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Voter ID Challenger “Happy As a Clam” to Get Free ID in Pennsylvania (delicious irony alert)
Heritage Foundation ^ | 8/20/2012 | Elizabeth Garvey

Posted on 08/21/2012 5:54:23 AM PDT by Kolath

In another victory for voter ID, last week a Pennsylvania district court rejected a challenge to stop the state’s new voter ID law from going into effect before the upcoming presidential election.

Now the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Viviette Applewhite, the lead plaintiff in the case who claimed that she would be unable to vote because of the new law, has obtained a voter ID.

One day after the new law was upheld, Applewhite used a combination of her Medicare card, a state Department of Public Welfare card, and other documents showing her current address to obtain a free ID.

This latest development highlights the fact that requiring photo ID is not an onerous restriction or a “poll tax,” as Attorney General Eric Holder has erroneously asserted. Pennsylvania’s law will help prevent fraud in elections, and the state has a checkered past when it comes to voter fraud.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; fraud; id; pa; voter; voterfraud; voterid

1 posted on 08/21/2012 5:54:35 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

I do not see where she had to prove her citizenship in the list of documents used to get a voter ID. Perhaps that is in the full article?


2 posted on 08/21/2012 5:57:10 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Kolath
Applewhite used a combination of her Medicare card, a state Department of Public Welfare card, and other documents showing her current address to obtain a free ID.

Wonder what ID she used to get her State welfare card. Apparently, it wasn't such an inconvenience to cough up the necessary paperwork for that.

3 posted on 08/21/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Kolath

Are the Left telling them it is a poll tax? There hasn’t been a poll tax for years.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 6:02:03 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fatima; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; ..

PA Ping!

If you want on/off the PA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


5 posted on 08/21/2012 6:07:21 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: Kolath
Applewhite used a combination of her Medicare card, a state Department of Public Welfare card
She's 93 years old, and probably been on the dole for over 40 years.
"Disenfranchised" my @ss.

6 posted on 08/21/2012 6:09:42 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: freekitty

The left is telling them that voter ID is worst thing since Pharaoh enslaving the tribes of Judea.

It’s a full court press on the left because voter fraud is a solid 2%-3% gimmie for the dems in certain areas.


7 posted on 08/21/2012 6:10:25 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath

How do you assess the emotional state of a bivalve mollusk?


8 posted on 08/21/2012 6:12:36 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: liberalh8ter

A friend told me she had to use her US passport, her SS card, a utility bill and a notarized letter to get the benefits card, plus about three interviews. That’s in NY.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 6:13:38 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Kolath; freekitty

In the 2008 elections, I remember that the corrupt, stinking Philly craphole voted at 112%-PLUS of registered voters. Same in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

I’m no math genius, but it didn’t take even 5secs to figure that scam out. They probably wore out hundreds of buses from NJ to PA. bringing-in dupe voters, and having other unregistered, “disenfranchised”, lowlife, lib-dem dirtbags in PA, vote 2-3-4x. In many polling stations, the lib-dem thugs physically-threatened and ran-off the GOP poll-watchers. The crooked union cops just looked the other way.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: liberalh8ter

“Wonder what ID she used to get her State welfare card. Apparently, it wasn’t such an inconvenience to cough up the necessary paperwork for that.”

My thoughts exactly.


11 posted on 08/21/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Kolath
One day after the new law was upheld, Applewhite used a combination of her Medicare card, a state Department of Public Welfare card, and other documents showing her current address to obtain a free ID.

I wonder whose name is on it.

12 posted on 08/21/2012 6:40:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: liberalh8ter

She seemed to have SSN card but it was stolen. What I don’t understand is why she didn’t get a replacement for that one first.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 6:54:27 AM PDT by paudio (Two stubborn facts remain: (1) Romney is better than 0bama, and (2) Romney is the Republican Nominee)
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To: carriage_hill

No telling how many polling people filled out ballots too.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 7:12:47 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kolath

John Connolly in his book wrote about Lyndon Johnson sending him down to South Texas to fix the vote.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 7:14:35 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: paudio

Because a special interest group didn’t come knocking, asking her to be a poster lady for stolen Social Security cards.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Kolath

I’ve often stated that the same political party that prides itself
in transporting their voters to the voting booths on election
day could just as easily initiate a campaign to transport folks
to the appropriate state agency which provides IDs. The dirty
little secret is that they know that this would make multiple
voting more problematic.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 8:03:55 AM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Kolath
Get her on the tube to do a public service message on "just how easy it was to get my voter ID". Lady could help the cause.

The Kenyan must go.

18 posted on 08/21/2012 2:47:12 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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