Vote integrity laws hurting Obama?

April 22, 2012
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Since he depends on fraud and ignorance:

New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year’s presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid.

Voting laws passed by Republican-led legislatures in a dozen states during the past year have sharply restricted voter-registration drives that typically target young, low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters – groups that have backed the Democratic president by wide margins.

A further 16 states are considering bills that would end voter registration on election days, impose a range of limits on groups that register voters and make it more difficult for people to sign up, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.

The new laws – many of which include measures requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls – could carve into Obama’s potential support in Florida, Ohio and a few other politically divided states likely to be crucial in the November 6 election, analysts say.

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Rock the Vote, which registered a record 2.25 million young voters in 2008, has set a considerably lower target this year: 1.5 million. The group says the drop is because of the new laws as well as the fact that unlike 2008, this election year has had a competitive primary contest only among Republicans.

The League of Women Voters also could sign up fewer voters this year, partly because it has joined Rock the Vote in suspending voter registration drives in Florida as the groups challenge that state’s new restrictions in court.

Another factor expected to drive down voter registration totals this year: the absence of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which registered more than 1 million mostly low-income voters in 2008.

Thousands of those registrations were for people who did not exist, submitted by ACORN-hired workers who were paid based on how many names they registered to vote.

11 Responses to Vote integrity laws hurting Obama?

  1. invalid10 on April 22, 2012 at 10:46 am

    First media reports of Minnesota. Paul takes 20 of 24.

    Paul did even better in Iowa although it’s hard to explain the results in tangible numbers.
    Paul will likely control both the Iowa and Minnesota delgations at the convention. Good day in Oklahoma and SC as well.

  2. ATTILA on April 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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  3. Stupid anti-American liberal on April 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I hear ID requirements hurt minors trying to buy alcohol too.

    Odd.

  4. Tree of Liberty on April 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

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  5. Ryan Aaron on April 23, 2012 at 4:24 am

    WILL YOU JUST STOP THE RON PAUL JUNK?

    Even if you like him. . he is NOT going to be president and, believe it or not, it IS possible for him to legitimately lose without someone else cheating. You sound like a liberal.

  6. MikeN on April 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Shouldn’t it be called Ron Paul cheating if he is submitting delegates for Romney who are pretending to like Romney but are really Paul supporters? Not that Romney can complain after what he did in Michigan.

  7. Francis Xavier on April 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    “Vote integrity laws hurting Obama?”

    YES, because anyone with integrity won’t vote for Obama

  8. Gerry Owen on April 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Mike N-
    The delegates HAVE to cast the first round for whom they are pledged.

    if Romney wins the first ballot, than game over.

    If he doesn’t, than they can go for whomever they want.
    If Paul can stack his supporters there in preperation for that scenario, it seems perfectly fine to me.

    They may do some pretty cool things with the platform committees and such-
    I am no Paul supporter, but I would like to see some of his ideas moved to the forefront, like shrinking government and reducing the nanny state.

  9. berlet98 on April 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Mah Buddy Barry aka Barack (Part One)

    Ah ain’t used to writin much but ah tries and dats da main thing right? Ah gots lotsa help with dis so don’t complane bout my speling, ok? I jest wanna share mah o-pinions an complaints about our most awesomest president.

    Most people call him Barack Obama or mebbe include his middle name, Hussein, but dat just be too Muslim, if yo catch mah drift. Anyways, to me he’s just plain ol’ “Barry,” the name he used fo years befo he got uppity and went to Columbia and Hahvard with a little help from his friends and learnt about his roots like Kunta Kinte.

    I can call him Barry since him, Mishelle, and his honky veep an his dago campaign manager adress me by the name mah momma gave me when they email me once or twicet a week.

    Ah signed up to be on Barry’s emailing list years ago and, since den ah be most proud to say I been invited to the White House a buncha times. Well, dey wasn’t invitations, dey was “opportunitys” to be invited if ah sent him money but ah consider them pretty real, specially dose extra-special invites to Barry’s and Mishelles birthday blasts.

    Ah didn’t go because ah couldnt buy presents after we spend all our food stamps on some goodies, Ha, Ha, ya know wut ah mean. Ahm a responsibble person. Ah needed what was left to feed all my kids.

    Yep, ahm what dey call a forty-seven percenter cuz 47% of Amerika is on food stamps and Barry is da food stamp prez and whats wrong with dat? They ain’t stamps no more, anyway. Now dey give us a credit card thing that makes us look like we’re acshully payin for our food!

    Now, I can unnerstand the prez’s Wall Street friends like Goodman Sax are pissed at him for calling dem ”fat cats” but, c’mon, dey are fat, but why is it all about the green alla time, man? The Obama emails always go back to money like when ah was sorta invited to a party jest yesterday by some beatch, Ann Marie Habershaw.

    She was nice tho and she gave me some good advise. She told me to ”Choose your guest wisely” when ah send her three my bucks–which i didn’t–to enter a raffle “to go to a party for the President at George Clooney’s house.” He’s dat actor that everyone thinks is gay but ah think he’s a lyin’ hypocrit for tryin to say he’s a ninety-nine percenter and we all know he’s a stinkin zillionire!

    Just today, ah gots anudder emails what sez dey will pays mah aeroplane fair, dat is if ah coughs up dat tree bucks an ah wins da contest. Ahm not gonna tho. Ah jest don’t think no grate man like Barry shoud be rafflin hisself off like dat for 3 lousy bucks!

    They all seem to have this thing about dat three number. My buddy hisself sent me an email last week. He sez, “The other side thinks they can win by trashing me” and axed me to give him three to help stop that damn trashing.

    Ah couldn’t figger whose been trashing . . .

    (Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=22350)

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