William Carr 
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Re: “Slashing Democracy

A scintilla of evidence?

We already have clear evidence that minorities and women are the most impacted under these purges; that a huge number of lawfully registered voters are being swept up and denied their Right to Vote; and that the incidence of actual voter fraud is incredibly low.

We also have a Federal Statute that orders that no voter purging can be done within 90 days of an Election; the Republican Primary is in August, and that's when the party starts.

Therefore these purges are illegal.

Furthermore, extensive investigations show that being struck by lightning is more likely than voter fraud.

A little statistics will demonstrate the utter stupidity of the "voter fraud steals elections" premise.

In Ohio 2008, the total number of voters was 5,483,000.

If some malefactor wished to swing an election one way or another, he'd have to at LEAST persuade 0.5% of that number to vote his way.

This is assuming a virtual tie, and that the additional votes would have to be enough to prevent the automatic recount provisions.

That's 27,415 additional voters.

You would have to organize a LOT of people into voting illegally.

Or organize 3,427 people into voting eight additional times, in other precincts.

Since the penalties are quite serious, these illegal voters would have to travel 100 miles from their homes to avoid recognition, register illegally with falsified documents, and then drive from one precinct to another at high speed on Election Day.

Give one hour minimum per vote; that would barely suffice for travel time.

You could of course, organize these people on buses. But buses are highly visible.

With fifty illegal voters per bus, you'd need 69 buses. Surely that would be noticed !

And that's just to swing one half, of one percent, of the vote.

It's NONSENSICAL.

Actual attempts to FIND illegal voters for prosecution have spent millions of dollars, and yielded perhaps a baker's dozen across the ENTIRE United States !

And yet we can point to thousands of people who've had their legal Right to Vote denied or challenged already.

This delusion that Republicans only lose Elections because of illegal voters is farcical.

Any Party that wants to win an Election is far better off simply recruiting more LEGAL voters. In Ohio 2008, only 65.5% of the populace voted.

You could add SEVERAL percent more than that just by targeting lapsed or reluctant voters, and be perfectly legal.

Republican hero James O'Keefe recently attempted to prove illegal voting occurs.

He sent his helpers out in the Republican Primary, to vote under names taken from the Obituaries.

Several of them were caught and had to flee arrest, because the poll worker recognized the name they had stolen.

Tell me, how many people were arrested for attempting to vote illegally in the previous Presidential Election?

{crickets... Bueller? Bueller? }

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Posted by William Carr on 07/09/2012 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Santorum in the News

"A social worker informed Langbehn — who was distraught — that she wouldn't be able to see her wife because they were in an "anti-gay city and state.""

In that case you simply blow through the obstacle. Let the bigot call the police, make noise, do what you have to.

The time for being polite in the face of bigotry is long past.

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Posted by William Carr on 01/12/2012 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts Resigns

Wait... he obeyed the order to use flash bombs, tear gas and rubber bullets on peaceful civilians, and he's "ethical" ?

He quit because he doesn't want to face the firing squad with Quan.

Leave now, and he saves what's left of his career.

There's a 24 yr old Marine in the hospital that knows more about ethics than Batts and Quan put together.

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Posted by William Carr on 10/27/2011 at 7:11 PM

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