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  •  That's the most likely outcome. (1+ / 0-)
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    I imagine they'll strike Section 5 and tell Congress to come up with a new metric.  Congress will then not do so.

    This is the Executive Branch's own fault; when it became clear that they were going to block Voter ID for pre-clearence jurisdictions, that was the beginning of the end.

    •  So your argument is that objecting... (5+ / 0-)
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      El Bloguero, jm214, Adam B, Eyesbright, tb mare strict ID requirements that, in one jurisdiction, a federal court called racially discriminatory should have been avoided?

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 01:51:51 PM PST

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    •  Well then, enjoy president Romney then. After (0+ / 0-)

      all, if that part of the VRA is struck down then all those discriminator voter rules pop back into existence because it's like that section of the VRA never passed in the first place, right?  So there is a very good chance that in overturning that section Romney could be installed as president and Obama kicked out by the Supreme Court.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 04:23:40 AM PST

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