The Republican 'voter fraud' fraud

All over the US, GOP lawmakers have engineered schemes to make voting more difficult. Well, if you can't win elections fairly… Presidential candidate and angry white man Newt Gingrich seems nostalgic for the good old Jim Crow poll tax days: he has called for people to have to pass an American historical literacy test before they can vote . His colleagues on the anti-democratic right have not gone quite so far, but 38 states, most of them controlled by ... Full Story »

Posted by Tanya J. Maurer - via The Guardian (US)
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Posted by: Posted by Tanya J. Maurer - Oct 31, 2011 - 3:13 PM PDT
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Beth Wellington
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by Beth Wellington - Nov. 3, 2011

The author uses a number of specific details to bolster her arguments and writes in an engaging, although partisan fashion.

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Nov. 2, 2011

Interesting a UK newspaper is the one with the article about more Republican voting disenfranchisement. Along with restructuring voting districts into something resembling pretzels, and every other nefarious scheme to keep Americans from their right to vote, Republicans show their inability to win elections fairly. Even they believe they cannot win an honest election. Says volumes about their ability to govern. But then we already have an overabundance of proof about their governance incompetence.

Americas forced to take an American history test in order to qualify to vote? Suggested by old has-been Newt? Why would he suggest something which he, himself, could not pass?

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by Patricia L'Herrou - Nov. 3, 2011

as other reviewer commented, this comes from great britain. it seems that it would be more significant for this country if this summary and the quotes were in every small and large news outlet here, to let citizens realize what's happening to their/our democracy they/we tale such pride in. the piece lays out the various bills/policies taken by many new governors to place more not fewer barriers to many potential voters based on mythical frauds. it doesn't mention the nation's lack of voting policy which has left this enormous gap now being blocked.

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by Kristin Gorski - Nov. 2, 2011

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters, promoters of civic responsibility since 1920, has now abandoned its Florida voter drives: LWV is suing the ... More »

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