Skip to comments.Supreme Court appears likely to back voter ID law
Posted on 01/09/2008 8:22:32 PM PST by My_Name_is_a_Number
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A conservative majority of the Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to support an Indiana law requiring voters to show photo identification, despite concerns that it could deprive thousands of people of their right to vote. The Supreme Court is reviewing an Indiana law that requires voters to show a photo ID. At issue is whether state laws designed to stem voter fraud would disenfranchise large numbers of Americans who might lack proper identification -- many of them elderly, poor or minority voters. In what has become a highly partisan legal and political fight, the justices wrestled with a balancing test of sorts to ensure both state and individual interests were addressed. Civil rights activists and the state Democratic Party complain Indiana's law is the most restrictive in the nation. "The real question is, does it disenfranchise anyone?"
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About time we start securing our elections against vote fraud. As it is now, we are no better that a bananna republic.
It is absurd NOT to ask for ID. Completely absurd. it should be a no-brainer.
Isn't that the wrong question for a court to decide? The Court should be deciding if there is anything in the Constitution prohibiting legislatures from determining what they must do to prevent fraud. Agreeing with the legislature's decision shouldn't be a part of their inquiry.
Oh well, I can dream.
“Isn’t that the wrong question for a court to decide? The Court should be deciding if there is anything in the Constitution prohibiting legislatures from determining what they must do to prevent fraud. Agreeing with the legislature’s decision shouldn’t be a part of their inquiry.”
It’s still TBD whether we got 2 male Miers for the price of 1.
Only time will tell.
Among those cited by Democrats is Mary-Jo Criswell, a 71-year-old Indianapolis Democrat, who could not vote last November because she had no driver’s license or valid passport.
She previously had used a private bank-issued card with her photo when voting. The former precinct committeewoman had difficulty rebuilding an identity trail, and still does not have a valid photo ID. Criswell said in an affidavit she felt intimidated by the burdensome bureaucracy she claims is needed to vote.
LOL-she OBVIOUSLY hasn’t been to the DMV-talk about burdensome bureacracy
It is absurd to us but the Democrats have a cottage industry in states where no ID is required....as in NH.
“The real question is, does it disenfranchise anyone?”
Only those it should.
“One of the individuals used by opponents to the law as an example of how the law hurts older Hoosiers is registered to vote in two states.”
My state has always required photo i.d.
It’s never been an issue.
But then again, we don’t have large populations of illegals trying to make these things issues.
Naive as I am, I thought the logic of requiring an ID to vote would transcend ideology and get a 9/9 ruling out of the court. I hope CNN is wrong about only “a conservative majority” favoring it.
Wonder if the picture of the headstone will suffice for the picture on the ID in Chicago?
A strong law requiring voter ID is long overdue.I certainly hope the supreme court upholds Indiana law. The full article made mention that the court may uphold with some changes. I hope they will look at the possibility of requiring votes to be cast only in the state where you received the ID. That will help eliminate one of the favorite frauds perpetrated by the Dems. Double voting. Hundreds of illegal votes are cast every election in winter hot spots like Florida when large amounts of easterners go there for the winter and also vote in their home state via absentee ballot.
71 years old and obviously on social security and medicare. Now tell me there is no ID requirement to get those benefits. Come on, how stupid do you think we are.
With this law in place the left will try to legalize, then unionize the fraudulent document industry. George Soros will have to buy DieBold and hire every expert programmer he can find.
New pro illegal lobby slogan:
ELECTIONS: Doing the voting that Americans won’t do.
IT WILL STOP ALL THE CHEATERS!!!!
“The former precinct committeewoman had difficulty rebuilding an identity trail, and still does not have a valid photo ID. Criswell said in an affidavit...”
Let her try and rent a movie sometime, THEY don’t have a problem asking for ID!
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