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Time to take action on voting

July 21, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: With the recent Supreme Court decisions on the Voting Rights Act, it is apparent that Congress needs to act....

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CommonSense

Jul-27-13 10:20 AM

Voting rights? Like the Feds allowing Black Panthers at the doors one election and then hiring the same people as poll workers the next?

Like the Feds denying states to have IDs shown at the polls so that voter fraud can increase?

Like the polls here in Chicago allowing people to walk in that day and using their mexican voter registration cards to vote? Were is Eric Holder?

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thediffrence

Jul-26-13 11:53 PM

Nope: Its not both parties even long time republicans know it's them. Talking points are right on target regardless because they are facts not just talking points.

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FamilyGuy

Jul-26-13 8:20 AM

Leif knows that it is much harder to vote early and vote often if one must produce a photo ID first.

And that is the main unspoken point.

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RobinJ

Jul-25-13 2:48 AM

Thanks!

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nortman

Jul-24-13 1:15 PM

What!? No WP "Racist Republicans" posts? I was looking forward to reading her tripe.

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nortman

Jul-24-13 1:09 PM

Leif! Dude! Spewing ******** talking points right out of the DNC playbook is not a way to be taken seriously. Sure there are some around here who lapped up every bit of what you spewed, but most of us know that both parties are guilty of the gridlock in DC and that they both need to be raked over the coals for it. Besides, the fact that a poll worker in Cincy was just convicted of voter fraud should be enough evidence to see that there needs to be some sort of ID system in place for voting and that the party that is fighting trying to make sure that it is one person - one vote is the Democratic Party.

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BasedOnLogic

Jul-24-13 12:22 PM

Damn, I like you RobinJ. You post facts, not opinion or rhetoric and you do it in a partisan manner. You are a great American!

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ohcwby

Jul-24-13 6:11 AM

Yeah, but did they account the republicans alienating everyone and their mother into their equation?

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motsttaw

Jul-23-13 3:18 PM

ramkisoon you are right

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Ramkisoon

Jul-23-13 2:20 AM

(cont)

Buckets, and nurses would all get Hep-C from lack of rubber gloves.

Change, but in someone else's backyard

Fact of the matter is, Americans don't want change, we want the status quo, and Walmart.

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Ramkisoon

Jul-23-13 2:17 AM

Mottsaw. De-incentivizing politics is the only thing that will work. Look at the dollar figures spent on the last presidential election. Nearly $2B spent to win a $400K a year job. You gotta have rocks in your head to even consider The Presidency. 50% of America automatically hates you.

But I digress. Take away salary and benefits for politicians, and you wind up with candidates who truly want to serve the common good.

I believe it is Wyoming that has an unpaid state legislature. They meet for six days, twice a year, and decide all their business, then go back to their actual jobs.

Gov. Kasich attempted a to take away incentives at the state level and local level. Pay for all elected or appointed officials would have been capped at $55K per year. Gov., Lt. Gov., and AG excepted. And their salaries would have been reduced by a minimum of 30%.

But the only thing anyone remembers about SB5 is that police would have to buy their own bullets, fireman would have to use bucket

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ohcwby

Jul-23-13 1:23 AM

Yeah, the Tea Party is a Fad. Dead an gone. More problems than what they are worth, they seem to be the ones who have split this country in half. They have tried to change absolutely everything about this country

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ohcwby

Jul-23-13 1:04 AM

Ramkisoon: Wonder what idiot disagreed with this, I checked 55%. : )

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Ramkisoon

Jul-22-13 4:41 PM

Cleanupwarren: In 2010, the reelection rate for the House was 85%, and 84% in The Senate.

Only in 1980 did the rate fall below 60% for either chamber.

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motsttaw

Jul-22-13 4:09 PM

ramkisoon, one term and get out. things will change for sure.

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motsttaw

Jul-22-13 4:06 PM

like i commented earliier, you liberals make life interesting. look at detroit, hasn't elected a republican to office since 1957. oops i'm sorry'they elected one republican councilman one time. you libs don't get do you?

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Ramkisoon

Jul-22-13 12:01 PM

80% of incumbents are returned to office at the federal level year after year after year.

Currently, there are 234 Republicans and 200 Democrats in The House. 187 Republicans will be re elected. 160 Democrats will be re elected.

Not requiring federal pre approval for redistricting, as SCOTUS has decided, will not change the fact, that we the people, keep voting for the same incompetence, election, after election.

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Marmel

Jul-22-13 8:40 AM

Democrats hate laws that even the playing field. As see with cinci and Cleveland Dems cheat where ever possible. That's why they don't want voter ID laws, that's why they don't enforce immigration laws. Doesn't take much thought to figure these scumbags out.

Funny how u petty fools blame the republican house for Obama's failed Presidency yet you don't blame the democrat house and senates for crashing the economy 2 years after they took super majorities in Bush's 2nd term. Proof positive of your childish, subjective, easily manipulated mindset.

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ndirish

Jul-22-13 8:10 AM

Warrenproud, I believe it was the Dumbocrats that bused voters to the polls in 08 and ACORN who threated voters to vote dumbocrat and was creating the most voter fraud all for the Dems. I don't understand whys dems have a problem with voters having a ID to vote, OH I know because of all the fraud!!!!

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ohcwby

Jul-22-13 2:25 AM

What a small memory we have about all the Bush voter fraud. hahaha

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ohcwby

Jul-22-13 2:19 AM

Yes Husted should be held accountable, after all he is in charge. If you are obstructing the Country from going forward then by definition you are a traitor and should be shot!....Impeachment, OMGosh your nuts good luck with that! What was the agenda when they changed the ID law and changed to the diebold machines which are crap by the way after many many many years? What a bunch of freaking liars it's amazing! this is called being racists dummies...Well if you people didn't reproduce like rabbittsk our nation wouldn't be getting drained by so many people on entitlements. 73% of all black children today are born out of wedlock....I don't like it either but dang admit it!

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2fishinfools

Jul-21-13 10:57 PM

Get an ID.

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motsttaw

Jul-21-13 9:55 PM

how about that poll worker in cinci that just got 5 years in the can for voting 7 times for obama. she represented the voting rights that you liberal alinsky commies want.

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liemonger

Jul-21-13 9:43 PM

"You know guys, make all the fun up you want about me.."

Keep making it easy.

"it just shows that you have no way to dispute the facts or the argument presented in the article."

Anyone that with two brain cells could dispute the Rachael Madcow episode you're regurgitating.

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jtoday

Jul-21-13 6:24 PM

The USA has, over history, proudly led the way in expanding voting rights. Now we have the embarrassment of those who wish to constrict them. Small minds.

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