Skip to comments.Reviving Jim Crow? (Barf)
Posted on 08/22/2005 3:00:21 PM PDT by RWR8189
Any day now the Justice Department will render judgment on one of the single most discriminatory pieces of voting legislation of recent years: a Georgia state law requiring voters to present one of only six forms of photo identification before they can exercise their right to vote. Before enforcing this statute, Georgia must get Justice Department approval by proving that the law will not put minority voters in a worse position than they were in before the requirement was instituted.
The facts surrounding Georgia's voter identification requirement cannot be disputed. Virtually every black legislator opposes the legislation, and most black lawmakers staged a walkout to protest its passage. Every major civil rights and minority advocacy group, including the NAACP, and many legal scholars, oppose the restriction; several have submitted comments to the Justice Department for consideration.
Additionally, it is surprisingly difficult to obtain a photo ID in Georgia. Though the state has 159 counties, there are only 56 places in which residents can obtain a driver's license, and not one is within the city limits of Atlanta or within the six counties that have the highest percentage of blacks.
There is also considerable evidence that photo ID requirements have a disproportionately negative impact on blacks and other minorities. The Justice Department found as recently as a decade ago that blacks in Louisiana were four to five times less likely than whites to have photo IDs
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If you don't care enough to go through the process for registration then you probably shouldn't be voting in the first place.
Requiring proof of citizenship is the equivalent of "Jim Crow"?
They made that the law here after all the dems shenanigans in the 2002 Senate race and the left howled it up about how it disenfranchised Native Americans. How hard is it to carry a photo id? It would only seem reasonable to have to prove you are who you say you are when you vote. Anything less is utter nonsense.
Are these photo ID's provided free, or do I have to pay a fee to exercise my fundamental right as an American to vote?
He's full of used food. While there is not one within the city limits, there are locations in many of the suburbs - and at least one in each of the counties he cites.
There are two in Cobb Co., three in Fulton Co., three in DeKalb Co., two in Gwinnett Co....
I could keep going, but the bottom line is that this moron doesn't understand reality.
Most people have drivers' licenses. The state makes it easy to obtain a license or state ID. The governor is establishing mobile ID units so that people who cannot get to the locations (i.e., the homeless; seniors, etc.) can get them.
If someone cannot afford a state ID (which is $20 for five years or $35 for ten), the state will provide one FREE OF CHARGE!
The bottom line is that under the present system, any Tom, Dick or Harry with a utility bill in his hand can use that as ID to vote. Hell, I could swipe a utility bill out of someone's mailbox and claim to be them.
You need a photo ID to cash a check at a bank (the claim that most of these race baiters use is that there are some people who don't cash checks -- I don't buy that arguement), to catch a plane or to catch Amtrak. You need a photo ID in some cases to pick up a check or to claim government benefits.
This is nothing but partisan politics. The state (and it's Republican governor) has made it as easy as possible to get a government-issued photo ID. The claims that the left are making on this are insane. I don't understand what possible reason they could have to claim this is racist, unless they want to keep the black community from thinking for themselves.
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"If someone cannot afford a state ID (which is $20 for five years or $35 for ten), the state will provide one FREE OF CHARGE!"
Then I have no problem with this legislation.
It will be seen as a poll tax.
Why haven't/didn't Shirley Franklin/Bill Campbell/Maynard Jackson/Andrew Young ever do anything about this?
unless they want to keep the black community from thinking for themselves.
I often wonder how many Democrats are in office solely because there is massive voter fraud that has been hidden for decades because of policies where no ID is required. One has to wonder why any sane person could oppose IDs at voter precincts.... unless, well you know. If all else fails, raise the race card... it works. SICKENING!!
The Rats don't want voters to show ID because it will cut into their illegal voting practices.The cry of Jim Crow only shows how idiotic these people are.If you can't prove who you are,where you live or your legal age,you shouldn't be allowed to vote.I guess this clown doesn't think black people are smart enough to carry identification and should be treated like children.
It's a state of Georgia issue -- the better question is why Roy Barnes or even (gasp!) Zell Miller didn't do anything about this. Why'd it take GOP governor Sonny Perdue to "git' 'er done?"
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
"If you don't have any form of acceptable ID how do write/cash a check, board an airplane ect ect?"
You'd be shocked at how many don't do either.
"Presumably, most Americans acquire photo ID during the normal course of their lives, e.g., when they get a driver's license, passport, or state ID required by banks and businesses for many routine financial transactions."
Since the state will provide the photo ID, good for up to 10 years, free to those who can not afford them, then I don't see how this legislation creates any impediment to people voting.
That is such a stupid statememnt I will not even go there!
yanno, I had to renew while living in Atlanta, and was able to do it at a grocery store (I think it was Publix) just outside the 285 loop a couple of exits south of Spaghetti Junction.
Aside from me, about 95% of the folks there doing the same damned thing were black.
This author is a mo-tard.
The governor of Georgia has offered to send people to the homes of those who can not go out for any number of reasons. Dead people vote in Georgia. The Democrats have stolen elections before....they just want the voter fraud to continue. I have shown idea in Cherokee County for years.
Show your ID or forget about voting!
Learn english and abide by OUR laws or get out of my Country. If changing a Country is what you want, stay home and change it, leave mine alone.
I am all for making it easy to vote, but what is wrong with showing ID?? That is at least and indication that you have the legal right to vote in My Country.
"Are these photo ID's provided free, or do I have to pay a fee to exercise my fundamental right as an American to vote?"
They are free, and someone from the state will come to your house and provide you with the ID if you are unable to make it to the office. They have made every effort to make this a no-brainer. I guess it would interfere with too many aliases thus disenfranchising certain people by restricting them to only one vote. The Dems are having a stroke over this.
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