Before these new GOP-sponsored Voter ID laws we had almost zero in-person voter fraud, and AFTER these new Voter ID laws there will be almost zero in-person voter fraud. These GOP laws do nothing to end fraud.

The whole purpose is to intimidate voter turn-out.

Voter fraud generally rarely happens. When it does, election law experts say it happens more often through mail-in ballots than people impersonating eligible voters at the polls. 

Why are there no new absentee ballot laws regarding voter fraud?

Absentee voters tend to be older and whiter than in-person voters. In 2012, nearly half, or 46 percent, of mail-in voters were aged 60 and older, and more than 75 percent were white, according to an analysis by Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida who tracks demographic trends in voting. Older white Americans generally are more likely to vote Republican.

The consensus:

A conservative U.S. circuit judge, Richard Posner, in a recent scathing critique of these laws, calling the expressed concern about fraud a “a mere fig leaf” and that they instead “appear to be aimed at limiting voting by minorities, particularly blacks.”

cartoonpolitics:

"We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years. Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Middle-class consumers do, and when they thrive, U.S. businesses grow and profit." - Nick Hanauer, from this article.

cartoonpolitics:

"We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years. Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Middle-class consumers do, and when they thrive, U.S. businesses grow and profit." - Nick Hanauerfrom this article.

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Ohio Governor Favors White Counties

Programs like SNAP require able-bodied, childless workers to work 20 hours a week or attend job training. In times of economic stress, states can waive those rules.

"Gov. John Kasich …(R-Ohio) retained the SNAP work waivers for 16 of the state’s 88 counties but reinstated work rules in the counties that house the majority of the state’s minority population. Food stamps recipients in the counties that continue to enjoy waivers are 94 percent white….”

This is just a kick in the face by conservatives who can not create jobs in their own states in tough times.

Here’s the reality:

In one Ohio county that lost its waiver, the Star reports, more than 2,500 people lost food stamp benefits. A third of them had physical or mental health issues that make it hard for them to work.

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In America in 2014 if you work hard, follow the rules, and choose rich enough parents, you too can achieve the American Dream!
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Look, the Republicans just slay me. They are just so ridiculous. So they had an Ebola czar. His name is Vivek Murthy. He’s President Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General which the Republicans have been stalling at the request of the National Rifle Association since February. So, the Republican’s idea of how to practice medicine is to listen to the National Rifle Association. I discount everything they say, they know nothing. They’re not interested in health; they’re interested in politics.

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Say it loud, brother Howard.

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phroyd:

Idiot Republicans!
Phroyd

Emergency room visits are the most expensive and anxiety-creating form of health care. If conservatives could think of a more expensive way, they would choose the worse option as policy.

phroyd:

Idiot Republicans!

Phroyd

Emergency room visits are the most expensive and anxiety-creating form of health care. If conservatives could think of a more expensive way, they would choose the worse option as policy.

Republicans are focused on getting a billionaire more government benefits.

Republicans are focused on getting a billionaire more government benefits.

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