Voting Rights Act of 1965- Voted Into Law By Republicans!
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from The Gray Area:
August 6th marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Signed by President Lyndon Johnson who said at the time, “Millions of Americans are denied the right to vote because of their color. This law will ensure them the right to vote.”
The law corrected a horrible crime against black Americans right to vote by some in this country. It was voted into law by Republicans.
That’s right, Republicans. A vastly larger percentage of Republicans in the Senate voted for the Voting Rights Act than did Democrats. Only 1 Republican Senator voted no. And a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in the House, 85% vs 80%, voted for the Voting Rights Act. Why did Democrats not support it 100% like we are lead to believe? Because Democrats in the South, and beyond, were against it. Yes, Democrats. The legacy of racism in this country is the sole property of the Democrat Party going back to before the Civil War. But, aren’t Republicans the dirty racists who want to overturn the voting rights act? No. As a matter of fact, President George W Bush signed a renewal of the bill in 2006. So why the demagoguery targeted at the Republicans? To hide the facts, collect votes and maintain a political enemy for the protected classes of the Democrat Party.
Lets begin with Voter ID. Democrats consistently scream that voter ID is being pushed by Republicans to overthrow the voting rights act. To show the lunacy of this point, read this anonymous quote: “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens. You begin to feel a little uneasy?
Liberals keep telling us that Voter ID laws are racist. So MRC-TV’s Dan Joseph decided to go to DC and see what African Americans actually think about needing ID to vote. Watch the video. You might be surprised by what they say. Makes perfect sense. You need ID in this country for everything else – even those things that are not a right.
Obama’s Department of Justice is suing the state of North Carolina over their voter ID law. They claim that requiring people to prove who they are will suppress the minority vote, which would make North Carolina (and the 34 other states with some form of voter ID law) horribly racist and evil. I wonder what they’ll do with the fact that black voter turnout has actually increased under the law. A new study from Judicial Watch compared the turnout in North Carolina’s 2010 primary with the 2014 primary (the first state wide election after the law passed in August 2013). The numbers show an increased turnout across demographics, but especially among black voters. Black voter turnout increased by 29.5% in the 2014 primary, compared to an increased white voter turnout of 13.7% (findings based on Census Bureau data and the NC voter roll). No, proof of citizenship is not voter suppression.
Is Voter Fraud real? Why aren’t more people concerned about voter fraud?
At least 1.8 million people on the voter rolls weren’t able to vote in the last election. That’s because they’re dead. These records are among 24 million inaccurate or out-of-date US voter records according to the Pew Research Center.
Ohio poll worker proudly says she voted twice in 2012.
141% turnout in Florida race?
105% in Ohio suburb.
100% of one precinct in Ohio voted for President Obama – 100%, really!
Dirty voter rolls in Indiana.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s chief-of-staff was present at an event held a day before the midterm election in which his father, a Louisiana mayor, urged people to vote twice in order to re-elect Landrieu. A tape exists! Why have you not heard about it on mainstream television news?
The Heritage Foundation’s list of nearly 300 documented cases of voter fraud in the United States continues to grow. Critcs say that is nothing. However, judging voter fraud by counting criminal proceedings is misguided. For any crime, convictions are a fraction of prosecutions, which are a fraction of investigations, which are a fraction of known offenses, which are, in turn, a fraction of committed crimes. This is even more likely to be true of voter fraud, which is often a low enforcement priority.
Do non-Citizens vote? Yes. And they vote for Democrats. How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.
Can they really affect an election?
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin.
Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.
Do felons vote? Yes. And they vote for Democrats.
Why are Democrats fighting so hard against consistent, common sense guidelines in voter registration? Perhaps it has something to do with a recent report on the huge influx of immigrants into Virginia that appears to be turning the state blue, since a majority of foreign-born residents favor the Democratic Party. The same is true for felons: Felons vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Or perhaps the report released last year by three professors from two Virginia universities that estimated, based on survey data, that 6.4 percent of the non-citizen population voted illegally in the 2008 election, enough to have changed the outcome in a number of states, including North Carolina.
If this represented your political Party’s voters, wouldn’t you want to keep and expand them and demonize everyone who tried to stop them from voting?
Hillary Clinton has foolishly begun mimicking Mr. Obama’s practice of impugning the motives of political opponents, stating “Republicans are systematically trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting,” she tweeted last week, a reference to GOP efforts to pass state voter ID laws. These laws, which require people to present photo identification at their polling places, are clearly designed to protect the integrity of the ballot. Democrats claim that these laws suppress minority voters, but a 2012 analysis by Reuters showed that after Georgia’s voter ID law went into effect in 2006, black turnout increased four percentage points in 2008 compared with 2004, and seven percentage points in 2010 compared with 2006.
Would Mrs. Clinton attack the common practice of requiring a photo ID to cash a check by saying that banks were trying to stop millions from buying the necessities of life? I doubt it.
In a June speech she accused Republicans of orchestrating “a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people”, calling out Govs. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rick Perry and Scott Walker for supporting election-law reforms and for periodically removing dead people and felons from registration rolls.
Oddly, where Mrs. Clinton was twice elected to the U.S. Senate, New York, does not allow early voting at all and only offers absentee ballots to those physically unable, for one reason or another, to go to the polls. Perhaps Mrs. Clinton thinks New York’s sitting Democratic governor is part of the nefarious “sweeping effort” to disenfranchise voters.