Tuesday, July 14, 2009

how to disenfranchise voters in two easy steps

do you have too many undesirable types voting in your district? too many elderly, poor, or minorities? try this simple remedy!
  1. pass one of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation.
  2. change the BMV rules to make it much harder to get or renew an ID.

voilà! now you can disenfranchise voters and blame it on identity thieves!

surprisingly, the indy star has an editorial this morning about the new BMV rules, and it doesn't even mention the danger of disenfranchisement—it just makes vague references to unspecified "rights" that shouldn't be trampled. did potential disenfranchisement not even occur to the ed board, or did they simply decide not to mention it?


James Briggs Stratton "Doghouse" Riley said...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

M Theory said...

Wow, do you ever jump to conclusions. You might want to adjust the tin foil chapeau you are wearing.

No one has been disenfranchised from voting in spite of voter ID laws or the ID requirements.

If there is all this disenfranchisement, then why aren't there complaints?

It's been made EASIER to vote with voting centers opened for two weeks.

The one time when voters WERE clearly disenfranchised because Beth White didn't get precincts opened, no one did anything to champion those voters.

You really think the elderly and poor won't get their ID's. If the poor need ID to get their taxpayer funded welfare entitlements, I'm sure they will find a way.

The ID's ensure the dead don't vote. Helps me sleep at night knowing the dead stay dead.

stAllio! said...

If there is all this disenfranchisement, then why aren't there complaints?

let's see... veterans disenfranchised... nuns disenfranchised... need i go on? there has been plenty of documented disenfranchisement, and plenty of complaints as well. you have simply chosen to ignore or discount them all.

p.s. if you're having that much trouble sleeping at night, try nytol.