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originally posted by: ketsuko
Think about who this really hurts: the people who work the game and make it happen for them. Parking lot attendants, concession folks, security, all the thousand and one little guys behind the scenes ... none of them are making a buck to take home that day now. But, you know, we have to make a point about politics.
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Sookiechacha
What's the connection here?
ID is the relevant point here.I
AFAIK, there is no charge for state ID
originally posted by: BrokenCircles
This is purely speculation, but....
OMFG this years All-Star Game is going too be both dedicated to and in honor of George Floyd.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
I'm waiting for them to change their names to the Atlanta National League Team since the name they use now is not PC. After that they can get the Cleveland club to change theirs to the Stink Rivers.
As many as 7% of United States citizens – 13 million individuals – do not have ready access to citizenship documents. Seven percent of the American citizens surveyed responded that they do not have ready access to U.S. passports, naturalization papers, or birth certificates.2 Using 2000 census calculations of the citizen voting-age population, this translates to more than 13 million American adult citizens nationwide who cannot easily produce documentation proving their citizenship.3
Citizens with comparatively low incomes are less likely to possess documentation proving their citizenship. Citizens earning less than $25,000 per year are more than twice as likely to lack ready documentation of their citizenship as those earning more than $25,000.4 Indeed, the survey indicates that at least 12 percent of voting-age American citizens earning less than $25,000 per year do not have a readily available U.S. passport, naturalization document, or birth certificate.5
Documentation proving citizenship often does not reflect the citizen’s current name. Many of those who possess ready documentation of their citizenship do not have documentation that reflects their current name. For example, survey results show that only 48% of voting-age women with ready access to their U.S. birth certificates have a birth certificate with current legal name6 – and only 66% of voting-age women with ready access to any proof of citizenship have a document with current legal name.7Using 2000 census citizen voting-age population data, this means that as many as 32 million voting-age women may have available only proof of citizenship documents that do not reflect their current name.
edit on 4/4/2021 by Phage because: (no reason given)
The network’s post omitted key provisions of the law that provide exceptions to “poll officers” to give voters refreshments as long as they are not provided by political interest groups.
All 50 states require people to be U.S. citizens in order to register to vote in federal elections, and federal law forbids non-citizens from falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote. However, enforcement mechanisms for such laws are limited, and opportunities to get around them are ample.
The federal voter registration form requires people to declare under penalty of perjury that they are U.S. citizens, but it does not require them to provide documentary evidence that they are citizens. Several states, including Arizona and Georgia, tried to implement such a requirement, but they were blocked from doing so by court rulings backed by the Obama administration.
Under Code Section 21-2-418, also passed as part of the 2010 bill, and continued in SB 202, people that can't show a valid identification card, cast a provisional ballot. Those ballots are held in a secure location, until a good faith effort is made to determine that the voter was eligible to vote both in the election, and in the county their vote was cast.