From the Houston Chronk:
At a contentious congressional hearing on Thursday, Texas Rep. Charlie Gonzalez denounced as “extreme” the new Voter ID law approved this year by the Texas legislature.
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., said [such] laws were needed because of widespread examples of voter fraud.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, dismissed Rokita’s claim.
“You have a better chance of being struck by lightning” than be hit by voter fraud, Brown said.
Rokita said that fraud had occurred but he would not provide examples, saying it was “not worth proving.”
Brown said the Voter ID laws were “a solution in search of a problem.”
Anecdotal evidence is not needed to legitimize our criticisms about overbroad definitions of ‘gender identity.’
Now that I think about it, I’ve never seen the minority-vote-suppressing, corporate-christianist Republicans and the lesbian trans-exterminationists in the same room at the same time.
Now I know why.
It is stated as a well authenticated fact that if the issue of a black man and a white woman, and a white man and a black woman, intermarry, they cannot possibly have any progeny, and such a fact sufficiently justifies those laws which forbid the intermarriage of blacks and whites, laying out of view other sufficient grounds for such enactments.
That didn’t need proving – by objective means – to the Missouri Supreme Court in 1883 (State v. Jackson, 80 Mo. 175) either.
Passive voice from active bigots apparently never does.