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Photo ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Black Youth

There are 31 comments on the Seattle Medium story from Sep 26, 2012, titled Photo ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Black Youth. In it, Seattle Medium reports that:

Nearly half a million young Blacks face a tough choice as the November 6 presidential election approaches: either get a new, government-issued photo identification or don't vote.

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#27 Oct 8, 2012
Proud african american wrote:
So then why wait this close to an election to start this now ? why not give everybody enough time at least 2 to 3 months in advance, and last but not least then turn around and try to limit the time for people to vote. i don't know about you but as far as I'm concerned it just does not seem right to start this so close to voting time.
Most states with Voter ID began it a long time ago, and offer free photo ID's for those who do not drive. There are several options. It is not reasonable to assume that voter ID's (free and with many options and advance preparation) could be any bit more invasive than photo ID's for fishing license, check cashing, being allowed to enter some buildings, get a job, apply for assistance, pick up your children/grandchildren from school, etc, etc.

ID's ensure (or at least attempt to ensure) that all of our votes count, that no one can tamper with our right to vote. Lack of ID's ensure more fraud and probably fewer voters since most states that have enacted such laws have noticed an increase in voting - by all groups of Americans.

Why would anyone want to water down their vote?

Ask yourself this: Who stands to gain from ID's? Who stands to gain from lack of ID's? You'll have your answer.

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#29 Oct 9, 2012
Susanm wrote:
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Which laws would those be? I'm not aware of any law that says that you cannot be required to prove that you are entitled to vote.
Well'' for one, to use it to try and disfranchise voters is a good start.

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#30 Oct 9, 2012
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There's nothing racist about EVERYONE having to show an ID.
Still why now,are you a Republican ?

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#31 Oct 9, 2012
Just as i stated earlier everybody here is full of shit there is noting on this thread but a bunch of whining ''Repubitards''
EBT Blackman

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#33 Oct 9, 2012
TheOriginalDoby wrote:
Most of the voter ID laws in the country have been struck down and that will continue. You will have to find another way to win elections. Perhaps wooing the minority vote versus suppressing it? Maybe?
You need ID to buy Malt Liquor.

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#34 Oct 9, 2012
Proud african american wrote:
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Well'' for one, to use it to try and disfranchise voters is a good start.
Aww, come on now, you do know a specific law don't you?

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#35 Oct 9, 2012
Proud african american wrote:
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Still why now,are you a Republican ?
Typical Dem, you shoot your mouth off and cry "rasism" every time omehing doesn't go your way. Did you hear that the SCOTUS is going to be looking at "afirmative action" again. Hopefully they will call it like it it-real racism.

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#36 Oct 9, 2012
TheOriginalDoby wrote:
Most of the voter ID laws in the country have been struck down and that will continue. You will have to find another way to win elections. Perhaps wooing the minority vote versus suppressing it? Maybe?
Maybe the Repub can register dead people like the Dems do?

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#37 Oct 9, 2012
TheOriginalDoby wrote:
Most of the voter ID laws in the country have been struck down and that will continue. You will have to find another way to win elections. Perhaps wooing the minority vote versus suppressing it? Maybe?
PA's law hasn't been struck down, it just can't go into effect until after the next election.

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#38 Oct 9, 2012
Proud african american wrote:
Just as i stated earlier everybody here is full of shit there is noting on this thread but a bunch of whining ''Repubitards''
Wrong again. I'm a independant. I would have voted for Hilary if she would have run. She is one heck of a SOT.
If Doby Spoke The Truth

Jersey City, NJ

#42 Oct 9, 2012
Susanm wrote:
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Typical Dem, you shoot your mouth off and cry "rasism" every time omehing doesn't go your way. Did you hear that the SCOTUS is going to be looking at "afirmative action" again. Hopefully they will call it like it it-real racism.
Absolutely correct yet again!

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