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    Conservatives on Twitter are being way, way less vocal about this than liberals. Perhaps people are more likely to tweet their outrage than their support.
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    @Real4WheelDrv When the Black Panthers have members in political office and are able to prevent Caucasians from voting, then maybe you will have a fair point.
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    Why are the democrats so racist anyway? That is the only group still crying racism.

    I wonder if the Southern states are already working on the next election. I can see it already, black people led by Obama complaining because the booth for their district is 40 feet in the air on top of a telephone pole.
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    Ironic how you are saying this and forgetting the fact that republicans in the last election was making a big deal about minority voting.

    Genius.
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    well this is just in time for the race baiters spectacular summer pre-election some rights marches that we will un doubtedly see as they have been scheduled in advance by that clown on MSNBC.. al sharlatan and by various chapters of the NAACP. they have been intending to heat up the racial divide in this country as a precursor to the upcoming 2014 elections..... and they be more than glad to use this as a rallying cry because up to this point they had none. I agree 100 percent with this ruling... and like I said they were going to stir up the racial tension anyway
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    I was hoping that the justices would proclaim "Gerrymandering" unconstitutional and require that voting districts be established based ONLY on the geography of getting to the polling place, and population size.
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    You have addressed exactly what concerns me. I am in my third Congressional district in ten years. The political parties keep restructuring the small city in which I live to give themselves a voting advantage. I have lived in the same house for 25 years. Currently
    y district includes the eastern part of the city, boroughs to the northeast, and a narrow strip that cuts through Luzerne County to Schuylkill County which is partly in our district. The sad fact is that state and national candidates campaign only in densely populated areas such as Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. Those votes cancel everyone else. Pennsylvania will be a blue state forever because unless one lives in the southeast corner of the state, there is no point in voting, rights bill or not.
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    I hope everyone read the opinions before posting. I agree with the majority opinion here. Using a 50 year old formula and information on the 1964 elections are out date. Also basing it on tests and barriers that have now been illegal nationally for 40 years is out of date. Lastly basing it on the counts of minorities holding office 50 years ago is out of date.
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    well there you have it. In about six months nobody of color is going to be voting at all in "Dixie" unless they have birth certificate, passport, Driver's license, State issued no driver I.D., Federal Green card, blue card, zebra card, 17 notarized affidavits from the Republican National convention stating said Minority will vote 17 times for Republican Candidates. Each. There is a fair chance the KKK may be running the Bible Belt by 2014 elections.(if they threaten to secede again, let them go.)
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    Blacks have been voting at a much higher rate then whites in the south to such a degree that it off set their lower rate in the north. Also if people of color are required to use those, then everyone will be.
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    @Yank You underestimate the bible belt zealots. By a bunch. We agree on a good many things and come close to agreement on even more but this is not one of them. The Bible Belt is not even remotely close to religious. They use religion much as the Taliban uses religion. No, they don't behead non believers or make wear burkas, but they would if they they could get away with it. There is a very thin line between fundamentalist Christianity and fundamentalist Islam.
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    @Yank No I'm not. I grew up southern baptist. My mother stayed SB. I know what it for what it is. You often read me speak to my wife and kids and my father and brother but you never read me talking about my mother. She was a zealot. I know the Southern Baptists for what they are.
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    Your prejudice is showing.

    At last count there were more states NOT in Dixie with voter id laws than there were states in the CSA. Two Southern States do not have voter ID laws.

    Those conservative bastions of Connecticut and Pennsylvania require photo ID while ultra liberal Louisiana does not.
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    This ruling makes zero difference. By 2016, 70% of the electorate will be GenY and GenZ unemployable trash, illegal aliens made Americans, and blacks voting on skin color. The people who might have fixed the US bank accounts and tax policies will never have a chance of getting into office again just because they don't like gays or abortions for all. Two relatively minor issues. I wonder what historians will think of America's downfall brought down by a pack of lazy progressives whom refuse to work and zapped America's bank accounts dry living on government handouts.
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    It's time. People all know that citizens 18 and older of all races can vote. (With a few state level restictions like felony prisoners of that state. That's just one example that was held as constitutional by SCOTUS.)
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    It's time has come and gone now. For the Fed. gov. (especially one as extremely hostel to any red state or Republican voter as this one is) to hold any state hostage to their political whims is wrong. I'm sure the progressives (those who also applauded holding back conservative activism in the last election) will whine, but this was the right thing to do.
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    Last year in places like Florida and PA the republicans threw as many obstacles as they could in the way to make it hard or impossible for legal voters in minority areas to vote. They responded by turning out in far greater numbers than expected. The GOP's days are numbered. It is pathetic that they have to rely on gerrymandering, voter intimidation and disenfranchising voter regulations to win elections. Decisions like this one supported ONLY by GOP appointees show what happens when these bigots are elected. I expect that minorities will respond by coming out in even greater numbers to defeat these immoral politicians.
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    Ironic how the Obama crowd are "progressive" when it suits them but are stuck in the 1950's when they think it benefits them..........Pitiful.
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