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Virginia C
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« on: October 21, 2017, 06:45:32 pm »

I doubt lack of voter ID would have put the state in Clinton's hands. None of the studies about this have been as conclusive as they claim to be. However, this isn't to say that it didn't prevent thousands from voting. The real argument here is why should people have to put up with a political party making it even slightly harder to vote just to help them win elections? Why is that ok? All this griping from Republicans about a dozen fraudulent votes here and there, but crickets when it comes to the hundreds or even thousands of people who can't vote because they lack proper ID (or think they lack the right identification).

If Republicans insist it's not about helping them win elections (numerous officials and operatives remarks say otherwise, but ok), then for every restriction they add that hurts turnout, like voter ID, they should add something else that boosts turnout, like automatic voter registration, county-wide polling places and more early voting sites. Oh, but guess what, WI Republicans tried to cut all of that. They were even eyeing rolling back same-day registration until they found out how much it would cost. That doesn't look like a party that cares about election integrity. That looks like a party who wants to turn election law on its head so they can suppress Democratic voters.

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