Mr. Blaska responded today in this thread
David Blaska wrote:Citing Columbia University studies apparently is not enough. Hey, no one can force you to agree with facts you don't like. You want to believe Voter I.D. reduces turnout despite all the statistics, be my guest. That doesn't make you a liar; just a true believer -- and a thread hijacker.
I addressed the problems with the Columbia study twice earlier in this very thread, so I guess it's time to bump his later assertions requiring supporting facts yet again:
Q1: What studies/statistics show that, for the other six states with strict photo voter ID laws, fraudulent voting at the ballot box decreased as a direct result of the law?
David Blaska wrote:Placing a mark on drivers licenses denoting felon is under consideration.
Q2: What is your source on this?
Q3: Assuming this plan passes, how would the law prevent felons from voting if they presented an ID other than their driver's license?
David Blaska wrote:As to the # of prosecutions: proving an intent and getting a conviction is a difficult and time-consuming proposition. Prevention is much more cost-effective.
Q4: Please cite numbers to show that prosecuting the current low numbers of fraudulent voters (11 charged in 2010) is more expensive to state taxpayers than the estimated $6 million this year and $4 million/year after this law will cost.
Optional question that requires no research at all!
Q5: Mr. Blaska, what is your opinion of the campaigns by Americans for Prosperity and Wisconsin Family Action to send absentee ballots with false submission dates and return addresses to AFP to solidly Democratic voting blocs?
Another question that requires no research at all!
(thanks to acereraser for the link
Q6: Mr. Blaska, please comment on the following quote by Paul Weyrich, noted conservative and founder of The Heritage Foundation and ALEC, among many others:
"I don't want everybody to vote," the influential conservative activist Paul Weyrich told a gathering of evangelical leaders in 1980. "As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."