The NBP advocated killing whites, if the group believes in that, what then does their uniform/symbol stand for?I think it means "hi, I'm a bigot". It's a stronger statement than, say, low-cut jeans, but as long as someone isn't brandishing a billy-club in people's faces, we're in the clear.
I don't remember that being the standard when we were talking about possible voter "suppression" associated with requiring IDs.Perhaps you'll remember affirmative proof of in-person voter impersonation being the standard of evidence needed before you change the law to require Voter ID.
The fact that people are strongly opposed to verifying the identity of those voters is proof that the fraud occurs.
According to the logic class I took in college, this is patently false.
That's more evidence than the people who claim it doesn't exist have provided.
I dont remember anyone saying it doesnt exist, just that the procedural burdens outweigh the benefits. Why not start where the real problem is?http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/31/opinion/persily-voter-id-laws/index.html
"Even though we have few documented cases and prosecutions, make no mistake about it: Voter impersonation does happen.
It probably happens with the same frequency as voters collapsing in line while waiting to vote, or getting nauseous when they see the names on the ballot. And yes, if every election were to be a replay of the 2000 election, then any mishap -- fraudulent or otherwise -- could determine the outcome. As of yet, however, we have not required all polling places to be prepared with smelling salts.
The reason voter impersonation fraud is so rare is that it is an incredibly stupid and inefficient way to rig an election. Shepherding hordes of fraudsters from one polling place to the next to vote in other people's names would take a lot of time and effort and expose them to trouble with the law with little potential payoff. Successful fraud is usually perpetrated at the wholesale, rather than retail, level.
Absentee ballots, in particular, have proven to be the fraudster's method of choice. They are cast in private out of the view of suspecting eyes of poll workers or fellow voters. They are ripe for coercion and undue influence from whoever might be sitting next to the absentee voter -- think union or corporate bosses. And multiple ballots can be collected over the course of several weeks, saving the expense and rush of a one-day voter impersonation campaign.
The greatest irony of the new crop of voter ID laws is that they do nothing to combat the more frequent problem of absentee ballot fraud."