Former Gov. Pat McCrory falsely says many college students are committing voter fraud – News & Observer

The Gate Keeper’s response: Funny how Pat said in his particular election that Voter ID was a problem but then when he was found to be lying he changed his tune. When one wants to make such a claim one ought to get their facts straight about the law. Hell he should have talked to the board of elections and asked how the students could vote. If Pat had won re-election it would not have been an issue. Another myth to justify the need for Voter ID.

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While recounts were happening in Florida for the governor’s office and a seat in the U.S. Senate, a former North Carolina governor who lost his own seat in a recount offered some advice to Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott.

Former N.C. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said Scott should watch the vote tallies coming in from areas with large college student populations.

“In my particular election we had a lot of college students, who were out-of-state college students, vote,” McCrory said. “And they could do it because there was no voter ID which would’ve showed New Jersey license plates, Pennsylvania license plates, you name it. …. And I couldn’t do a thing about it.”

McCrory later continued: “The question is where do they actually live? … If they voted in North Carolina and yet their car is registered elsewhere, they have a driver’s license from elsewhere, they’re breaking the law. And there is no way we can prove it.” (Read more)

Voter ID trial ends; decision is now up to federal judge – Winston-Salem Journal

The Watch Dog response: This is why I am a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP.

In closing arguments Monday, North Carolina’s photo ID requirement was described by attorneys for the North Carolina NAACP as a racially discriminatory law that places unconstitutional burdens on blacks and Hispanics.

Attorneys representing Gov. Pat McCrory and state elections officials called the change in the law a mere inconvenience, saying it would affect a small group of people.

Penda Hair, an attorney for the N.C. NAACP, said evidence presented during the trial clearly shows that the photo ID requirement would make it harder for blacks and Hispanics to cast ballots in this year’s election. It’s undisputed, she said, that blacks disproportionately lack the kinds of photo IDs that they would need to show when they come to the polls. (Source: Read more)

Voter ID trial ends; decision is now up to federal judge – Winston-Salem Journal

The Watch Dog response: This is why I am a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP.

In closing arguments Monday, North Carolina’s photo ID requirement was described by attorneys for the North Carolina NAACP as a racially discriminatory law that places unconstitutional burdens on blacks and Hispanics.

Attorneys representing Gov. Pat McCrory and state elections officials called the change in the law a mere inconvenience, saying it would affect a small group of people.

Penda Hair, an attorney for the N.C. NAACP, said evidence presented during the trial clearly shows that the photo ID requirement would make it harder for blacks and Hispanics to cast ballots in this year’s election. It’s undisputed, she said, that blacks disproportionately lack the kinds of photo IDs that they would need to show when they come to the polls. (Source: Read more)

Ned Barnett: State’s new Voter ID rule narrows the right to vote – Winston Salem Journal

The most confounding and misleading part of the new voter ID requirement is the “common sense” defense.

Republican state Senate leader Phil Berger said in a TV ad that requiring a photo ID to vote “prevents fraud and protects the integrity of our elections — it’s common sense.” Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed the requirement into law saying it was part of “common sense reforms.” At a federal trial in Winston-Salem where the requirement is being challenged, it’s being defended as a commonly used and sensible protection.

Proponents of the requirement, which takes effect with the March 15 primary, say a photo ID is needed to cash a check, board an airplane or even to purchase some cold medications, so certainly it should be required for something as important as voting. (Source: Read more)

Post-Trial Statements | North Carolina Voter Suppression Trial

The Watch Dog response: This is why I am a Life Fully Paid Member of the NAACP. Don’t tell me you are about what is good for black folk and all folk if you ain’t a part of the solution. You see some of you just celebrated Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Holiday and now beginning today you are going to celebrate Black History Month. The fight goes beyond January and February. So when you say I am acting like I am ignant, well I am because I get ignant around folk who are not about what is good and just for all people. Trust me I know who you are.

***NEW VIDEO: Post-Trial Statements | North Carolina Voter Suppression Trial

February 1st, 2016 – Joined by Plaintiffs, Attorneys and members of the Forward …Together Moral Movement, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II makes a statement following the close of arguments for the Voter ID portion of the North Carolina Voting Rights Trial.
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Voter Fraud Is Rare, but Myth Is Widespread – New York Times

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The Political Agitator response: Voter fraud is an issue just because we have a black President.

Is vote fraud common in American politics? Not according to United States District Judge Lynn Adelman, who examined the evidence from Wisconsin and ruled in late April that “virtually no voter impersonation occurs” in the state and that “no evidence suggests that voter-impersonation fraud will become a problem at any time in the foreseeable future.”

Strikingly, however, a Marquette Law School poll conducted in Wisconsin just a few weeks later showed that many voters there believed voter impersonation and other kinds of vote fraud were widespread — the likely result of a yearslong campaign by conservative groups to raise concerns about the practice. Thirty-nine percent of Wisconsin voters believe that vote fraud affects a few thousand votes or more each election. One in five believe that this level of fraud exists for each of the three types of fraud that individuals could commit: in-person voter impersonation, submitting absentee ballots in someone else’s name, and voting by people who are not citizens or Wisconsin residents. (Source: Read more)

Why the GOP is going after the wrong kind of voter fraud – News & Observer

North Carolina has a long history of election fraud, although not the kind being debated in the halls of the legislature.

The way elections have historically been stolen in North Carolina is through the use of absentee ballots for obvious reasons – not only are there no photographs required but the “voter” doesn’t even have to show up in person. (More)

Voter Fraud?

The problem is there has not been Voter Fraud and they have admitted that so we all know that that is not the reason why they voted to do it. I am talking about why they said they were doing it versus a reason to do it. Obviously some folks think they are assuring fairness hell assure other things that are happening daily rather than once or twice a year at the most.

Talking about spending trillions of dollars on non-sense the good ole boys have always done that from the local level all the way to the national level. “Our” current President inherited the majority of the debt that we see because of how he had to deal with the Republicans but they don’t want to talk about that but want to make it seems as if he had no option. I was just informed 2 days ago again although I already knew the story about the debt when my Congressman held a meeting in Rocky Mount NC. Pictures/Video Rocky Mount NC – Congressman G.K. Butterfield Gives Update On President Obama And NC Politics OIC Rocky Mount NC Tuesday March 26, 2013 6:00 PM

Why in the hell don’t they assure that they stop the ignance when it comes to blocking everything that the President does and good Democrats. I know damn well everything he does is not a bad thing in everyone’s eyes but just because he is a Black man some  are willing to take the country to hell while trying to mislead folks that it is “Our” President when it is clear that it is racist Republicans. Not all Republicans but I repeat the racist ones and some ignant racist Democrats but I must admit they have some ignant Black folks brainwashed also.

The racist Republicans turned down the Medicaid expansion in NC that would not cost them anything for several years and then afterwards the Federal Government would pay 95%. Nope voted against it because it is a part of “Obamacare.”

The government has spent trillions of dollars on non-sense all of my life long before “Our” current President so what is the problem? We have a Black President that is the problem.

But there will be a wake up call and I don’t think it will be long because when it hit home the right homes it will be those same guys whom thought that all of this b.s. sounded good but when it affect them they will not be able to handle it and they are going to turn on them. I just want to be able to say I told you so.

Today is the new form of slavery however some white folks don’t even recognize that they will be slaves but maybe they don’t know or they don’t care as long as it appears that it looks like the Black man is the problem.

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Voter ID: Show your cards – Plain Talk Politics

Every poll that comes out shows North Carolinians support voter id with pretty convincing numbers. Why? It is a simple concept to grasp on a poll because the majority of people have photo identification. Some folks just cannot fathom a world without id. But the facts: there are those without ids and those without who simply don’t need an id to function in life, those who can’t afford one, those who can’t get to a place to get one. Just because the polls say “do it” doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do, the easy thing to do or a win for either Party. Easy to tweet, hard to look a constituent in the eyes and say. (More)

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Sick And Tired Of Ignance When It Comes To The Presidential Election Voter PHOTO ID, Commercials And The Debates

I get so sick and tired of ignant Black Folks who say that Black Folks and Democrats should not have a problem with Voter Photo ID. Damn I don’t along with some others that I have spoken to do not have a problem with it because we have Photo IDs. What we do have a problem with is why the Republicans want to do it and the timing. They want to do it in the last hour which would have kept many folks elderly and younger folks who have no Photo ID.

Why were they pushing Voter Photo ID during the Presidential Election? Because Republicans don’t want Black folks to vote because they are afraid that they can’t win on all the lies they have been telling. Pointing my finger, “Hell yeah ya’ll are liars!”

I get so sick and tired of the tv commercials talking about how good Big Rummy and Little Rummy did during the debates. It is a damn shame that folks will get on national tv and mislead folks to think that the debates should not be about the facts and the truth. Many has said that America is built on lies because the Black man has never gotten the credit they should have for helping to make this country what it is.

It is so funny that the real voter fraud has been on the Republican side.

All I want is for the truth to be made known because I am for justice no matter who it is for or against.

I just don’t understand how the educated, intelligent, smart and people of good will will promote untruth in order for self gain. I am so glad I am concerned about the least of these, those who are afraid to speak for themselves for whatever reasons and etc. I speak for those who allow me to speak for them however I recognize and understand that others benefits as well.

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Voter Photo ID – Mistaken Identity vs Voter Fraud

Somebody said to me today it is funny how when the Po Po come get ready to lock somebody up that they do not ask for a Photo Id. Now that is funny but interesting.

After thinking about this I wonder what is the ratio of someone getting arrested due to a case of mistaken identity versus voter fraud?

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Voter found party affiliation changed – News & Observer

RALEIGH — New concerns over voter fraud surfaced on Wednesday.

A Raleigh woman’s party affiliation was changed without her knowledge from Democrat to Republican after a man who was apparently working with a Wake County GOP voter registration drive filled out a change-of-address form for her last month.

The N.C. Board of Elections is looking into the matter, along with another complaint involving a man registering voters at the same location. (More)

It’s no accident that Republicans hired firm being investigated for voter fraud

Response: Damn ain’t this nothing? Being Ignant “Know that being ignant is not always a bad thing, however it is a bad thing when you don’t do anything about it especially when you are trying to discredit others. Know what you are talking about when you open your mouth so you will not make a damn fool out of yourself.” Curmilus Dancy II Tuesday April 3, 2012

Cenk has been covering the issue of voter fraud all year, and we’ve shown one example after another about how rare it actually is. Except, it turns out, for a company hired by the Republican National Committee to work in seven swing states.

“It’s not like this is a one-time accident, like, oops, golly gee, we just happened to hire a guy who happened to do something wrong,” Cenk says. “No, they hire him to do something wrong.” (More)

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Dead Voters – Fraudulent Claims – Desperation to Disenfranchise Voters in NC

Response: “Know that being ignant is not always a bad thing, however it is a bad thing when you don’t do anything about it especially when you are trying to discredit others. Know what you are talking about when you open your mouth so you will not make a damn fool out of yourself.” Curmilus Dancy II Tuesday April 3, 2012

Veronica Degraffenreid, elections liason for the North Carolina State Board of Elections, talks with Rachel Maddow about the burden on the election boards in her state to address the frivolous cliams of dead voters on the rolls by a tea party group called the Voter Integrity Project.

To date, neither the state nor any of the county boards have found any instances of anyone voting who should not have. (More)

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How Voter ID Laws Are Being Used to Disenfranchise Minorities and the Poor

First, let’s call it what it is. The burgeoning battles over state redistricting and voter ID laws — and the larger fight over a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself — are all cynical expressions of the concerns many conservatives (of both parties) have about the future of the American electorate. The Republican lawmakers who are leading the fight for the restrictive legislation say they are doing so in the name of stopping election fraud — and, really, who’s in favor of election fraud? But the larger purpose and effect of the laws is to disenfranchise Hispanic voters, other minorities, and the poor — most of whom, let’s also be clear, vote for Democrats. (More)

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