Shocking Rasmussen Poll: 70% of Americans are Racists

Consider also…

(Center for American Progress) — The right to vote is under attack all across our country. Conservative legislators are introducing and passing legislation that creates new barriers for those registering to vote, shortens the early voting period, imposes new requirements for already-registered voters, and rigs the Electoral College in select states. … these laws hinder voting rights in a manner not seen since the era of Jim Crow laws enacted in the South to disenfranchise blacks after Reconstruction in the late 1800s.

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Conservatives are scared because each cycle more young and minority voters are entering voting age and their collective impact is growing accordingly.

However…

(Rasmussen) — Seventy percent (70%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to cast their ballot. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% oppose this kind of requirement. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

If one is to believe the media hype, we must conclude that Conservatives attempting to enact laws requiring voters to present photo identification to election officials prior to voting is racist and discriminatory, then 70% of the voting population who believes voters should legally be required to produce ID are racist.  Then also the 73% who believe voter ID laws do not discriminate are all secret racists.

Personally, I find buying into the idea that requiring voters to produce photo identification prior to casting a ballot as racist to be on par with the 9/11 truther movement.

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See also: Voter ID and the Elderly, Because voter ID laws are racist

Comments

  1. Marshall Art says:

    The people in the video suggest that the decisions in Wisconsin are a result of the party in power seeking to protect that power. They don’t make a good argument for that. Questioning why moves are made is not a bad thing, but framing those questions in the manner they do is. I would ask, for example, why they chose the DMV’s they did for closing as opposed to other locations.

    As to the difficulties some Dem voters might encounter, they are not difficulties that know party affiliation. For the last primaries, I had to give up sleep time to cast my ballot. My job required 12-14 hrs of my day (not including commute time). I found the task of voting to be important enough to deal with reduced sleep time.

    As to ease of voting, at what point do we stop thinking of making it easier, and insist that a good citizen make the effort? We’re talking about arguably the most important duty of citizenry, and people can’t make the effort? Voting is something that takes place only every two years (major elections) and to imagine that one has no way to plan for this in that time is hard to believe. Do these people have no clue as to when voting takes place and where, so that they cannot make arrangements to do so?

    As to the post, it is ironic to find that according to that Rasmussen poll, so many support ID laws in the face of the arguments against it.

  2. I’m still trying to figure out how anything she claims is happening, is actually making it more difficult to vote! All it does is reduce the chance of voter fraud. So, apparently only Democratic people are frauds! And of course, lazy people don’t want to have to do something extra, like get up and getting there on time, are also democrats.

  3. Just for perspective, here in Soviet Canada we require voters to bring in photo ID or a birth certificate/proof of citizenship if you are pre-registered. Those not registered can still vote as long as they bring in a utility bill or some other proof that they live in the area of the polling station.

    We do not insist on photo ID, but we insist that you be able to substantiate who you are, whether you are eligable, and where you live. Seems pretty fair to me, though I guess if you are homeless without ID then you are getting shafted. Though I might argue that if voting was so important one might take steps to be eligable before voting day.

    As an aside, in Canada every citizen is entitled to an hour off of work on voting day in order to get to a polling station and cast a ballot. Oh, and inmates can vote.
    Weird, eh?

    • I’m not a fan of letting inmates vote. I can see a case to be made for allowing convicted felons in certain circumstances vote though.

      Like I have said in the past, I have never found it intrusive, or an obstical to voting to have to show a photo to not one, but two sets of election officials in order to vote.

      I have also never found it a hinderance to not have time off from work to vote. In my state the polls are open from 6 am to 8 pm. I usually get there at 6:15 or so and there’s no lines. Takes about 3 minutes.

      I would be ok with provisional voting for those who are registered with no ID to vote who then have a prescribed length of time after voting (7 days for example) to obtain a photo ID and produce it to the registrar to have their vote counted.

  4. I think inmates should be able to vote. I think felons should be able to vote.

    I think every single person who is over 16 should be eligable to vote.

    I did not say I agreed with the hour we have off work to vote, only that we have it. I have never even used my “paid hour” to vote. I always go after work, with my kids. I like them to see me vote, and I take the time to explain it and encourage questions.

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