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DNC Vows to Increase Voter Rolls, Fight Voter ID in Run-Up to Midterms

Brazile: “Our goal is to play offense so that we are out there in the states to expand voter registration opportunities for early voters.”

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Rodrigo Sermeño

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March 5, 2014 - 9:34 pm
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The resolutions committee also approved changes to the language of a resolution in support of a “woman’s economic agenda” – the Democrats’ response to what they call the GOP’s “war on women.”

The resolution includes support measures that provide Americans with “equality of opportunity to reach [their] fullest economic and human potential.”

The new language states that “Democrats are united in advancing the equality of opportunity and in rejecting the troubling wave of GOP state and federal legislative efforts such as Arizona’s SB 1062 to enshrine discrimination.”

Christine Pelosi said the amendment is a response to the “inequality measures that have been introduced by Republicans across the country.”

DNC resolutions are meant to express the views of the party’s members.

Other measures approved include ones commemorating the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela, highlighting Obama’s Economic Opportunity Agenda and affirming the continued commitment of the Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Most of the resolutions were approved without changes.

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Rodrigo is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.

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shorter Brazile "we're going to steal this election and you can't stop us"
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I always wonder about these campaigns to register new voters. Where are they going to find enough unregistered voters to make a difference in an election without resorting to bribery or undue persuasion? People who care already are registered—so how do they make the unregistered care?

And to repeat a overused argument: The poor and disadvantaged seem to be able to figure out how to get a valid ID to buy cigarettes and beer and they know how to fill out crazy government forms for cheap housing and food stamps, but they are too stupid to get an ID to vote? I'd be insulted.
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Here we go again. War on gays! Oh My. Gays in the military! Oh My. War on women! Oh My. Women cannot buy birth control! Oh My! Minorities being tortured and denied the right to vote by horrible old white men! Oh My.

Anybody else tired of these childish rants by the dems. God help us they appeal to the absolute smallest part of a persons brain but nonetheless our hapless leadership cannot seem to construct ONE coherent argument to defend our positions. So we end up as the social "punching bag" on all these horrible things we are doing to minorities. Perhaps this voter ID argument is the least valid and most obvious attempt to corrupt the integrity of the voting booth but why cannot the RNC mount an effective opposition?
These creeps will continue these stupid arguments until we go on the attack and demonstrate why they are not only wrong but usually more guilty of the actual abuse than conservatives are. War on women. Rand Paul has this one right so that every time they parade that serial abuser of interns we need to launch our big guns his background as an alleged sex abuser, alleged rapist, liar and disbared attorney for his actions against women. And Hillary how does she come off as a Presidential candidate who should have dumped this abuser years ago. We have not even started looking for new photo ops of Billy Bob Clinton in his retirement. Should be able to harvest a wealth of scandal if only we would at least try.
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Minorities have become professional victims--it fills in the time between welfare checks for many.
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Donna Brizille hate's "white boys". She ain't gonna let them win as she said. That's why she commits massive voter fraud. I'v'e got news for you Donna; calling Caucasian males "white boys" is the same as them calling negro women "n'ers". The depth of this institutionalized race hatred extends to this site which allows white boys but not allow, well you know. Racism against white males is fine, hip, desired and funny isn't it.
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Vote early and vote often.
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The only possible explanation/excuse for opposing Voter ID laws is to promote illegal votes for the party that benefits from illegal votes. How can a thinking person not understand that?
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Voter fraud, and the SEIU running all of the voter machines pretty much guarantees a democrat victory no mater what the Republicans do.. It's a rigged system.
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Illegals Voting, Liberals voting numerous times - each and bringing dead family members & entire graveyards with them to the polls. Worked SO WELL to get Obama re-elected that the Holder, Obama & the Democrats want to make it a permanent feature of our election process! They call it "DISENFRANCHISMENT"
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The sad part of this whole saga is the that media has done absolutely nothing to expose the hypocrisy of the left with respect to Voter I.D. Nothing they do makes sense in light of how many venues, events, purchases and institutions require some form of original I.D. Nothing. Yet the mantra about suppressing voting is repeated ad nauseum and done so unabated. It has no substance, evidence or credibility....but there it is, and there is the media on the sidelines. How tragic.
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The U.S. Citizenship test has 100 questions on it. Here are 2 of them and the answers:

1) Name one (1) right only for U.S. Citizens.
Ans: To vote in a federal election and to run for federal office.

2) What is one responsibility that is only for U.S. Citizens?
Ans: To serve on a jury and vote in a federal election.

As this administration is anti-Constitution and anti-Bill of Rights it stands to reason that they have no idea and/or no concern that our own Citizenship Test says only U.S. Citizens have the right to vote in federal elections.

The only Voter ID that should be acceptable is one that states the holder is a U.S. Citizen and that same has been verified. A drivers's license only shows that the person is allowed to drive. All that crap about it being a hardship to obtain a Certification of Birth from the state is just a crock. They make it seem as if it's only the blacks that would find it hard. What about other colors? You can bet the farm that USC whites, yellow, red, etc. would be able to get theirs and wouldn't complain about it. Can't find your Certificate of Naturalization? Citizenship and Immigration Services will replace it for a small fee. No excuses for anyone except those who are not eligible to vote and are willing to commit voter fraud for a price.
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Absolutely! On other forums on this site I have been espousing the following 3 points:

1. Voter I.D. in every state
2. Paper ballots
3- Pass a Citizenship Test just like an immigrant to be registered

Proof of citizenship is a given as far as I know. Which states do not require that?
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I have asked quite a few leftists to give me ONE good reason for opposing photo ID for voting. Thus far I have received NONE. Other than to facilitate voter fraud, there is no reason to oppose this common sense regulation.
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I get embarrassed round-about answers because they are trying to call it a racist policy without calling me racist (because they can't admit they want voter fraud). Calling it racist is about the only excuse they can come up with and it is pretty weak. When I get to the point and ask them if they think it is racist, I then ask them why they seem to think some ethnic groups are capable of getting ID—which my state will provide free for voting purposes—and other ethnic groups are not. They seem to be the ones making racist assumptions.
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A convenience store sits across from where I Work. Before the 2010 election I noticed an African-American lady (no racist intent, just she was probably not Republican) with a clipboard. I noticed she was approaching all the Latinos hanging around (the store was a hangout for farm workers looking for work). I asked what was up and she told me she was registering voters. I asked if she was asking for IDs, which you supposedly need in order to register to vote in NC. She told me they didn't need IDs. Some say voter fraud is a myth and Republicans just want to keep minorities from the polls. I want every American citizen to vote. Emphasis AMERICAN.
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