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Old 08-26-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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And what are these strategies, pray tell?
Who would imagine.

Republicans Admit Voter ID Laws Are Aimed at Democratic Voters - The Daily Beast

North Carolina Sued Over Voter ID Law - The Daily Beast

 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I could add this one, but hesitated since it's the denigrated ACLU.

"Voting rights are under attack in this country as state legislatures nationwide pass voter suppression laws under the pretext of preventing voter fraud and safeguarding election integrity. These voter suppression laws take many forms, and collectively lead to significant burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right."

No more on this here for me, as it's "politics."
 
Old 08-26-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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For heavens sake folks, don't answer your door when home alone. Maybe don't answer your door, period.
I think that's just a little bit too paranoid for me.
Has no one heard of decorative screen doors (with a deadbolt) made out of wrought iron?
Chat Thread-door.jpg
My last house had white, this house is black. I have friends who have a red one. I have friends who have a lavender one!
It's the best thing in the world for night breezes with no worries at all.
It would take a battering ram to get through it.

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Old 08-26-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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In reply to discussion about answering door: I work at home. My office is upstairs. I do not answer the door. I go to my bathroom window, which is over my front door, open it and ask if I can assist, lol. I quit running up and down stairs b/c of someone at the door long ago . . . If it is a solicitor, I tell them I am working and I am sure they can understand that I don't appreciate interruptions and close the window and then watch to make sure they leave (In Charlotte, we have had folks kick in doors - home invasions - while posing as "sales people" or "utility workers" or "someone lost" etc).

In reply to using NC as an example of voter disenfranchisement. . . Voter fraud is real. I find it terribly disturbing that I can go to a polling place and on MY WORD ALONE - vote. No ID. There should be some form of ID required. In addition, we have early voting. We have absentee voting.

If someone wants to vote, they can vote.

And in many cases, they can vote in several jurisdictions, lol.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...l-on/?page=all

And they can vote after they are dead, evidently

Group finds duplicate voters around Virginia Watchdog.org

We all say we are so concerned about Identity Fraud but when it comes to voting . . . we aren't????

Oh, and my favorite:

http://poorrichardsnews.com/post/353...turnout-79-for

I suspect that if a person found out his/her long dead grandmother voted in the last election (a really strange kind of identity fraud, to be sure!) . . . maybe it would propel more interest in seeing that people are WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE when they show up at the polls.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I think that's just a little bit too paranoid for me.
Has no one heard of decorative screen doors (with a deadbolt) made out of wrought iron?
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My last house had white, this house is black. I have friends who have a red one. I have friends who have a lavender one!
It's the best thing in the world for night breezes with no worries at all.
It would take a battering ram to get through it.
It's not just about a secure door. There are those with "intent" who routinely canvas neighborhoods to see what kind of people live where. They note all this and know residents' profiles and the times when they're home and not, along with property layout. Who opens the door to them gives them a major clue. I'm sure if someone came to my door they'd see me as either a young, svelte, gun-toting dame...or a 65 year old woman who couldn't defend herself from a cat. LOL.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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NEG, I'm glad I don't have your worrying gene.

(Meant politely, not with disrespect)
 
Old 08-26-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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It's not just about a secure door. There are those with "intent" who routinely canvas neighborhoods to see what kind of people live where. They note all this and know residents' profiles and the times when they're home and not, along with property layout. Who opens the door to them gives them a major clue. I'm sure if someone came to my door they'd see me as either a young, svelte, gun-toting dame...or a 65 year old woman who couldn't defend herself from a cat. LOL.
Next time you go to the door - mess up your hair - put on bright red lipstick that extends way past your lips and have your hand in your pocket like you are a crazed nut with a gun in your pocket. They probably won't come back.
 
Old 08-26-2014, 09:18 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Originally Posted by anifani821 View Post
In reply to using NC as an example of voter disenfranchisement. . . Voter fraud is real. I find it terribly disturbing that I can go to a polling place and on MY WORD ALONE - vote. No ID. There should be some form of ID required. In addition, we have early voting. We have absentee voting.

If someone wants to vote, they can vote.

And in many cases, they can vote in several jurisdictions, lol.

Voter fraud is easy with 13,000 in Maryland still on D.C. records - Washington Times

And they can vote after they are dead, evidently

Group finds duplicate voters around Virginia Watchdog.org

We all say we are so concerned about Identity Fraud but when it comes to voting . . . we aren't????

Oh, and my favorite:

Voter fraud? Boston reports 129% voter turnout, 79% for Obama; 74% for Elizabeth Warren | Poor Richard's News

I suspect that if a person found out his/her long dead grandmother voted in the last election (a really strange kind of identity fraud, to be sure!) . . . maybe it would propel more interest in seeing that people are WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE when they show up at the polls.
If there were requirements for ID and proof of citizenship several million Democrats would be denied the vote. The Democratic machines in northern cities have relied heavily upon fraudulent votes for nearly two centuries. Davy Crockett wrote about the antics of Boss Martin Van Buren in New York even before Jackson's election. Today, states like California and the southern states which were free of these practices have been infected as well. Illegal Mexican aliens vote overwhelmingly Democratic because they believe correctly that Democrats will let them stay in return for their votes. Obama's actions regarding illegals constitute a conclusive proof.

Here's another tidbit. Illinois, under Democratic control in the decade before the Civil War, actually passed a law allowing noncitizens to vote.

Poll taxes prevent vagrants and others from voting multiple times.

Literacy tests prevent the dregs of society as well as most illegal aliens from voting.

Why do people think that the Democrats worked so hard to ban these rational practices?
 
Old 08-26-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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If there were requirements for ID and proof of citizenship several million Democrats would be denied the vote. The Democratic machines in northern cities have relied heavily upon fraudulent votes for nearly two centuries. Davy Crockett wrote about the antics of Boss Martin Van Buren in New York even before Jackson's election. Today, states like California and the southern states which were free of these practices have been infected as well. Illegal Mexican aliens vote overwhelmingly Democratic because they believe correctly that Democrats will let them stay in return for their votes. Obama's actions regarding illegals constitute a conclusive proof.

Here's another tidbit. Illinois, under Democratic control in the decade before the Civil War, actually passed a law allowing noncitizens to vote.

Poll taxes prevent vagrants and others from voting multiple times.

Literacy tests prevent the dregs of society as well as most illegal aliens from voting.

Why do people think that the Democrats worked so hard to ban these rational practices?

pppfffftttt
 
Old 08-26-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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NEg: I must have the same gene you have.
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