Should We Have a Federal Right to Vote? Thom Hartmann vs. Dinah Abrahamson

Dinah Abrahamson, RNC delegate (R-NE) joins Thom Hartmann. Thanks to the new Pennsylvania voter suppression ID law - almost half the city of Philadelphia may not be able to vote in November. Are Republicans afraid that they can't win the Keystone State without blocking one of our most fundamental rights? It's time to fight for a federal right to vote in America - and put an end to this partisan attack on Democratic voters that the Koch Brother's ALEC organization is pushing nationwide.


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Mark Saulys 5 years 11 weeks ago

What a load of bogus talking points!

Regardless of whether or not anyone thinks everyone should have an ID doesn't mean we should deny ANYONE the right to vote. The right to vote is too important to be denied and necessarily sacrosanct. If voter fraud is not prevalent there is NO need to kick ANYONE off the rolls much less a thousand, hundred thousand or, potentially, a million times the number of voters than would otherwise vote illegally. The few anecdotal examples given by Abrahamson are just rumours and urban legends. The food stamp office ISSUES an ID, it doesn't require one. People with public aid IDs can't buy beer without other ID.

And if Republicans feel that way about voter IDs then why are they against Motor-Voter? Just some Paul Weyerich flim-flam.