Skip to comments.78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote
Posted on 03/25/2014 12:06:48 PM PDT by usconservative
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A federal judge last week upheld the right of states to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote. Voters continue to overwhelmingly support such a requirement.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. Thats up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement. (
Not for long.
22% Favor Stealing Elections
Yeah, but the dems say this ain’t so.
America really, really needs leadership which advocates policies which grow American businesses, in America, and benefit those of us in the American workforce.
Globalization is killing America.
Bring back American businesses. GOP bring back American businesses.
Those are the Democrats who don’t care about the law - and ILLEGALS.
Kinda surprising, surely more than 22% in this country are Dems.
How true. Consider the Election officials in some areas are not citizens. Then you have Holder/DOJ saying it is unfair. Until we impeach or convict Holder, nothing will change.
Let’s stop the early and/or absentee voting (except for the military). It is an opportunity to make ballots disappear. I know damn well that’s what they’re doing.
Watching the news reports recently of voting in Crimea, I was interested to note all voters presenting some form of ID before voting.
“22% Favor Stealing Elections”
What party do you think these people vote for???
Amen to that methodology!
“require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote”
Different from the headline.
Yes, for registering, but I wouldn’t be against it every time they actually vote.
Also, note that the only reason that citizens are so concerned about federal elections is because of the federal government's perceived powers. In other words, as a consequence of parents not making sure that their children are being taught the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, people don't understand that the states have never granted Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to establish much of the federal spending programs that many citizens now rely on. Corrupt federal politicians then take advantage of low-information voters by making all kinds of constitutionally indefensible campaign "promises" in order to get themselves elected.
Never mind disappearing. Early voting (as in MD...yyeeech) is another sign of a banana republic. Basically, any old time you want, go ahead and vote! Doesn’t matter if you are dead by the time the ACTUAL election and tally occurs, go ahead! It is totally unfair.
what the heck is wrong with the other 22%??? Are they ILLEGALS??? Probably
It should be changed to Monday and Tuesday. (Better for working folks, too.) AND no votes counted and/or revealed until after the polls are closed.
Requiring proof of citizenship would obviously be just another right wing extremist attempt to suppress the vote, and it would endanger Dim success in many parts of the US.
True, and maybe throw in Saturday to make voting even more convenient for working folks. All this early voting and absentee voting is made to order for all sorts of vote fraud.
78% you say?
That leaves 22% of the American population as total idiots.
The 22% here represents the dead voters.
That means 22% are still stupid.
The other 22% are either here illegally, or voting from beyond the grave. Thanks usconservative.
I’m with you on that, especially here in Illinois! More elections get stolen here by ballot boxes magically appearing than any other method!
Exactly right. You know we live in a country run by complete idiots when you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but it's somehow perfectly acceptable for illegal aliens to cross over our border without fear of recrmination, and voting without having to show ID!
It's ridiculous that at 51 years old I'm carded to buy alcohol (ok, I look very young for my age) and I have to show proof of insurance and a legal ID to receive medical treatment but no ID required to vote?!
It's outrageous and it needs to be fixed.
I copied and pasted the headline in, so if it's now different from what's on Rasmussen's site, he changed it. Not I. I don't do that.
78%?! What the heck is wrong with this country?! 100% of Americans should DEMAND that proof of citizenship be provided in order to register to vote.
Quite reasonable. However, at present I’m not aware of any easy way for a native-born citizen to prove citizenship.
I had to jump through a number of hoops a decade or so ago to get a passport.
IOW, if we’re going to require people to prove citizenship before registering to vote, then we need to make it reasonably easy to do so.
This tends, at least, to point us back in the direction of a national ID card. Which a lot of conservatives oppose for other reasons.
BTW, I found the passport ID requirements more than a little disturbing. The two primary docs required were SS card and birth certificate. While these certainly proved a Sherman Logan was born in the US, how did they prove that I was the Sherman Logan in question?
Went through a similar issue recently with my wife and her driver’s license. Had to get a copy of the marriage license from a county in MO. But that was all handled over the phone, with no real way to prove that the Miss Wilson on the birth certificate was the one who became Mrs. Logan. Anybody could have called up claiming to be Mr. Logan and get a cc on the marriage license.
Possibly there’s some mechanism here I don’t understand.
Only 78%? It should be 100%!
Strange, you would think that such a requirement would be widely discussed by elected officials if it's so popular among voters. Plus, the citizenship requirement to vote, in and of itself, is already on the books in every state of the Union. Yet, to the best of my knowledge, not a single congresscritter nor state legislator has been making a big issue about voter registrants proving citizenship. Not even "conservative" Republicans. What the heck are they scared of?
Our SOS in Michigan tried to get a citizenship requirement for voting but the courts shut her down. We do have a check box that says you’re a legal voter which needs to be signed.
As if they have all been bought and Paid for
If they talk about it, the media will label them a racist.
That is what they’re afraid of.
Exactly, media translation: 78% of americans are racist, in other news .
78% Favor Proof of Citizenship Before Being Allowed to Vote
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote.
Thats up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement.
Plus, the citizenship requirement to vote, in and of itself, is already on the books in every state of the Union.
Yet, to the best of my knowledge, not a single congresscritter nor state legislator has been making a big issue about voter registrants proving citizenship. - Not even "conservative" Republicans. - What the heck are they scared of?
Agree, and no boxes of "lost" ballots allowed either.
(1)Does the form specifically include the statement "I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN" next to the check box?
(2)Is that statement signed under penalty of perjury if it turns out to be false?
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has made this an issue. Obama has refused him access to the federal E-Verify database to verify citizenship.
Wow. A WHOLE 78%. One wonders if the other 22% are illegals or just plain stupid.
Ruth Johnson has been trying to clean up the voter rolls in Michigan too but the social security administration won’t help get rid of non living voters and the feds won’t help get rid of illegal voters.
The media shills for the Demagogic Party; meanwhile, it’s smart to keep the powder dry for the campaign season, you know how long it always seems before it’s done.
Indeed. Thanks for the ping!
Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. Did they poll the likely voters in the boneyards? They all speak with heavy accents, and so do their “aids” who push the levers for them. Their vote matters, too, and all the dead people are adamantly opposed to being disenfranchised by these racist tea baggers with their 79%. Zombo-Americans have the right to get up and vote, too.
I’m sick of democrats trying to steal my vote by diluting it with people who don’t have the right to vote.
It’s the same thing democrats did in the Jim Crow South - but back they they were stealing the votes of black people. Same crime - different choice of victim.
Vote the little sh*ts out - it’s our only chance....
What the Rasmussen poll results are telling us is that even a large segment of Democrats want citizenship checks on new voter registrants, which would probably imply that they are opposed to non-citizens voting.
So Republican candidates who come out of the shadows and support proof of citizenship for new voter registrants have a popular issue that cuts across party lines and can only help them politically.
Yep, this is an issue the Republicans should be all over but they have been silent, hopefully that changes.
Just plain common sense that everyone should have a proof of citizenship voters card to vote.
Thanks for pings Justice and LucyT