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MUHAMMAD: Conservative 'Voter-Haters'

Askia Muhammad | 7/31/2013, 3 p.m.
Askia Muhammad

Last year, an analysis of the stringent voter ID laws proposed in 37 states discovered in a nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the previous dozen years showed that in person voter impersonation on Election Day … is virtually non-existent. Non-existent!

The fact of the matter is that the study exposed 10 cases of voter impersonation going back to the 2000 election. That amounted to one case of voter fraud for every 10 million eligible voters. Talk about “overkill.”

In Pennsylvania the leader of the Pennsylvania House majority confirmed a purely political motive behind the voter ID law in that state. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,” said House Republican Leader Mike Turzai in a speech to GOP State committee members in July 2012. This year, rather than concede the immorality of his purpose, and then beg for forgiveness, he proudly proclaimed, that the state’s voter ID tactics had at least reduced the margin of victory by which the president carried the state.

The sole purpose of these nefarious voter ID schemes is not to maximize voter participation – which in my opinion should be the goal – but rather to maintain political power in the hands of the White guys.

They don’t embrace the idea of participatory democracy, these guys in fact hate the idea that common folks, especially those who are not Caucasian, might vote at all. Voter haters. That’s all they are.

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