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.
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.”
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.
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.
10 Question for Darren Wilson: Storify
Shaun King’s questions for Darren Wilson exposes the bullshit story and attempted murder cover-up in Ferguson.
All you need to ask: why has there been no police report?