Hey, you know all those voter ID laws that are being (or have been) pushed in states across the country? They're about preventing election fraud, right?

hahahaha no, they're about disenfranchising poor people.

Voter fraud in the US just isn't a thing. http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/policy_brief_on_the_truth_about_voter_fraud/

Yes, states are required to give out IDs for free, but that doesn't mean they're going to make it public or easy. Do you have to say a specific magic word? Do you have to say a specific magic word? http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/08/us-wisconsin-voter-id-idUSTRE78713P20110908 http://www.keystonepolitics.com/2012/04/voter-id-law-could-cost-you-13-50-or-potentially-1000-and-2-years-in-prison/

This, of course, is in addition to all the running-about-town that you'll have to do in order to get the ID, by visiting various government departments, which everybody obviously has time to do, and gathering documentation, which, likewise. http://www.metafilter.com/114735/Ill-be-back-faster-than-you-can-say-furious#4286947

I guess basically what I'm saying is that James O'Keefe is a fucking waste of oxygen, and he and all those who are pushing these types of laws belie their deep-seated, incredibly insidious racism and classism.
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