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Interactive Map: Voter Suppression by State

Interactive Map: Voter Suppression by State

The right to vote is under attack in states across the country. Conservative legislators are introducing and passing legislation that creates barriers to voting, including “Voter ID” bills that require voters to show specific types of photo identification at the polls. The claimed intent of these laws is to prevent fraud, but in fact there are almost no cases of voter impersonation. A person is more likely to be struck by lightning than he or she is to vote by pretending to be someone else. These laws make it harder for young people, people of color, low-income people, the disabled, and older Americans to vote.

To help better understand this wave of voter suppression efforts, check out the interactive map below:

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9:07PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

I agree we need better oversight on voting machines, along with A Picture voting ID that should be free to obtain. Yes, voters not elible to vote are not a big deal in states like Utah, Minn., Idaho, and the like, but when it comes to Ohio, Florida, Nev. and a few more it is a major problem. Oops, I forgot California as a major one along with Illinois.

There is no harm in having a voter Picture ID, and it should not disinfrancise anyone. We also need a better system to make sure all our military votes are received on time and counted as they do have picture ID. Ohio had more people voting than they had on the voters roles. How the dickens did that happen. They also had several precints that had 95-99 percent all for Obama, that is very similar to a Stalin Vote when he was alive. We need a full program that not only ensures all the votes are legal, but that all legal voters have the opportunty to vote.

8:44PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Minnesota tried to pass a voter ID law and thankfully it failed. I can't believe so many states are so restrictive! This is seriously wrong - voter fraud isn't the problem - but big money influencing elections and the possibility of 'rigged' voting machines are! Why don't they worry about that instead!

5:48PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Bill,

Thank you for your Comments. Yes, it sure is sad to see individuals who Attack other Members. Especially individuals who Hide their Profile, thinking that no one can see them, or Report them. Well, you can still Report them, so there may be a Vacation away from Care2 for awhile it that particular individual's future.

I know what you mean, The Olympic Peninsula, is a very rare place, particularly with the Rainforest. It has been 7 years, since they have had a Winter. Oh yes, they still get occasional White Stuff, but not like they used to get. 40-55 Degree Winters are a real Change from Winters of the past. I am glad that you like the Peninsula!

5:39PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Robert and Fred, I hope you have thick skin as the reason I write that is due to some on this site cannot fashion a reasonble agruement against your thoughts so all they do is throw out insults as to your character. It is sad that there are people like that on these sites and there are some that actually read what they have to say. I cannot figure out what possess either those writers or readers. Nothing better to do in their life?

Fred I love the Olympic Penninsula, in fact I have taught fire classes at Forks and Port Angels in the past. I have also sent crews from my Sheldon and Center satillite offices to work all the way around the Olympics. Love the area, but a little damp on the coast side. :-)

6:52AM PST on Jan 19, 2013

Campus Progress, you are entirely Wrong!

6:51AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

(continued) As of now, 70 percent of the federal government’s budget goes to individual assistance programs, up dramatically in just the past few years. However, research shows that private, community, and charitable aid helps individuals rise from their difficulties with better success than federal government handouts. Plus, local and private aid is often more effectively distributed.
This much dependence on government has not been seen before in our nation, and it spells grave danger for the republic. A dose of reality would inform politicians that federal handouts, while politically expedient, will doom the republic if they are not curtailed.http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/08/dependence-on-government-at-all-time-high/

6:46AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

The 2012 Index of Dependence on Government, released today, should be a wake-up call for America. Published by The Heritage Foundation for the past 10 years, the Index tracks the growth in government dependence dating back to the early 1960s. This year’s edition shows an alarming trend. Among the most troubling facts:
One in five Americans—the highest in the nation’s history—relies on the federal government for everything from housing, health care, and food stamps to college tuition and retirement assistance. That’s more than 67.3 million Americans who receive subsidies from Washington.
Government dependency jumped 8.1 percent in the past year, with the most assistance going toward housing, health and welfare, and retirement.
The federal government spent more taxpayer dollars than ever before in 2011 to subsidize Americans. The average individual who relies on Washington could receive benefits valued at $32,748, more than the nation’s average disposable personal income ($32,446).
At the same time, nearly half of the U.S. population (49.5 percent) does not pay any federal income taxes.
In the next 25 years, more than 77 million baby boomers will retire. They will begin collecting checks from Social Security, drawing benefits from Medicare, and relying on Medicaid for long-term care.
As of now, 70 percent of the federal government’s budget goes to individual assistance programs, up dramatically in just the past few years. However, resear

6:42AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

What distortions Michael? See, that's how you work. Now if someone new came on this site right now, they would think that I am a moron because of what YOU say rather than what 199 other people have said about by credibility. I haven't lied about anything and neither have I photo shopped anything, I have given you all the websites to check for yourself and then you just fluff them off as irrelevant.

Where is YOUR proof that millions will be disenfranchised? Aren't you putting your own party members down by labeling them all as too poor and too disorganized to get ID ?????? My God, Henry Louis Gates Jr can prove his pedigree and credentials 15 generations back. So can Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, yet you are saying that Millions of citizens cannot even prove who THEY are and cannot come up with a birth certificate? That's a blatant lie. If they can't prove who they are they can't collect benefits and we all know that one in five Americans, the highest number in history, is on benefits. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/02/08/dependence-on-government-at-all-time-high/

6:12PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Are those the distortions you must console yourself with @robert?

I am glad you have something that works for you.

You have suffered so much from your adventure into hoof in mouth disease, and it is humorous that it is at your own expense.

I hope you enjoy the taste of leather @robert, as it seems like that is all you have.

Tedious @robert, as usual, tedious.

6:03PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Very nicely put Robert, you are a real gentleman and a refreshing voice on these Care2 sites.

Thank you, Bill

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