to address the whiner’s complaints about voting and illeeeegalz. It would also have to be produced and distributed to the estimated 311,000,000 some odd residents in this country, along with producing and maintaining a database along with a department to administer this ID — and an “ID Czar” to run this dept.

I’m not sure why having to have a picture id isn’t seen the same way.

I’m not either, but I have ceased trying to understand the mind of the deranged.

OBIWAN

November 5th, 2012
1:34 pm

This is one of the biggest liberal lies out there, I would not expect anything less from you Jay, but repeating a lie does not make it true…If you believe the lies you are saying, then the cops should not be allowed to ask for your ID when you get pulled over, or a liquor store to ask for an ID, right? Do you losers realize that you can get a free ID card from the state? I guess the airlines should not ask for ID also, but I could go on forever on the stupidly of the lie that the left keeps repeating…

STEVIE RAY

November 5th, 2012
1:34 pm

KRYSTALSNUTS

That’s quite a rallying cry…whats the plan to proceed?