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Obstacles to Voter Participation in Asian American Communities

NPR has a story today detailing some challenges faced by voting-eligible Asian American citizens.

From name confusion by officials to communication barriers, frustration and other difficulties may discourage or deny the rights of eligible voters.

Enacting Voter ID legislation in North Carolina will prove to be detrimental to the voter rights of minority communities in the state.

8 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    September 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    False. Showing a photo ID to vote is not any more onerous on the Asian Americans as anyone else. Do you think that Asian Americans that may have attended the DNC had any difficulty in showing their photo IDs to gain entrance? This is a good common sense initiative to prevent voter fraud. When you see how much the left squacks about verifying voters, it certainly makes one wonder what they are hiding.

  2. Rob Schofield

    September 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Listen to the story, Frank.

  3. gregflynn

    September 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    My worn out driver license barely shows my face. I know a bunch of people who could look like that picture. Photo ID is a farce. You know what would be easier and more effective? Take a picture of each voter, or even a thumbprint, at the polling location.

  4. Jack

    September 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    So, for example, in a town of 200 where everyone knows everyone, a person of voting age who doesn’t have their government issued photo ID will be denied voting rights. Got it.

    You know what would be easier and more effective? Don’t fix what ain’t broke.

  5. Frances Jenkins

    September 20, 2012 at 5:19 am

    There is a reason 75% of NC want Voter ID. Most people are aware of the practices in their communities that shape election results. It is easy to ignore and write glowing articles about the loss of the right to vote. In reality, the voting process is deeply flawed and often times the poor are the individuals compromised. You write from your lofty position of lack of experience on the ground. You really do not know first hand if voter fraud exist or not. I challenge Rob and Greg to actually work an election cycle. How can the process be improved to protect the right of voters? Experience the process before you write.

  6. gregflynn

    September 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

    If you want to identify yourself properly to me Frances we might continue this discussion. Until then you are simply a figment of someone’s imagination taking pot shots at real people.

  7. Frances Jenkins

    September 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    You are not a brave person, Greg!

  8. gregflynn

    September 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I rest my case.

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