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  •  If the voter suppression is legally done... (15+ / 0-)

    ...there's really not a lot that DOJ can do.

    Voter ID laws have been found by SCOTUS to be legal.

    Cutting back on early voting is totally legal.

    If DOJ went after states for doing those things, they'd be smacked down in court and get a lot of bad press for themselves and for the administration and campaign out of it.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 08:12:48 AM PDT

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    •  What if it were provable that this was to keep (1+ / 0-)
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      Dems from voting? Surely if one's intent is to keep eligable citizens from voting that cannot be legal, right? If you can prove intent?

      Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

      by JTinDC on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 08:51:26 AM PDT

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