[net-gold] POLITICS: ELECTIONS AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS VOTING : UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY : INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM INDUSTRY : POLITICS : POLITICS: PRESSURE GROUPS : LAW: LEGISLATION: Share the Wealth: Requiring Photo ID to Vote Demolishes Democracy
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- Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:52:13 -0400 (EDT)
. . POLITICS: ELECTIONS AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS VOTING : UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY : INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM INDUSTRY : POLITICS : POLITICS: PRESSURE GROUPS : LAW: LEGISLATION: Share the Wealth: Requiring Photo ID to Vote Demolishes Democracy . . Share the Wealth: Requiring Photo ID to Vote Demolishes Democracy By Jay Meyers, Columnist Published: Friday, April 27, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012 23:04 The Daily Reveille > Opinionhttp://www.lsureveille.com/opinion/share-the-wealth-requiring- photo-id-to-vote-demolishes-democracy-1.2736699
. A shorter URL for the above link: . http://tinyurl.com/7tdpwtv . .Republicans have made clear their thoughts on President Barack Obama being reelected for another four-year term.
.When asked to describe what is at stake in the 2012 presidential election, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, offered statements like, America cant live with Barack Obama for another four years as president, and his policies will turn America in a direction that we may never recover from.
. You get the idea. .Theatrics aside, how far will the Republican Party go to keep Obama from being reelected for another four years as president?
.Considering the recent voter identification laws passed by conservative lawmakers, would they appear willing to overstep moral or legal boundaries to accomplish this goal?
. In a word, yes. .In fact, the Republican Party is making an effort to deprive certain minority groups of the exact cornerstone our democracy any democracy was founded upon: the right to vote.
In a seemingly well-intentioned attempt to stop voter fraud, Republican-controlled legislatures have passed laws in seven states, requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification when at the polls. Similar efforts are going on in as many as 24 other states, including Louisiana.
.However, in reality these measures will undoubtedly prevent, or at least discourage, millions of eligible voters from voting. As you might have guessed, these laws will primarily affect Democratic-leaning groups, such as racial minorities, the poor and legal immigrants.
.One in four black Americans does not possess any form of government identification, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York Universitys School of Law, and many Americans born outside of the country lack the papers, like a birth certificate, required to obtain a drivers license or state ID.
.To gain a better perspective with regards to how these laws will negatively affect voter turnout on a statewide basis, look to our Lone Star neighbor.
.According to Texas-supplied voter registration data given to the Justice Department, there are currently between 175,000 and 304,000 registered Hispanic voters who do not have a government photo ID in Texas.
.This entire demographic of voters will be unable to participate in our democracy and elect political leaders who will best represent their interests so long as they lack an ID.
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