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  •  And of course the Republicans never come up with (6+ / 0-)

    actual numbers of non-citizens who vote. The simple reason for that is that there are hardly any.

    And the reason for that is that you have to be pretty stupid as a non-citizen to want to vote. If you are a legal resident, it can put your status in danger and you might have to leave the country, and illegals definitely don't want to attract any attention by registering to vote. A vote is really not worth the risk in either situation.

    The measures are squarely aimed at suppressing the votes of minorities, specifically Hispanics, and the poor, who vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

    The FOX is a common carrier of rabies, a virus that leaves its victims foaming at the mouth and causes paranoia and hallucinations.

    by Calouste on Wed May 13, 2009 at 12:29:25 PM PDT

    •  There's little evidence (2+ / 0-)
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      for any of it -- non-citizen fraud, "dead voter" fraud, registration fraud.

      As you note, it's mostly about control. And Southern states are losing the battle here.

      Blogging for a Progressive South // www.southernstudies.org

      by ProgressiveSouth on Wed May 13, 2009 at 12:31:20 PM PDT

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    •  A good deal of it isn't even aimed that closely (0+ / 0-)

      Much of it is mere pandering to the base (anti-immigrant and ACORN freak outs) The legislators themselves know there isn't much fraud, and really don't care much. They just have to pretend they do.

      "People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it." Ogden Nash (on universal health care?)

      by Catte Nappe on Wed May 13, 2009 at 01:50:55 PM PDT

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