Thursday, July 28, 2016

I'm in North Dakota today.
No sooner had I gotten Hasen's electionlawblog to run this story,
“OUR OPINION: Lawmakers should loosen North Dakota’s Voter ID law”
then I click on a link by/about todd rokita 
and it's also in North Dakota. So that was unusual, 100th monkey syndrome or Bader-Meinhoff syndrome if you prefer.
Rokita is wrong of course when he says no Indiana voter has been kept from voting.
After being used in over a dozen major elections since May 2006, there has not been one documented case of a legally eligible voter in Indiana who could not cast a ballot if they wanted to vote. Not one.
One of the earliest and most famous example was those nuns in Terre Haute. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article24482848.html
There's also the thousands of people whose provisional voters weren't counted. And there was my experience at the primary this year.
This wasn't the first time this has happened to me, it's just the first time I got it on video.

Currently Todd Rokita wants to give up his safe seat in Congress to run for Mike Pence's spot as Indiana's governor. I know Todd and he's likeable and, except on this one issue, has been a dedicated and skilled public servant. But I'm willing to be a one-issue voter. The Indiana constitution promises
free and equal elections. As Secretary of State, Rokita worked to undermine rather than support Indiana elections. When voter ID is used a poll tax to keep the poor and or paperwork-challenged from voting, this harms the integrity of the election process and violates his oath of office.
 In the above editorial, he's telling a story he knows is false.
He probably hasn't seen my recent videos, but I'm sure he's read my amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case with his name on it, which identifies me as one of the people who has had their vote taken away.
 I'm not sure why he's pitching this in Grand Forks North Dakota. But I'm the guy he's telling a false story about, so I wanted to set the record straight.

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