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You cover up your dirtypillows with a long-form birth certificate, young lady

Remember back in the day when Congress passed the “motor voter” law, which gave all American-made cars the right to vote, or at least required states to provide voter registration to people getting drivers’ licenses? Passed in 1993, it was one of those crazy attempts to increase voter participation by making it easier for people to vote, which is a terrible thing of course because then the wrong sort of people might start voting.

Happily, creative Republicans like Kansas secretary of state, walking vomit stain Kris Kobach, convinced the state legislature that there were millions of fraudsters getting fraudulently registered, so Kansas added a requirement that people also provide proof of citizenship to be registered. This created a bit of a problem, since the 1993 National Voter Registration Act only requires people to affirm that they’re citizens, with the possibility of being prosecuted for perjury if they fib about that. And now the ACLU is suing Kansas, claiming that the proof-of-citizenship requirement violates federal law and is nothing more than a double-plus ungood attempt to suppress voting. The ACLU says over 30,000 possible voters have been blocked from registering by the Kansas law.

“What’s happening in Kansas is outrageous,” said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. “Thousands of Kansans, including military veterans who have valiantly served our country, are blocked from voting by unnecessary bureaucratic roadblocks imposed by state officials. These shameful actions have made Kansas an epicenter of voter suppression. We say no more barriers. Let people vote.”

We don’t know about Kansas being the “epicenter of voter suppression” — there are so many contenders, especially North Carolina — but Kansas really is pretty stinky. Basically, the state lets people fill out the federal voter registration form at the DMV, but it still requires citizenship documentation for the registration to be considered complete. So many people end up thinking they’ve registered, only to find out later that they’ve been purged from the voter rolls for not “completing” the process with an additional trip to the courthouse or DMV with a copy of their birth certificate or passport or other documentation.

The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of six Kansans who registered at DMV offices but weren’t put on the registration rolls. Kobach says it’s all a big misunderstanding because those big sillies at the ACLU and their dumb clients foolishly think that completing a registration form actually means you’re registered to vote, when there are still many important hoops to jump through:

Mr. Kobach said the A.C.L.U. was misinterpreting federal law, which requires only that states accept voter registration applications at the Department of Motor Vehicles — not that those applications have to be confirmed at that time.

“The state has every right to verify that the person is eligible to vote before completing the person’s registration,” said Mr. Kobach[.]

Under Kansas’s insane “two tier” system, if you register with the federal form from the DMV, you can vote in federal elections, but you’re not really fully truly cross-you-heart-and-hope-to-move-to-Colorado registered to vote for state and local elections until you provide that proof of citizenship. Such partial registrations are called “in suspense,” because voters are like a character in a Hitchcock movie, not knowing whether they can vote before the knife comes slashing down. About 35,000 registrations have been in suspense since the law took effect in 2013. The ACLU suit is challenging that bit of nonsense, as well as Kobach’s policy of simply throwing out any registration forms if they remain “in suspense” over 90 days, which the ACLU says has purged at least 12,000 people from the system. Kobach’s reply was some absolutely gorgeous doublespeak:

Mr. Kobach said it was misleading to say that registrations were being purged because the people whose voter applications were in suspense had never officially been registered to vote.

Nothing to see here, folks — you can’t disenfranchise someone who hasn’t jumped through all the hoops, now can you? Despite there being virtually zero evidence of voting fraud, Kobach insists he’s only keeping the system clean, so that riffraff and dangerous widows don’t do fraud all over Kansas. To make matters worse, even if you have all your papers together, Kansas’s system is still such a mess that three of the ACLU plaintiffs had their registration put on the suspended list, even though they’d provided proof of citizenship. Kobach says that was merely an early “glitch” in the system, and everything’s fine now, no problem, and you wouldn’t want a bunch of imaginary fraudulent voters voting, now would you? Especially not the Democratic ones.

[NYT / ACLU]

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  • SnarkOff

    Luckily, you can still buy unlimited guns without proof of citizenship or even of basic sanity, so all is well.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Happily, creative Republicans like Kansas secretary of state, walking vomit stain Kris Kobach

    Vomit stain libelz!

    • Grizz1y

      Mr. Kobach I know vomit stains, and you are no vomit stain.

  • Spotts1701

    Mr. Kobach said the A.C.L.U. was misinterpreting federal law, which requires only that states accept voter registration applications at the Department of Motor Vehicles — not that those applications have to be confirmed at that time.

    Talking about splitting hairs at the molecular level…

  • Indiepalin

    Who could imagine that they would freak out somewhere in Kansas?

    • BadKitty904

      Well, that little Gale girl certainly had some pretty vivid dreams…

      • theCryptofishist

        And you were there, and you…

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Despite there being virtually zero evidence of voting fraud

    On the contrary, from Kobach’s perspective, the fact that any Democrat got a vote is evidence of voter fraud.

  • Ricky Gay

    there is rarely proof of voter fraud but always proof of this kind of jiggery pokery. Perhaps a few Federal felony convictions might have a way of tamping that down?

  • BadKitty904

    Wadda they think this IS, anyways – a free country or something?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The Koch Brothers are working very hard to eliminate that notion for once and for all.

      • BadKitty904

        They’re on the cusp of succeeding where their Dad failed (by co-founding and funding the John Birch Society).

      • lroom

        Can we just arrest them for terrorism or something? I’m sick to death of all of their bought politicians with the anti-American bullshit.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          B-b-b-but they donate lots of money to the NY Ballet!

        • Grizz1y

          Just because their parents generation lost the war doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying to destroy freedom wherever they find it.

    • Thaumaturgist

      There is no such thing as a free lunch.

  • Callyson

    Since the Kansas law took effect in 2013, more than 35,000 registrations have been in suspense, according to the lawsuit, about 14 percent of registrations filed during that period

    That’s one out of every seven Kansans whose rights are denied due to this law. Fuck…

    • Msmlg1979

      I can’t math my way out of a wet paper bag, so let me count on my fingers all the ways it’s great when others can, and give me the answer. ;)

    • FlownOver

      Kobach has proposed a settlement by which “certain applicants” would be granted three-fifths of a vote.

  • Merge the selective service form with a voting registration form. Mandate that everyone fill one out on their 18th birthday.

    For that matter, move voting to a Monday, mandate that it is a paid holiday for all US citizens (who aren’t in essential jobs), make voting mandatory, provide free public transportation on election day, and have early voting available the Sunday before so transit workers and essential emergency personnel can also vote.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Or, just go to the Oregon system. Vote by mail.

      • yyyaz

        Been doing that for years even here in Arizona, despite having some of the absolutely worst dickwads, fucksticks and morans in history smelling up the state leg.

        • eddi

          You have a good system in place. Now you just need to chlorinate the political gene pool.

      • eddi

        I still like the holiday idea. Even here in Oregon there is a big last minute rush on Election Day to get ballots to the courthouse. They set up downtown in Salem with a drive through lane to toss them to volunteers. Personally, I take a couple of days to read the voter pamphlet, check out the candidate’s web page and even (shudder) read the editorials about the issues. Then make my mark, sign the envelope, stick a stamp on it and let the Post Office handle the rest.
        Oh. And for those who try claiming the stamp is a poll tax? You can always drop it off at the county courthouse or other designated spot sans stamp.

      • Courser

        Same in Colorado. I LOVE voting by mail ballot but I always take it to one of the dropboxes. I don’t trust the US Mail with my vote. ALSO, I get an email that my ballot was received, accepted and tallied. Pretty cool.

        And yes, we register to vote at the DMV, but I think you can now just do it online. Our online system is pretty robust.

    • nmmagyar

      NM has two weeks of early voting and you can go to any polling location (I think it might have to be in your home county) to vote.

    • Pickwicknext

      I register and/or change my address right on election day. Just carry my passport and a recent piece of official mail. Oh, Canada indeed!

    • Amy!

      Voter ID is designed as a sort of subtle poll tax. Since that is clearly illegal, states that want to require voter id ought to be, in turn, required to guarantee that acquiring such an id is zero cost to the voter, including reimbursement of any time taken off from work, travel costs, and so on (and charging for any mandatory pictures or whatever is right out).

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And they should be required to go to hospitals and nursing homes to register those who can’t get out to do so.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    Forget it, Jake. It’s Kansas.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Well, that certainly explains how Brownback got reelected.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    I’m sick to death of Republicans cheating their way to victory and depriving citizens of the ability to participate in the democratic process.

    If you haven’t yet watched John Oliver’s segment on voter registration and suppression, you need to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHFOwlMCdto

    • BadKitty904

      As long as the Dems CONTINUE to do jack, the Republicans will continue their rigging of the voting process.

      • crisptickle

        ^^^^^^ This.

        • BadKitty904

          Very sad and ABSOLUTELY true.

    • savoy6

      Ha ha ha!

    • marxalot

      You wouldn’t want the Wrong Type of people to vote, after all. They don’t know what they’re doing! They’re like little kids, who just want to vote themselves a later bedtime and unlimited candy, without understanding why that’s bad for them. Really, keeping them out out of the electorate is For Their Own Good!

      • Grizz1y

        I mean what’s next? Bread and Circuses?

    • Playonwords

      Fuck Comedy Central (with votes) and may they suffer paper cuts in the process … (Live in UK – the uploader has not made …)

      • Grizz1y

        At first I thought you were peeved at CC for letting John Oliver slip through their fingers to HBO, then I realized it is actually HBO you’re mad at.

      • AntiDerpomeme

        John is on HBO these days, but that’s a bummer you can’t play it, because it’s a perfect analysts. It works for me in France, which is weird if it’s blocked for you. I sometimes have to use a VPN to play US-specific content, but not in this case.

  • SayItWithWookies

    “Kansas — we’ll leave the cross burning for you.”

  • elviouslyqueer

    Your move, Paul LePage.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      That guy is such a fuckup he’d inadvertently end up passing a bill allowing all people physically in the state to vote. Including D-Money and Shifty up there selling drugs, Vermonters, Canadian tourists, raccoons…

      • yyyaz

        Sounds like the perfect place to resurrect the Bull Moose Party.

  • Mavenmaven

    Richard Nixon would be so proud!

  • Scooby

    I usually just show em my gun to prove it.

  • BadKitty904

    I’ve said it all along – if the GOP can’t win the 2016 Presidential election, they’ll do their best to steal it. Just as they did in 2000.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And 2004.

      • FlownOver

        And 2008.

        Wait… what, now?

  • jviscont1

    Why not register the wee tots as they pop out in the delivery room of your local KS hospital OB ward.

    • Helena Handbag

      Or just register them at the exact moment sperm cell penetrates egg? After all, that’s when they become “persons” according to wingnut biology.

      • elviouslyqueer

        “Congratulations on your ejaculation! Sign here.”

        • Ducksworthy

          A Registrar in Every Bedroom. It’d be a Republican miracle. And Jawbs!

      • toomanyrappers

        I thought Jesus delivered them riding on a stork.

  • lroom

    When will the ACLU do something about Alabama’s voting crap? They closed 37 DMVs this year for reasons (dumbass ones) and Hillary is the only person to say anything about it at all.

    • toomanyrappers

      Voter suppression in the South?

      Scandal! ;)

      • yyyaz

        Only if they’re doing it wrong.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    I think the Kansas legislature should have to pass literacy tests before they are allowed to vote on a bill.

    • Pickwicknext

      Or, be elected to the legislature in the first place

  • yyyaz

    Why is it always just the right-side boobs that vote?

    • btwbfdimho

      According to Lenin, “people vote with their feet”. Would you rather vote for Nike or for Louboutin?

      • marxalot

        Uuuuhhhhn those red lacquer soles…
        I’ll be in my bunk, Comrade.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Vans.

      • yyyaz

        Rocky. I live where it snows. A lot.

      • nmmagyar

        I’m a Johnston & Murphy guy. High heels hurt my feet

      • Playonwords

        Jimmy Choos FTW

      • theCryptofishist

        Having no feet simplifies things.

  • thirdeblue

    I think I’m going to need to see the long-form version of that picture.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Honestly. Just because you can crop doesn’t mean you should.

  • bupkus23

    Considering Kobach’s history and involvement with that wildly misleading and error-laden Interstate Registration Crosscheck program ( which several states have used to justify their voter id laws ), I feel oddly comforted by saying, “Fuck him with votes!”

  • btwbfdimho

    I see that tit is leaning to the right; my hope is the other one across the valley overcompensates… Thanks mother nature for your entertaining redundancy!

    • Helena Handbag

      I thought all boobs lean to the right

    • satanscheerleadersloveamerica

      The hefty lefty. works for the nut sack also, too

  • stankbait

    70% of the People elected in Kansas have admitted they courted and dated their live stock. The other half are liars. “Murica!

  • Chick_Tract_Fil_A

    And that’s how Brownbacks are made.

    • MOG253

      I don’t like that story.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    It’s (increasingly) the American Way!

    • PubOption

      Along with lies and injustice.

  • tehbaddr

    Get out the ta-ta vote!

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Votes or GTFO!

      • yyyaz

        Votes and GT(hem)F(ers)O!

    • Celtic_Gnome

      A gentleman’s club in my town has Toys for Ta-Ta’s every Christmas. You drop off a new toy and drive through a heated tent with topless dancers. They take in a lot more toys than the Marines.

      • DahBoner

        Now that’s camping!

  • CutterTeam

    The next time your fuckwad Uncle or fuckwad brother-in-law hits you up with the whole “It’s a center-right” country thing, remind them that it actually isn’t. Because if it was, the GOP would want everyone to vote. They don’t.

    • Gary Charound

      Not to mention that the center is the center. If the country moves to the right, then that would be the center. The country can’t be to the right of its own center because…never mind. I’m going to start drinking heavily now.

    • mrpuma2u

      Hey there a lot more brownz now, so the only way to keep whitey on top is to stop the “others” from voting. QED.

    • malsperanza

      Brilliant

  • Vienna Woods

    OT, but thank you, Harper Lee, for a book that makes me cry every time I read “Boo’s children needed him.”

    • marxalot

      I think that was the first time a book ever made me cry.

    • mfp

      hey, boo

      • Vienna Woods

        There I go crying again. That’s the line that does it in the movie.

  • JustPixelz

    And if you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.

    — Ronald Raven, 1962

    • Ducksworthy

      That was with regard to destroying Medicare. Also a favorite theme of the GOP but less talked about during election years.

      • yyyaz

        Actually, Ronnie Dumnutz was in a pre-emptory strike against creating Medicare. Which was implemented in 1966. As I recall, the weaselly bungnostril actually used the words “socialized medicine” regularly as it were the most heinous idea since thumbscrews. A position, I might be so bold and reckless to say, is a rallying point for the most heinous group of panderers since ever.

  • calliecallie

    I am totally doing that with my “I voted” sticker after the primary. I must note that she put it on the right breast, which they advise you to do with name tags at meetings, so that when someone shakes your hand, they can easily glance at your name tag as well. Savvy girl.

    • JustPixelz

      I thought it was so when someone stares at your tits, they can easily see your name.

      • chicken thief

        So that’s why I got slapped for asking what the other ones name was!

        • Zippy

          left shark boob libul!!1!

      • calliecallie

        Also too.

  • proudgrampa

    “Dust in the Wind
    All the votes are Dust in the Wind…”

    • willi0000000

      just the wrong ones.

  • marxalot

    He seems nice.

  • TheGrandWaz00

    Kobach is further proof that Republicans have no new ideas.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw

  • Zippy

    Dirty Pillow/monkeypuppybaby 2016!

    You heard it here first, folks!

  • artem1s

    Thank you ACLU for forcing the Senate’s hand. Hopefully we will see lots and lots more cases just like it while SCOTUS is in 4/4 limbo.

  • Biff52

    Dirty pillows killed Scalia. Just sayin’.

    • Gleem-McShinez

      Were they his own? That would explain his expiration when they found them up over his head.

  • arglebargle

    A titillating post, Doc. (Or, a titillating postdoc?)

  • Zippy

    BOOBGHAZI!!1!

  • Bitter Scribe

    How come the ACLU is bringing this suit, and not the U.S. Justice Department?

    • yyyaz

      Justice is too busy pressing suits for — oh, look! Isn’t that a double-breasted titmouse up in that tree?

  • marxalot

    Thanks for reminding me to read the League of Women Voters pamphlet I picked up. We’ve got early voting on campus through almost the end of the month.

  • blinkytoo

    It is far better that all the blacks and hispanics and poor people are disenfranchised than one fake vote is cast. Democracy is at stake here people!

    • Ducksworthy

      Sme thinking applies to executions. Better that a thousand blacks and hispanics are wrongfully executed than that a single… In other words, kill ’em all and let Gawd sort them out.

      • chazmanr

        As Dead Justice Scalia says, the Constitution says nothing about the courts needing to hear about exculpatory evidence found after the trial. As long as the defendant got a fair trial, new evidence be damned. Fry ’em, gas ’em, stick ’em or shoot ’em. The Framers were perfectly okay with that.

        In all seriousness, he did say that which is particularly damning given what we know about the reliability of eyewitness testimony and the fact that 10’s of thousands of people were convicted for decades based on hair and fiber evidence. The science behind hair and fiber analysis has been proven to be completely unreliable. Yet, none of those convicted by this evidence has been released.

        http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/04/fbi_s_flawed_forensics_expert_testimony_hair_analysis_bite_marks_fingerprints.html

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          For Scalia, we only had the rights that the Constitution mentions. They’re in the Bill of All Rights.

  • toomanyrappers

    “What’s happening in Kansas is outrageous…”

    Yuppers.

  • chicken thief

    Sorry but I’m ‘a wait for Bob Dole to weigh in on this before I jump to any conclusions.

    • toomanyrappers

      The last election was a real challenge and Kansas “lawmakers” are afraid there will be an (even bigger) open political revolt soon.

      From what I hear, the asshole trickle down Jeezus paradise is (actually) creating a shithole (shocking!)–and even idiot Kansans are starting to realize it.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    I just don’t think they want everybody who can vote to vote.

    • Ghost Buggy

      Something something liberals are the real racists etc. and also too.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      3/5 of them is the target.

  • FlownOver

    Kansastan – come for the boredom, stay for the asshattery.

  • Rick Hill

    None of this would be necessary if you all just voted the way they tell you to. Look at all the extra work they have to do now. It’s not easy making up runarounds of the law and coming up with valid sounding asscuses AND selling it to the idiot crowd.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      No selling needed with this particular crowd of idiots.

  • Ducksworthy

    Stop! Zeig mir deine Papiere

    • YayConspiracy

      Slegs vir blankes.

  • chimichanga

    I had this wonderful, colorful dream from which I did not want to awake. A house fell on Ted Cruz. Donald Trump melted.
    :-( I woke up and found myself in Kansas. Aw, shit.

    • toomanyrappers

      So it was like a combination of The Secret of Nimh and Raiders of the Lost Ark?

    • yyyaz

      Can I haz some of what you’re taking, without the Kansas part?

  • MOG253

    Not sure I’m going to make it through this election cycle, may need more medication.

    • SDGeoff

      Gin.

      • 451 Byrnes

        A good Scotch.

        • SDGeoff

          That too!

          • Skadi

            Don’t forget chocolate!

          • Paul

            AOT,K

    • Courser

      Need more weed

  • Playonwords

    Sounds like finding out about the planning notice
    https://youtu.be/HNmIQX_ImgM

  • Markuserektus
  • Latverian Diplomat

    Kansas has really gone downhill since Superman moved to Metropolis.

  • TheBidenator

    Kris Kobach is composed of the spunk from a zombified gorilla….now, what were we talking about?

    • theCryptofishist

      Guerrilla Leibulz!

  • TheBidenator

    Wasn’t Kris Kobach also the keen legal ‘intellect’ behind Arizona’s “Papers, Please” law that was cofunded by FAIR and the Pioneer Fund, two anti-immigrant white supremacist groups?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      The very same.

  • TheBidenator

    Say…shouldn’t her right boob feel upset because only the left one voted?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The right wasn’t happy with any of the candidates. We’re seeing that a lot this year.

    • pragmatist3

      Actually, from her perspective it was the right boob that voted.
      The left one apparently lacked a photo ID.

      • uptown brothers

        apropos of nothing but the juxtaposition of the words “perspective” and “boob,” the first dirty limerick I learned, courtesy Playboy Magazine in 1964, when I was 10:

        To his girl said the sharp-eyed detective,
        “Can it be that my eyesight’s defective?
        Has your east tit the least bit
        The best of your west tit
        Or is it a trick of perspective?”

        It has stayed with me all these years. Probably will be the last thing to go when the Alzheimers hits.

        • zerosumgame0005

          geezus christ you read it for the articles????????

          • uptown brothers

            The joke page was the back (of the middle fold section I believe) of the centerfold page.

          • Skadi

            Doesn’t everybody? 0:-)

          • zerosumgame0005

            asking for a friend :)

          • Celtic_Gnome

            Don’t forget the cartoons.

          • theCryptofishist

            No, for the limericks. Obvs.

          • zerosumgame0005

            kinky!

        • tinywriting

          Another limerick from Playboy:

          The new cinematic emporium
          Is not just a super sensorium
          But a highly effectual
          Heterosexual
          Mutual Masturbatorium.

      • TheBidenator

        I’m sorry did you say something? I was looking at boobs…

        • zerosumgame0005

          all the upfists! but not in your naughty spots of course! unless you ask for that…just buy me dinner first :P

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “…federal law, which requires only that states accept voter registration applications at the Department of Motor Vehicles… ”

    I’m sure that’s why they passed a fucking federal law: to regulate the filiing out of forms. Not, you know, the actual right to vote. These people are shitstains on America’s underwear.

    • zerosumgame0005

      shit-stained underwear the world over object to that!

  • mardam422

    Mr. Kobach said it was misleading to say
    that registrations were being purged because the people whose voter
    applications were in suspense had never officially been registered to
    vote.
    That be some grade A weaselin’.

  • eric

    2016 and ain’t a damn thing changed.

  • Iam Reading

    Didn’t we defeat the confederates? WTF?????

    • Kansas was on the right side in that war. :(

      • Iam Reading

        I’m referring to the mentality. Idaho wasn’t even a state, but we have a metric fuckton of confederate mentality here. Also, pretty sure the Kansas bushwhackers weren’t on board with the rest of the state. Perhaps their descendants are behind these efforts?

      • Eric Paul

        Not all in Kansas. There were plenty of Confederates in good old Kansas.

        • Querolous

          ↓↓

  • WackMeStupid

    Another prime example of Republicans loving the Constitution except when they don’t.

  • Calli Arcale

    “Despite there being virtually zero evidence of voting fraud”

    Um, seems to me there’s quite massive fraud, given how he’s just given testimony that 12,000 voter registrations were tossed out without any attempt to notify the voters in question that they would not be eligible to vote…..

    But I guess it’s not fraud to disenfranchise people, even if you do it by deliberately misleading them, as long as you’re doing it all official-like.

    • veska

      That’s election fraud, not voter fraud. It’s a nuanced difference, but basically voter fraud is perpetrated by someone trying to cast a ballot, whereas election fraud is pretty much everything else.

      • Paperless Tiger

        Election Systems & Software libelz!

        • Amy!

          Ha. I worked on a proprietary electronic voting machine’s software, twenty years ago. That system’s prolly been retired. But based on that experience?

          There is nothing bad that can be said about electronic voting systems that could not be defended against a charge of libel in court. Truth is an absolute defense; the systems absolutely suck.

  • pragmatist3

    Didn’t read the article, but as to the picture I think she should have another sticker that reads “Me Too!”

  • Ryan Denniston

    I got a bunch of curious stares on the bus on the way home with that picture. Thanks Dok!

    • zerosumgame0005

      should have told them that voting gets you boobs! that would increase the male vote I tells ya, now we have to think of one for the ladies…

      • Paperless Tiger

        this?

  • Naytch

    If Scalia was murdered by those pillows, I wanna be next!

  • DahBoner

    I betcha most of the dogs in Kansas don’t have papers, either…
    https://youtu.be/LQfdSBq7flw

    • gingerland62

      Round up the usual suspects…

  • Jennifer R

    Every day the world gets a little worse.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE! Since most places accept a valid driver’s license as legal ID, why doesn’t Kansas do the fair thing and require every single person who wants a driver’s license to bring in their birth certificate or passport? Or would that inconvenience and piss off too many of the wrong fucking people?

    • If you get your license from KS, they have it. If you were born in Kansas, but got your original license elsewhere, the state has access to check your citizenship and they eventually did this last year for about 10% of the suspended voters.

      The problem comes the elderly, no longer able to driver that may not even possess a “certified” copy of their birth certificate also don’t have a way to physically get one, some can’t afford the $20 fee and if you’re a woman – you also have to provide certified documentation of any name changes (i.e. marriage/divorce/deaths).

      Very little of the state’s population live in a city, many folks live in central or western Kansas in incredibly poor and removed from services that many of us take for granted every day.

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    I’m still waiting to see all the cases of this in-person voter fraud we must be protected from.

  • RobKanC

    Has anyone wondered why voter fraud is so prevalent in republican controlled states? They must know something, that we don’t, as they were obviously elected by voting. mmmmm..

  • Celtic_Gnome

    I so worry about the 2016 election in Ohio. It will only take a few lines of code to hook the voter tabulation system back up to the Republican-controlled mirror site the Secretary of State’s office set up in 2004 to re-elect Bush.

    • I’m hoping Anonymous will be watching.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild
  • guppy06

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… what about REAL ID?

  • Sterculius

    I don’t understand it. Wouldn’t it be more simple to use a color swatch? If your skin is lighter than the swatch, you get to vote, if it isn’t, you get drug tested.

  • TeenLaQueefa

    As a citizen of the state of Kansas I’d like to apologize for Kobach and his shitty fucking laws.

    I’m truly sorry people here are so fucking ignorant.

  • Antimassacree

    Looking forward to the day when Kris Kobach gets stuffed head first into the memory hole.

  • amusing_myself

    wouldn’t it be fun if the ALCU actually created an assistance service and payment system to assist people in getting proper identification to present when registering instead of pulling numbers out of their collective arses and clogging up the judicial system? …. I am almost 60 years old and spent 30+ years traveling the globe in the US Navy and I still have my original Birth Certificate. Grow up and be responsible for your important paperwork. After all, one cannot take an animal to a vet for a regular appointment without proving it has had it’s rabies shot… I bet most of you have that one handy…..

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