UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(illegal)

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  1. jack404

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    This is in this months internal UN news sheet , The Observer

    no link sorry unless you have a UN account ... if you do, page 6
    next to the ad stop the spread of HIV?AIDS and the centre for gay studies in a New York University ... oxymoronic ad placement again...

    Americans' right to vote under siege

    Laws introduced in Republican-controlled states are making it harder to cast ballots


    WASHINGTON: Viviette Applewhite once marched in Georgia with Dr Martin Luther King in support of her civil rights and in 1960 she voted for the first time, helping to elect Jack Kennedy.
    Though she has voted in nearly every election since, the 93-year-old Pennsylvanian may not be allowed to vote in the presidential election in November, the victim of what the American Civil Liberties Union, among other groups, is calling a systematic campaign of voter suppression.
    ''I think it stinks,'' Mrs Applewhite told the American Civil Liberties Union.
    According to a study by New York University's Brennan Justice Centre released last week, 14 Republican-controlled states have introduced laws making it harder for 5 million voters to cast their ballots. The laws are targeted at groups that tend to vote Democratic.

    The states that have introduced the laws account for 127 electoral votes, nearly half of the 270 needed to win the presidency.
    ''Therefore, the ability of eligible citizens without photo ID to obtain one could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2012 election,'' says the report.
    The laws began to appear after the 2010 mid-term elections, when voters angry at the recession and the bank bail-out elected Tea Party affiliated-Republicans across the nation, says a lawyer for the Brennan Centre, Mimi Marziani.
    Asked if some of these politicians were changing voting regulations in order to secure their positions in office, Ms Marziani pauses, then chooses her words carefully.
    ''When you look at this as a pattern it is hard to reach any other conclusion,'' she says.
    Civil liberties groups are battling the laws state by state.
    Mrs Applewhite, a lead plaintiff in a case being fought by the ACLU against the state of Pennsylvania, is victim of one of the most controversial types of the new laws, which calls for voters to present photo identification at the polling booth. Mrs Applewhite does not drive and her purse containing her identification card was stolen.
    About one-quarter of African Americans, 16 per cent of Hispanics and 18 per cent of Americans over age 65 do not have the type of ID that the voting laws require, according to the Brennan Centre report.
    The Brennan Centre found one in 10 people lack photo ID in the states that have introduced similar laws - Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
    In Texas voters will be allowed to use a gun licence to vote, but not student identification cards.
    The Brennan Centre argues some of the laws are effectively a poll tax, because of the expense of securing official documents.
    ''A birth certificate can cost $15 to $30, a passport $135, a naturalisation certificate or certificate of citizenship $345, and a marriage license from $5 to $40,'' says the Brennan Centre study. ''By comparison, the poll tax outlawed by the Civil Rights Act cost $10.64 in current dollars.''
    Those defending voter ID laws say they are needed to prevent voter fraud, but according to Ms Marziani, instances of voter fraud are so rare as to be almost immeasurable, about .0003 per cent of votes cast. She says the risk of jail and or deportation was sufficient deterrent against such fraud.
    Some states have introduced laws banning convicted felons from voting even after they have served their sentences. In Florida, a state that could decide the presidential election, felons are banned from voting until they are granted clemency by the governor.
    ''It essentially gives the governor, an elected official, the power to decide who will (or will not) be allowed to vote in the next election,'' notes the Brennan Centre's report.
    In the first four months of this year Florida officials purged 7000 convicted felons from voter rolls.
    According to a study by The Miami Herald, Democrats were three times more likely than Republicans to be removed. Blacks were almost as likely as whites to be removed (44 per cent of those removed were white; 43 per cent were blacks), while blacks make up only 16 per cent of the state's population.
    At least 13 states have introduced bills to end highly popular election day and same-day voter registration, limit voter registration mobilisation efforts, and reduce other registration opportunities, says the report. These are all programs that have benefited Democrats.
    Not surprisingly the new laws are becoming an issue in the election campaign.
    Visiting Wisconsin, where new voter laws were recently found to be unconstitutional, the presumed Republican candidate Mitt Romney joked to supporters: ''In my state we joke 'vote early and vote often' and I am afraid the other side has been doing that a bit too much in some places. I like voter ID laws by the way … more of them.'' More seriously he has argued for voter ID laws to prevent people from casting multiple votes.
    Equally, Democrats have attacked the laws, most recently at the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People annual convention earlier this month, where the Vice President, Joe Biden, was cheered when he said in a speech, ''I want to remind everybody of one thing - remember what this [the NAACP] at its core was all about … It was the franchise. It was about the right to vote. Because when you have the right to vote, you have the right to change things.
    ''And we - the President and I and Eric [Holder, the US Attorney General] and all of us - we see a future where those rights are expanded not diminished, where racial profiling is a thing of the past, where access to the ballot is expanded and unencumbered, where there are no distinctions made on the basis of race or gender in access to housing and lending.
    ''Did you think we'd be fighting these battles again?''
    Addressing the convention, Mr Holder, America's first African American Attorney General, compared the laws to the Jim Crow laws that mandated segregation, prompting a furious response from the Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
    ''In labelling the Texas voter ID law as a 'poll tax,' Eric Holder purposefully used language designed to inflame passions and incite racial tension,'' he said. ''The President should apologise for Holder's imprudent remarks and for his insulting lawsuit against the people of Texas.''
    Witold Walczak, the legal director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said at the news conference when Mrs Applewhite's case began: ''What we're not talking about here is just any right, we're talking about the right to vote. Two hundred years ago, we actually fought a war for this right.''
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    I sure don't like the UN discussing our voting methodology here in the US.
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    In other words the liberals want to get rid of picture ID cards so they can just keep the dead voting and the activists can just go from poll to poll and vote multiple times.

    UN and the Democrats and the liberals from both parties can kiss my little brown sphincter.
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    "Mrs Applewhite does not drive and her purse containing her identification card was stolen".

    She had an ID card but it was stolen, and now she's to lazy, and too cheap to go get another one. So now she can't vote! I would bet you money that the Driver License Bureau isn't any further from her home than the polling booth. Oh, I forgot the Demoncats sends a buss to pick her up, paid for by the local tax payers, so she can go vote.
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    200 years ago we fought for what rights? What rights did we fight for IN THE WAR OF 1812?
    What an idiot. Ask what the first battle of the Revolutionary War was about, and he'll get that one wrong, too.
    If I can go to the polls and vote without and ID, can I go to the gunshop and buy a gun without an ID, since they are both core, fundamental rights?
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    Some states have introduced laws banning convicted felons from voting even after they have served their sentences. In Florida, a state that could decide the presidential election, felons are banned from voting until they are granted clemency by the governor.
    ''It essentially gives the governor, an elected official, the power to decide who will (or will not) be allowed to vote in the next election,'' notes the Brennan Centre's report.
    In the first four months of this year Florida officials purged 7000 convicted felons from voter rolls.
    According to a study by The Miami Herald, Democrats were three times more likely than Republicans to be removed. Blacks were almost as likely as whites to be removed (44 per cent of those removed were white; 43 per cent were blacks), while blacks make up only 16 per cent of the state's population.


    Just what i would like to include in my demographics, " I'M supported by the CFWV (Convicted Fellons who Vote)" Well maybe obama would...
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    I don't know if that paper was right or left. But the article said volumes about democratic voters.

    Getting felons back onto the voting lists has been tried several times times here. Has yet to fly, and i don't see it happening any time soon.
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    its the UN magazine , they send it out to all the NGO's at your expense ( UN is funded by you and all the global taxpayers except those not in the UN or who dont pay their share or about 60% of nations )

    they have been running stories like this showing how unfair your voting system is
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    Re: UN report on voting in the USA , UN to take over elections to protect voters(ille

    The UN is located in the US, and we pay 20% of their entire operating expenses, world wide. Our 20% has paid for Iran to sit at the top of the decision makers, who are dictating all the citizens of the world must be disarmed.

    Money well spent. :eek:
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    Time to leave the UN and boot em out of our country
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