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Iowa House OKS requiring photo ID to vote
Mason City Globe Gazette ^ | 1.27.11 | James Q. Lynch

Posted on 01/27/2011 4:07:35 PM PST by Free Vulcan

DES MOINES - Despite Democratic objections that it was a "solution in search of a problem," the Iowa House approved requiring Iowans to show a photo ID to vote.

"This is a bill created to create a problem," Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, D-Ames, said before the House voted 60-40 to send the measure to the Senate.

Floor manager Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, called the bill necessary to protect the integrity of elections and to make voting more uniform across the state. Now, election official may ask for a photo ID. HF 95 would remove that subjectivity by requiring everyone to show their ID.

Democrats said House File 95, which is modeled after Indiana's law that has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, should be called a voter suppression act.

"Voting is a right. It is not a privilege. It is a right," said Rep. Mary Gaskill, D-Ottumwa, a former county commissioner of elections. "If a person goes into vote, does not have a photo ID and cannot devote the time and expense to acquiring one, their right to vote has been denied."

Rights come with responsibility, said Rep. Gary Worthan, R-Storm Lake.

"If you're not willing to accept that responsibility, maybe put in a little effort on your part to get a photo ID, study the issues, register, that doesn't say a whole lot about you interest in your government and what's going on around you," Worthan said.

(Excerpt) Read more at globegazette.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: aliens; iowa; photoid; schultz; thatsracist; voting
If we can get this signed by the Gov., our new GOP Secretary of State will have some good ammo to stop the unions busing in votes like they did in '08 to Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and other large metropolitan areas.
1 posted on 01/27/2011 4:07:41 PM PST by Free Vulcan
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To: Free Vulcan
Will have speedy Gonzales on each ID.
2 posted on 01/27/2011 4:10:56 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Free Vulcan

Let’s hope this goes national. I can’t imagine why anyone would want it to be otherwise.


3 posted on 01/27/2011 4:11:13 PM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: Free Vulcan

Texas Senate also passed something like that.

No more bringing a utility bill as ID on election day!


4 posted on 01/27/2011 4:11:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Free Vulcan

This is an important move to stop ACORN and the like from pulling another Claire McCackle.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 4:13:03 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Free Vulcan

Texas just got a photo ID passed in the State Senate. With the Texas House at 101 - 49 GOP advantage it should be passed, signed by the Governor and the law before the end of this year.


6 posted on 01/27/2011 4:14:17 PM PST by deport
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To: Free Vulcan

Have to get it past King Grand-Stall in the Senate before Gov B. can sign it into law.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 4:14:32 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Free Vulcan

SCOTUS has been crystal clear on this issue. There is no “right” to vote. States are, or were, free to set their own qualifications to cast a ballot.


8 posted on 01/27/2011 4:14:41 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Whatever - some liberal judge will whack it down.


9 posted on 01/27/2011 4:20:56 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: Free Vulcan

What poor person cant get a state ID?

I can damn well guarantee you that if it’s needed to get their welfare cash, they would be camped out in front of the SOS to make sure they had one then.


10 posted on 01/27/2011 4:21:34 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: GeronL
No more bringing a utility bill as ID on election day!

Lucky you. Here in NC, all you have to do is know the name and address.
11 posted on 01/27/2011 4:23:07 PM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: VanDeKoik

All they’d have to do is give up 2 or 3 packs of cigs in a year’s time and they could save enough to pay for one. I think they are still under $10.


12 posted on 01/27/2011 4:25:59 PM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: ReverendJames

Read the article closer newb:

“Democrats said House File 95, which is modeled after Indiana’s law that has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court...”


13 posted on 01/27/2011 4:27:53 PM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Thank God some grown ups are back in control in DM. There is only one reason for anyone to claim it is not necessary to provide a photo ID to vote. You don’t think Dims want to make it easy to commit voter fraud, do you? Nah, can’t be.


14 posted on 01/27/2011 4:31:23 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Renderofveils

wow!

That is messed up.


15 posted on 01/27/2011 4:32:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Free Vulcan

Well, so how many voter ID laws have been shot down by federal judges? Georgia as an example? I was talking generically. How many laws on voting are being shot down by federal judges is my point.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 4:35:10 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
"Voting is a right. It is not a privilege. It is a right," said Rep. Mary Gaskill, D-Ottumwa, a former county commissioner of elections. "If a person goes into vote, does not have a photo ID and cannot devote the time and expense to acquiring one, their right to vote has been denied." Rights come with responsibility, said Rep. Gary Worthan, R-Storm Lake. "If you're not willing to accept that responsibility, maybe put in a little effort on your part to get a photo ID, study the issues, register, that doesn't say a whole lot about you interest in your government and what's going on around you," Worthan said.
Thanks Free Vulcan.


17 posted on 01/27/2011 4:37:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Free Vulcan
We Hoosiers got a few things right!

Gary,Indiana doesn't need Chicago residents adding to the Democratic Party numbers.

18 posted on 01/27/2011 4:40:26 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Free Vulcan

Whats the big deal?

If you want to vote , show a photo ID.

If you want to run for President show a Birth Certificate.


19 posted on 01/27/2011 4:46:07 PM PST by Venturer
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To: VanDeKoik
The leftists always get pushed into the corner on this one and their last line of rationale is mooing about the pooooor that can't get to the govt office to apply for the card and get their photo taken.

Ummmmm...problem solved. Every county should have one or two police, fire, meter readers, etc. that go to the pooooor voter's house and give them their ap and take their picture.

No picture ID, no vote. I can't believe we are still arguing about this stupidity. On the other hand, Barry can't even come up with his BC...so this is just par for the course. Uggggh.

20 posted on 01/27/2011 4:50:01 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: VanDeKoik
I do believe pointing that out is uncivil and vitriolic...not to mention a tad racist! Come on....be like CNN and TRY!
21 posted on 01/27/2011 4:51:42 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: Venturer

Word up in the hood says an AZ type proof of eligibility bill might be put up in the IA legislature this session.


22 posted on 01/27/2011 4:53:56 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote conservative! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Make them free, but check for outstanding warrants when they apply.


23 posted on 01/27/2011 4:54:10 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: ReverendJames
Isn't IOWA a Blue state? And if so ID check wouldn't matter because
they can't steal an election they already have sewn up. Watch for a reversal
though if a Repub climbs ahead in the polls 2012.

ATM I'm to lazy to check the D's and R's.

24 posted on 01/27/2011 4:59:27 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Free Vulcan
"This is a bill created to create a problem," Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, D-Ames, said before the House voted 60-40 to send the measure to the Senate.

The "problem" being that it will make it much harder to steal an election.

25 posted on 01/27/2011 5:02:19 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: GeronL
Texas Senate also passed something like that.

Yep, and this is on the "fast track" by Govenor "Rick". It will be law soon in Texas. The election fraud in Houston and Dallas are about to go down a notch.

26 posted on 01/27/2011 5:02:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Texas Fossil

yeehaw


27 posted on 01/27/2011 5:06:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Free Vulcan

While it is true that voting is a right, it is also true that rights can be taken away or, forfeited. For example, felons in some states cannot vote. Only citizens have the right to vote, these are simple concepts to understand.

Certainly there is no “right” to vote more than once - ensuring the security and viability and accuracy of elections is vital to the democratic process. Election fraud is poison, er, a cancer, on the body politic - no matter who does it. Honestly, the percentage of citizens who cannot or will not obtain ID is trivial, and it might be argued perhaps they shouldn’t be voting? It just doesn’t rise to a credible level - citizens have to prove identity many, many times - from renting a movie to buying a house, purchasing alcohol or weapons, air travel, the list is endless, with many of these requirements enacted by those of the same mindset who now claim otherwise for voting.

Let’s put it to a vote.


28 posted on 01/27/2011 5:22:54 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: Sergio

Over the next 20 years, we will have baby boomers who can’t get to the polls and need somebody to come register their vote. Lucky thing we have a hospice infrastructure ready and willing to do so. :(


29 posted on 01/27/2011 5:27:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: GeronL

Texas voter ID bill passes Senate, heads to House

http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/Texas-voter-ID-bill-passes-Senate-heads-to-House—114705309.html

“Texas Republican leaders have scored their first major legislative victory of the 2011 session with Senate passage of a bill requiring most residents to present photo identification before being allowed to vote.”

“The legislation, which exempts certain disabled people and those 70 and older, passed the Senate along partisan lines after majority Republicans shot down one Democratic amendment after another. One last-minute change both sides could agree on in the pro-gun Texas Legislature: a provision adding a concealed weapons permit as a valid form of identification.”

“The bill now moves to the state House, where passage is considered likely. GOP Gov. Rick Perry supports the measure.”


30 posted on 01/27/2011 5:41:49 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: GeronL
More important is the Texas HR295 bill requiring proof of eligibility.
82R302 JRJ-D

  By: Berman H.B. No. 295



A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT
  relating to certification for placement on the ballot of candidates
  for president or vice-president of the United States.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 192.033, Election Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (c) or (d), the
  secretary of state shall certify in writing for placement on the
  general election ballot the names of the candidates for president
  and vice-president who are entitled to have their names placed on
  the ballot.
         (d)  The secretary of state may not certify the name of a
  candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has
  presented the candidate's original birth certificate indicating
  that the person is a natural-born United States citizen.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.

31 posted on 01/27/2011 5:54:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: davisfh
I can’t imagine why anyone would want it to be otherwise

Ya ever notice that it is always the democrats that don't want voters to have to show an ID?

32 posted on 01/27/2011 5:54:33 PM PST by drypowder
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To: davisfh
I can?t imagine why anyone would want it to be otherwise.

Because one party's electoral success depends on the votes of ineligible and fraudulent voters, maybe?

33 posted on 01/27/2011 6:28:28 PM PST by Minn
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To: GeronL
That is messed up.

Little wonder that we had the Dims in control of the state legislature since 1898, huh?
34 posted on 01/27/2011 7:03:35 PM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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