Christopher G. Cade 
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Re: “GOP Election Official: Photo ID Voter Law Will Increase Turnout

The GOP does not have confidence in their candidate. They feel it necessary to keep 96 year old retired domestic workers who voted during Jim Crow laws, from attempting to vote multiple times at multiple polling places on election day for Obama. Somehow this will give Romney the advantage. The intent of this law is disfranchisement. This again is the GOP and the right wing efforts as demonstrated in Florida in 2000, in Ohio 2004. Their overwhelming defeat in 2008 has caused them to form a Tea Party, subgroup to help hold the American people hostage until they can gain political control. They are so desperate they are creating excuses in the event of Romney's defeat. What really pisses them off is the power of the one vote. If more registered Democrats do vote, they loose.

Posted by Christopher G. Cade on 08/19/2012 at 6:41 AM

Re: “96-year-old Woman Who Voted During Jim Crow Is Denied Photo ID

@old fox Yes she probably does get social security and all the things you mentioned but we are not living in a time and a society that made it easily accessible for the same legal services when she was married. Life in America today has changed from what it used to be. Making change and acquiring the same documentation is possible and assistance is available. But what I sense is the resentment in your comment as to why this challenging situation is a problem? What you see as a simple solution is not for many seniors who do not take to change very well, who make become discouraged and give up. I believe this is part of the intent as well. I give Dorothy Cooper credit for taking the steps necessary to obtain and keep the right to vote. I am sure she will persevere and obtain the right she has proudly exercised. What frustrates me is how quickly "you people" yes I am borrowing the term used by Mitt Romney's wife, want to make sure Dorothy will not be going from polling place to polling place on Election Day and voting 12 or more times for Obama? This attempt to prevent voter fraud is a front for the GOP to have a reason to contest Romney's defeat. And again, "you people" are to ignorant to see that your party does not have enough confidence in your own candidate. So if Dorothy cannot get out and vote several times your guy can wins?

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Posted by Christopher G. Cade on 08/19/2012 at 5:49 AM

Re: “96-year-old Woman Who Voted During Jim Crow Is Denied Photo ID

@Paula Cook I understand your point. Obviously, all 96 retired domestic workers have all of the above in place as their lifestyles are quite similar to yours. I don't know how she flys, or even shops online to get her purchases using her American Express. The county records office where she and her husband were married in what 1934 was well prepared to document this marriage of a negro couple. You are so right it does sound a little fishy... Before you draw your conclusions based upon your experience, please note that America has not always been so "fair and friendly" as we are today. If you want to write me off as playing the race card and dismiss my comment as just that of another angry black person being a victim, look in the mirror. Better yet do a little history assignment and find out about voting restrictions in this country. As I am sure you will not, because it does not impact you and yours in the least. Your one vote for Romney is counted just the same as her one vote for Obama, and that's what really pisses you off. EQUALITY! I, too sing America!

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Posted by Christopher G. Cade on 08/19/2012 at 5:24 AM

Re: “96-year-old Woman Who Voted During Jim Crow Is Denied Photo ID

If the intent is to confirm identity and make sure one vote one person, ok. But its intent is to deny people the right to vote as clearly demonstrated with this example. For those that have decided to support this law and believe the rhetoric behind such a move as preserving the integrity of the system this clearly demonstrate the true intent. This is why we must challenge these voter laws as means of denying legally illegible voters the right to vote. This is not about this election as much as it is about our system's flaws. As we are a great nation, we do have major flaws as it relates to our election process. As we decide it is our business to oversee many elections in other parts of the world to make sure that they are fair, I suggest that we allow other countries to oversee our elections for fairness. We have elections issues. To state otherwise is denial.

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Posted by Christopher G. Cade on 08/19/2012 at 4:56 AM

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