Greg Abbot Is An Idiot and Texas is Going to Vote For Him

October 13, 2014 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Greg Abbot is moron.  He tweeted this tweet

“Voter Fraud is real & must be stopped. I’m appealing the ruling by an Obama appointee blocking our VoterID law.

Voter fraud is real.  Well, the New York Times proves him Mr. Abbot wrong otherwise

“Election Day is three weeks off, and Republican officials and legislators around the country are battling down to the wire to preserve strict and discriminatory new voting laws that could disenfranchise hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court — no friend to expansive voting rights — stepped in and blocked one of the worst laws, a Wisconsin statute requiring voters to show a photo ID to cast a ballot. A federal judge had struck it down in April, saying it would disproportionately prevent voting by poorer and minority citizens. Last month, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit allowed it to go into effect, even though thousands of absentee ballots had been sent out under the old rules.
There was sure to be chaos if the justices had not stayed that appeals court ruling, and their decision appears to be based on the risk of changing voting rules so close to an election. But they could still vote to uphold the law should they decide to review its constitutionality.
Similar laws have been aggressively pushed in many states by Republican lawmakers who say they are preventing voter fraud, promoting electoral “integrity” and increasing voter turnout. None of that is true. There is virtually no in-person voter fraud; the purpose of these laws is to suppress voting.
In Texas, where last week a federal judge struck down what she called the most restrictive voter ID law in the country, there were two convictions for in-person voter impersonation in one 10-year period. During that time, 20 million votes were cast. Nor is there any evidence that these laws encourage more voters to come to the polls. Instead, in at least two states — Kentucky and Tennessee — they appear to have reduced turnout by 2 percent to 3 percent, according to a report released last week by the Government Accountability Office.
Voter ID laws, as their supporters know, do only one thing very well: They keep otherwise eligible voters away from the polls. In most cases, this means voters who are poor, often minorities, and who don’t have the necessary documents or the money or time to get photo IDs

It is one thing to propose and implement a voter ID law quietly and then not embellish all over Twitter.  Mr. Abbott sends to have done so when the evidence proves him wrong.

Mr. Abbot tactually has real problem on his hand because there is one issue that Mr. Abbott has to deal with with Voter Id.  Why are not retailers required by law to require to show ID for every credit card transaction?  There is a lot of people who steal lost credit cards and buy merchandise without the merchant requiring to show credit card ID.  And this costs people billions of dollars in fraudulent charges.

If retailers are not required to ask for ID and credit card fraud goes on all of the time, then why we should have voter ID when that type of fraud rarely goes on.  I find Mr. Abbott’s viewpoint especially flawed when compared the rate of fraud with credit card abuse to the actual rate of voter fraud.

If he is going to put this flawed piece of logic, than why do some Texans fall for this lie?


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