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Archive for November 20th, 2007

Race and the Vote

Posted by Jack Stephens on November 20, 2007

JanInSanFran writes:

When you can’t win an election on your own merits, wouldn’t it be great to pick own your electorate who you can trust will vote for you? That’s why politicians like to draw district boundaries to ensure one-party dominance. A new study [pdf] from the University of Washington’s Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Sexuality shows pretty conclusively that by demanding voters show photo IDs, Republicans ensure that more voters are white, older, and affluent. Others, likely Democrats, get pushed off the rolls.

Indiana’s photo ID law is being challenged as discriminatory in court. Researchers set out to find what it really would do voter eligibility. They polled carefully randomized samples of voters and non-voters about their IDs. The results show clearly that the ID requirement is designed to build a Republican bias into the universe of voters and potential voters.


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Republicans and the Race Card

Posted by Jack Stephens on November 20, 2007

Lambert, on Corrente, blogs about a recent article by Paul Krugman on how the Republicans used race to gain the upper hand over Democrats in the South and have been playing that card ever since:

Today, Krugman—Yay! No pay wall!—gives the Conservative apologists for the Republican’s racist Southern Strategy a good old-fashioned beating, and would leave them whimpering if they weren’t all the idelogical equivalent of The Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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