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Game Of Thrones' Author Slams Republicans For 'Voter Suppression'

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Published on Aug 14, 2012

"George R.R. Martin, author of "A Game of Thrones", has slammed "Republicans and their Teabagger allies" in so-called swing states for what he calls "voter suppression." In a recent blogpost on Martin's website, he refers to recent voter purges in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, saying that "The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants"...".* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

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Comments • 597

bohemianwriter1
Obama being the most intelligent president since Carter....Makes sense. Just look at his competition!
mace slot
lol how many tv viewers know that books series called,, Song of Ice and Fire,, and not GOT
mace slot
lol no way. are you crazy? show is like super shrt boo versionadapted for kids ( aka tv viewers)
manhunter86
" its authors still found that "registered voters without photo IDs tended to be female, African-American, and Democrat." It is NOT easy to get photo ID without other forms of ID, and the GOP knows that not only are most people without the photo ID non-white, they also lack the documents AND the $ to pay for it. That's how it's racist, and don't say that it's "very easy" to get ID. Read that article and you'll see for millions of poor people, it's NOT.
manhunter86
From Mother Jones 10/12/2012 (written by a former GOPer)- "A recent study by other researchers focusing on the swing-state of Pennsylvania found that one in seven voters there lack an ID—one in three in Philadelphia—with minorities far more likely than whites to fall into this category. In fact, every study around notes this disparate demographic trend, even the low-number outlier study preferred by Hans van Spakovsky, the conservative Heritage Foundation's voter "integrity" activist:" cont.
manhunter86
So there is a MASS of empirical evidence that there's no fraud. And there is no evidence coming from YOU. You keep arguing a hypothetical. You saying that it can't be "known" if all those voters that the system accepted are really "legit." Don't tell me I can't prove a negative- YOU have to demonstrate something more than speculation that there's a bunch of fraud amonst registered voters. Your point is what's known as "weak tea."
manhunter86
"The case has been made repeatedly by the Republican National Lawyers Association, one of whose missions is to advance “open, fair and honest elections.” It has compiled a list of 375 election fraud cases, based mostly on news reports of alleged fraud. News21 examined the RNLA cases in the database and found only 77 were alleged fraud by voters. Of those, News21 could verify convictions or guilty pleas in only 33 cases. The database shows no RNLA cases of voter-impersonation fraud."
manhunter86
Let me say this even slower. First, here is the PROOF (something you haven't shown yet) that there is no voter fraud. From News21, 8/12/2012- "Analysis of the resulting comprehensive News21 election fraud database turned up 10 cases of voter impersonation. With 146 million registered voters in the United States during that time, those 10 cases represent one out of about every 15 million prospective voters." The greatest amount of fraud occured with absentee ballots, which doesn't involve ID.
TheFeralcatz
Let me say this nice and slow. How can anyone be sure that there isn't any fraud, if there hasn't been a way of catching people who vote fraudulently? Do you see what I am saying? How can you know that there isn't any if no one has looked? And you can't prove a negative. You can't prove that there isn't any either. All I know is that it is VERY easy to get an ID. It affects everyone the same way so therefore it also is not racist.
manhunter86
Where's the evidence of the NBP? How come no other media outlet reports on them? (Because they're bogus) How come Fox keeps showing the SAME clip from the same day? Maybe because...that's all there is. You've made yourself look so bad, I love it. You wingnuts always get KILLED by the FACTS, and when you try and argue you make yourselves look even dumber.
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