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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: Will the Dems take it back?

EbonyRose ·
I think there's a good chance that the Dems can take back at least one House of Congress ... starting with this upcoming election, even and there's no telling about the White House ... it depends who the candidate will be, and that's way too far off to tell at this point. The Republicans will probably lose a whole lot ... seats, voter confidence, etc., not because the Dems are better or smarter or have a better plan, but just because of the mass confusion of the Repub party right now. They...
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Re: III. Correcting The System of Unequal Justice

Black Viking ·
Some of you know that this is a pet project of mine, so you know I had to jump right into it. I really appreciated the concept of the cradle to prison super-highway (CPS), but there was one aspect of it that I wish had been addressed. Black folks have to get out there and serve on juries. For time out of mind, Black folks were not allowed to sit on juries, and Black folks accused of crimes were tried by all white juries. Many steps by the Supreme Court in the last 100 years have sought to...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Yssys (Guest) ·
There is a group called "Blacks 4 Clark" already. Read this moving letter sent into the Editors at Africana.com Dear Africana Editor, In the past, African American voters were easy. All a politician had to do was deliver a tearful speech about civil rights and show that he knew at least three words of "We Shall Overcome" or "We Are Family." An on-stage wiggle (on beat or syncopated, didn't matter) was all it took to cinch the majority of the "black vote." Post-inauguration, tearful hymns...
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Re: VOTE

Lofton (Guest) ·
Hello Everyone, As I type the political debate is being aired on KNBC, from 6-9:30 PM, Pacific Time. Very interesting session to which the question and answer session is very open, and frank. Don't care for Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bustamante. The Republican Tom McClintock appears to use common sense approach in reducing taxes, government spending, and improving the economy within California. _______________________________________________ Of Course I Can't Speak for Everyone, but I'm Voting...
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Re: Black Voting Rights Under Attack

James Wesley Chester ·
"Today, there is a new and real threat to minority voters, this time from cyberspace: computerized purges of voter rolls." MLK III This is a real issue. But, it seems off the mark. It's not that we shouldn't be doing what is needed to keep this from happening. But what about the law that has already said the protection of the right to vote, on the basis of race and color" shall terminate? That law says that decision shall be reviewed. Congress fails/refuses to do it, and we, or leaders,...
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Re: How Long Will It Take To Recall Schwatznagger?

EbonyRose ·
It will take too damn long!! Arnold won't be recalled simply because the Democrats don't have the %^&# to do it!! If they ever get it, that will be why/when Arnie will be recalled! Those Republicans/Conservatives can be some really low-down, dirty, sleazy animals when they want to. Not to mention extremely sore losers! They staged this recall purely based on the reasons that they couldn't get California any other way.... certainly not through the will and choice of the voter base. After...
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Re: Should felons be allowed to vote?

Our Empowerment ·
Not only do I believe exfelons should be able to vote, I also believe felons still in prison should be able to vote. If fact let me take it a step further, I belive anyone that has not voted for two consecutive years should be asked why not by the police. Everything should be done to encourage voting, and strong voter participation on all levels. > ... its time for Prosperity > > > An African American Board Game Of Wealth & Success.
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Re: Voting

James Wesley Chester ·
ThaWatcher: Of course,you know the answer is no one's. And, also of course, that is why each voter must be judgmental. Evaluating, if you prefer. I did my time watching out for the majority while hoping the majority kept the minority in fair perspective to the welfare of the nation, also known as the majority. But the majority looks at the minority through the wrong end of the telescope, and thus sees the minority as even smaller. I look at the candidates through the minority end of the...
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Re: Conservatives don't fight..

ricardomath ·
I'm not sure that apathy is the whole problem, although it certainly plays a role. Many working poor are quite conservative, dispite the fact that it would seem to be against their own self interest. Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch Cauca, Colombia
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Re: Republicans Reach for Black Voters

Yssys (Guest) ·
Thanks for the info, Keynote and again welcome to the board. If possible could you provide a link to this article. I like to research other sites who post articles such as the one you posted above. I think that there is a reason that only a few black americans came out to vote in 2000. It was voter disgust, distrust and plain old frustration. I don't think that in the upcoming presidential year we will come out to vote Republican, as a matter of fact I think more blacks are inclined to vote...
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Re: Kucinich gives spirited defense of gay marriage, chides his rivals for equivocating

EbonyRose ·
LOL Ricardomath ... The only candidates I would consider voting for support something that I am opposed to. That's going to make my job as a voter much harder. BLACK by NATURE, PROUD by CHOICE. Free your mind, and the rest will follow.
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Re: What Does An Endorsement Do?

Nmaginate ·
E.R. I wouldn't call myself SAVVY either but here goes... With Unions... the whole endorsement deal has a little more meaning and hope for influence or recognition for its members than perhaps the constituents of another endorsing Politician... Nevertheless, it's all about voters of a particular persuasion having influence with a Front Runner. Unions definitely want an administration that will favor policies to help increase and at least maintain the benefits its members have, if not push...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Noah The African ·
That's all BS. It all boils down to mathematics and numbers in a democracy. No matter if we had full voter participation on the behalf of blacks, we cannot squeeze more than our 13% out and 13% is simply not enough leverage to push our interest and agenda to the forefront. That's true even in the Democratic Party. The white vote is roughly split between the two parties evenly. There are 285 million people in this nation, 70% of whom are non-Hispanic whites. That is numerically 200 million...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

MBM ·
But more than half of whites do not vote. Further of those whites that do vote, they are roughly evenly split between the parties. Hence, if organized we could represent THE MOST IMPORTANT BLOC of votes in this country - the group that determines which party wins an election. All votes are not equal. The votes that push a candidate/election over the top and to victory are more important than all others. We can be much smarter and strategic about our voting to increase our political leverage...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Faheem ·
Ambiguouslight, there was a thread on this board some time ago about the whole farming situation where I articulated how Black farmers are being giving the shaft and being discriminated against. If Black farmers interest were the same as white farmers' interest there would be no need for a Black farmers group to fight how this government distributes money to Black farmers versus white farmers. I will agree with you in that a day trader in New England does not share all the concerns of a...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Noah The African ·
MBM, do you not think that increasing the percentage of blacks that vote will occur without a reaction from whites? This is a competition of interest here. Half of whites do not vote; because they do not need to due to the fact that there shared common interest as white folks still has the dominant leverage in the political processes. If blacks start to increase participation and forward our agenda to the top, threatening the white agenda, you can believe that any gain we made will be short...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

MBM ·
I hear you, but have a couple of points: 1) How can increasing our political participation do anything but increase our power and influence to make our lives and communities better? How can it harm us in any way? 2) How has the Jewish vote been diluted in ways that you describe? They represent a small segment of the population yet manage to exert their will in significant ways through the political process. 3) Politics is like chess. We make a move, our opponent makes a move, then we move...
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Re: Why should Black Folk Vote?

Nmaginate ·
Well... I thought about that last part and I wonder how you would answer what happens as a result of the decreasing White Voter Turn-Out? Are they somehow singled out, ostracized, demonized or otherwise "monlithicized" for their poor Turn-Out? Just rhetorical questions... (I understand your point). I would, however, like to use a Church metaphor if you will. As far as Black "citizenship", the Black Vote & Turn-Out, participation and the ultimate 'earmarking' of funds... I'm sorry but I...
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Re: Let's do some detective work - Walter Williams

Nmaginate ·
I'm tired of this idiotic refrain. White people in this country, politically, have always been split near 50/50 for the longest but no one suggest because of their partisan bickering that "They Are Their Own Worst Enemy"... That alone shows that they have had perpetual "divisions" but again those divisions aren't seen as them self-inflicting their own demise. As much as you hate to hear it. What you say is relative BS! It is based on some false pretense for what you believe Black people...
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Re: Interacial marriages/dating???

Huey ·
No, no, no. It's not like that. The positions are like government-based. We all start off as "Voter". Then up to PTA Member, School Board Member, City Councilman, Mayor, etc. Like government, the more you participate, the more you ascend in rank/position.
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Re: Big Supreme Court Victory

sunnubian ·
January 12, 2005 The FSG are dead, long live the FSG!! I am trying to come up with a simple take on Booker, and here it is: five Justices (the Apprendi/Blakely five) say the federal sentencing guidelines can no longer operate as mandatory sentencing rules (which is clearly how they were designed and intended to operate), but five Justices (the Apprendi/Blakely dissenters + Justice Ginsburg) have crafted the only possible remedy that would operate in a manner as close to the old system as...
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Re: Democrat By Design Or A Democrat By Deception?

Nmaginate ·
Good question. But, hopefully, you're not considering the views expressed to in any way reflective of my views. I apologize for not posting the link: http://www.sclagop.org/a_democrat_by_design_or_a_deception.htm And, actually, the two posts come from the same piece written by Rev. Wayne Perryman. I saw a portion of a speech he gave on C-Span over the weekend. That's what prompted me to post this. I definitely don't have either of the agendas you mentioned. And, I actually struggle over...
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Re: Plus Size Fashionable Sistas

RadioRaheem ·
very interesting post. thanks
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Re: Slavery profits are aim of bill

Michael ·
Well Kweli4Real, ....go for it. With all your proficiency in law, I'm willing to bet, that neither you, nor any followers of any reparations for slavery movement will collect anything substantial, be it tomorrow or one thousand years from now. Either way the reparations for slavery movement is dead! The Leonard Deadwyler case being one vivid example, to which no one, including the government is going to volunteer incriminating evidence to hang themselves. During the 60s, Ambulance chasing...
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Re: The VRA Petition by Rainbow/PUSH

James Wesley Chester ·
Re: The VRA Petition by Rainbow/PUSH
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Re: The VRA Petition by Rainbow/PUSH

James Wesley Chester ·
Exactly!!!! Why would they do that? I'm not sure we are having the same take. Here is the entire petition as it appears on the rainbow/PUSH site: __________________________________________________ PETITION TO SUPPORT REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 Whereas, 1965 Voting Rights Act is one of the nation's most important civil and human rights victories leading to political empowerment and voter enfranchisement; Whereas, key provisions of the Voting Rights Act will expire in...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
**Once again..get your facts straight......you never know what the f-k you are talking about..Mike has given plenty of money to black causes and has expressed himself as being a black man many times...no matter what the f-k jealous azz people say in circles......read below and see why like dymally and emmitt till and many other things....you have no credibility and therefore are never taken serious...it is too easy to prove that you say shit you cannot substantiate....... Charitable...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

henry38 ·
And may the good Lord reward all his efforts. God bless MJ. I believe I and many right hearted people around the globe are eternally grateful to God for giving us such a man for he has done so much to bring sunshine and happiness to many in the world with his talent and love.
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Re: Commentary: Today's Black Leaders Support Issues that Actually Hamper Our Progress

shemika ·
I agree with some areas of social conservatism such as the fact pro-homosexuality is not beneficial to blacks. He talks about the importance of the black family, which is fine, and I agree...But to blame blacks for the consequences of cultural practices is wrong also. Blacks aren't the only ones receiving public assistance, whites get it more then they do with no backlash. Some of these same conservative churches criticizing poor blacks also survive by taking their money. What some black...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"ATLANTA "” For the first time in decades, the NAACP on Saturday named a business executive "” not a minister, political figure or grass-roots activist "” as its leader. Bruce S. Gordon, former president of retail markets at Verizon Communications, said that under his leadership, the NAACP would increase its emphasis on entrepreneurial growth and economic justice in the black community. He also said the venerable civil rights organization should transcend partisan politics and build its ties...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
As I said before, under those Democrats: Thousands of African American men and women would not be dead, maimed, or in harms way in Iraq now. The government would not be wantonly tapping phones, reading emails, viewing internet behavior, investigating books you withdrew from the library, investigating your credit card purchases etc., etc. without a warrant or any other legal justification. People would not be held without charges and without the benefit of legal representation in this...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Now I see you are completely ignoring my posts since NOTHING in my post has ANYTHING to do with the past. Which issue - precisely - was brought about by "past Democrats"? Katrina? Gay marriage? The Iraq War? Africa policy? Alito and Roberts? Gun control? Universal healthcare? Gas prices? Government spying? Global warming? which?
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Since we have evidence that the neo-cons supported the Iraq War prior to Bush even coming in office, what evidence do you have that would lead a reasonable person to think that Democrats would have fomented that same war? Beyond that, since Clinton was in office for eight years prior to Bush, if Democrats would have initiated the war - why didn't they? You think the Dick Cheney - Halliburton connection is a mere coincidence do you? Faith? First of all, no one has ever introduced the word...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
YES. The fact that this administration had published it strategy in Iraq before hand and the fact that they had a real and tangible financial interest in prosecuting the war seems to me to be a rather clear DIFFERENCE that lead to their action there. Beyond that - are you just plain AFRAID to deal with the real qquestion here? As you are wont to do - you keep raising this irrelevant "objection" (whatever that means?). First, I've already answered it. Second - for the sake of getting to the...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
MBM, with a1l due respect, this is insane... If George W. Bush is your measure of what a "conservative republican" is, then we're F*cked ... This guy is not conservative.... He's INSANE... Many in his own party (Colin Powell now for example) don't want to claim him - including apparently his own father.... AND THE DEMOCRATS STILL WENT ALONG.... PS: privatization of Social Security was an issue that first appeared on the radar screen under Bill Clinton.... PSS: Didn't the slaughter in Rwanda...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
Again I'm a voting political pragmatist (democratic voter speaking here) ... but nevertheless, pragmatic or not, it is simply not acceptable to keep one's head buried in the sand... That being said, it's time for some political perspective (i.e., time to see beyond the last 6 years)... MBM says The MOST cogent argument against your view comes about by viewing history... the ultra -conservative cabal that is currently running this country was considered NUTS 35 years ago... they are the...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

Black Viking ·
For the most part, I agree with this. But... I agree. Absolutely not true. Wars cost oil HB. Something has to power the war machine, and they're definitely not using ethanol. The global economy is is still expanding, which as you said, is demanding more oil. This factor existing without a war going on would have us seeing a drastic difference in the cost of oil. If we weren't using oil to power the war machine, and Iraq was still producing oil to sell to Europe, our consumption would be much...
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Re: What's the one question...

HonestBrother ·
ma'am : Although I should have known that when the great one known to mere mortals as ma'am chose to grant us a visual depiction of herself, she would choose a golden frog, is there a special reason? Also DDR: D ance D ance R evolution? INTP: I ntroverted i N tuitive T hinking P erceiving? But W-Indy-American? Please don't tell me you're an Independent Bush voter ... And IC3?
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Re: What's the one question...

ma'am ·
Hehe. The frog is random, but kinda cute. Noooo Bush love from me. West Indian-American. IC3 is English po-po code for a suspect Black.
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Re: Here Comes the New Wave of Barack Obamas

HonestBrother ·
Hell yes. They're more concerned that the average white (swing) voter doesn't perceive them as racist. They could give a sh*t what we think.
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Re: Keith Olbermann's commentary on foxnews and clinton interview

TruthSeeker ·
I suspect Clinton's remarks are translating into a significant bump in the Dems' fundraising efforts, which in turn will fuel their campaigns. His remarks will "fire up the (partisan) base." Add to that the fact that the party out of power (the White House) typically gains seats in an off-year election, and you sense some Dem "momentum." Rather than George Bush, per se, Dems have not figured out collectively what they stand for, or accurately gauged the tempermaent of the US electorate. They...
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Re: FIRST 'BLACK-AND-HISPANIC' GRADUATE??

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
THIS IS NOTHING. A far more damaging notion is the number of Black people that accept the "poor and minority" label when WHITE LIBERALS and Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist argue against Photo Voter Id in the statement such as "Poor and Minority people who can't afford a state ID will be excluded from the voting process". The IDs are now free in most states that require it.....so they switch to the dog at my homework escuse story that they don't have the transportation to get...
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Re: U.S. Senate Democrats decry voter photo ID bill

Sweetwuzzy ·
American Elections and the Grand Old Tradition of Disenfranchisement By ADAM COHEN Published: October 8, 2006 The House of Representatives struck a major blow against democracy last month. It passed a bill that would deny the vote to anyone who shows up at the polls without a government-issued photo ID. The bill's requirements are so onerous and inflexible that they could prevent millions of eligible voters without driver's licenses "” who are disproportionately poor, minority or elderly "”...
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Re: U.S. Senate Democrats decry voter photo ID bill

HonestBrother ·
For anyone who thinks "What's the fuss?" consider this By the way, these Georgia Laws have been struck down now by several courts. This was only the latest. If it's no hassle why the hell do some peopple feel it necessary to misrepresent the facts????
 
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