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Donna Brazile: Voter Photo ID Not the Answer
Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 4 May | Gordy

Posted on 05/08/2011 11:29:42 AM PDT by flowerplough

In the month since political analyst Donna Brazile took the helm as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, she's been focused on matters relating to the 2012 election, including a push by Republican-controlled state legislatures to require photo identification at the polls. Republicans say that the laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud, but Brazile claims that they're a partisan tactic designed to weed out voters who are more likely to be Democrats and help the GOP on Election Day.

"The photo-identification laws that Republicans are pushing across the country are most likely to disenfranchise young Americans, poor Americans and minorities -- individuals who are least likely to have government identification or to be able to afford to get it," said Brazile in a recent DNC statement.

Eight states have photo-ID laws, and legislation is pending in more than 30 others. Among the more noteworthy measures:

* An Ohio bill would require one of four forms of photo identification at the polls: an Ohio driver's license, a personal state ID card, a military ID or a passport.

* Under a Kansas bill, not only must voters show a photo ID at the polls; in order to register to vote, they will also have to produce their birth certificate or other proof of citizenship.

* A pending Texas bill rejects voters with IDs from state universities but would accept, among a few other forms of identification, a handgun license.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; ballotstuffing; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dnc; donnabrazile; howtostealanelection; racecard; voterfraud; voterid
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Fat, (token?) black, lesbian, out-of-touch, liberal elitist?

CIP: As Gore's for-a-while campaign manager in 2000, Brazile clumsily started a furor within her own party -- which was trying to appeal to the middle class, political independents and suburban voters -- when she said the pillars of the Democratic Party were African Americans, organized labor, women and homosexuals.

1 posted on 05/08/2011 11:29:44 AM PDT by flowerplough
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To: flowerplough

What an idiot


2 posted on 05/08/2011 11:32:53 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: flowerplough

Corruption at higher levels Proof positive these tyrants are not interested in fairness, integrity. It’s all about them and their selfish interests


3 posted on 05/08/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: flowerplough
The face of sheer racist stupidity.......


4 posted on 05/08/2011 11:34:41 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: flowerplough

“...a partisan tactic designed to weed out voters who are more likely to be Democrats and help the GOP on Election Day.”

Likely to be illegals, non-registered and/or dead!


5 posted on 05/08/2011 11:35:41 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: flowerplough
she said the pillars of the Democratic Party were African Americans, organized labor, women and homosexuals.

Score one for her! - Absolutely CORRECT !

6 posted on 05/08/2011 11:36:15 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: flowerplough

In the game of voter fraud, Democrats’ opposition to the voter photo id requirement is what’s known as a poker tell.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 11:36:57 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: flowerplough

>but Brazile claims that they’re a partisan tactic designed to weed out voters who are more likely to be Democrats and help the GOP on Election Day. <

Why thank you for pointing that out, Dummycrat. These “voters” are NOT residents nor citizens, ergo, they should NOT vote. See Donna, you dont have to stay at the Holiday Inn to figure that out.


8 posted on 05/08/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: flowerplough
Under a Kansas bill, not only must voters show a photo ID at the polls; in order to register to vote, they will also have to produce their birth certificate or other proof of citizenship.

Oh! The humanity! Why, you mean that people will actually have to demonstrate that they are eligible to vote? They will actually have to demonstrate that they are whom they say they are when appearing at the polls? What's a Democrat to do? How can they be expected to win an election if only eligible, registered voters are allowed to cast a ballot? This will be the end of the world as they know it.

This measure is no longer a bill, its now the law and I will proudly show my identification at the next election.

9 posted on 05/08/2011 11:37:46 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: flowerplough
Give voter fraud the finger!


10 posted on 05/08/2011 11:39:05 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: flowerplough

Donna doesn’t approve of corruption being exposed.


11 posted on 05/08/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: flowerplough

I guess if the question is “what is the capital of Mongolia?”, she is right. If the question is “how do we improve the integrity of the ballot box?” she is completely wrong.


12 posted on 05/08/2011 11:42:54 AM PDT by fhayek
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13 posted on 05/08/2011 11:47:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: flowerplough

Hey Donna, you know that photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register will put a big dent in that Dem voter base.


14 posted on 05/08/2011 11:47:48 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: flowerplough
"The photo-identification laws that Republicans are pushing across the country are most likely to disenfranchise young Americans, poor Americans and minorities -- "

...all those who aren't eligible to vote as well as the people we pay to vote multiple times in different precincts. (sarcasm)

15 posted on 05/08/2011 11:48:17 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: flowerplough

Seriously, how many citizens cannot produce any proof of it? If this is really a problem, we need to be looking at THAT. I think virtually everyone has a photo ID and it’s really seriously time people like this woman are called on the lie that they don’t. I’m so sick of duplicity in public officials.


16 posted on 05/08/2011 11:49:02 AM PDT by brytlea (Trying to think of something worth the waste of a keystroke...)
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To: flowerplough
Donna Brazile and her companions are ultimately opposed to the idea of elections period. By eliminating any requirements for voting eligibility they simply bring on chaos that will only be restored by a totalitarian state. In that case, elections are held only as window dressing, but they are meaningless.

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17 posted on 05/08/2011 11:50:58 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: flowerplough

OK Donna Brazilla-——when we don’t need to show our photo ID at airports, banks and retailers then its a go. Until then No ID should equal No voting. PERIOD!


18 posted on 05/08/2011 11:53:01 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: flowerplough

And where, may I ask, are the Republicans lined up to say “This is designed to prevent illegal voting which is the mainstay of the Democrat Party. Tough sh*t.”


19 posted on 05/08/2011 11:53:12 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Panzerlied
For the dems to claim that a photo ID would somehow adversely effect their demographic any more than the other party is tantamount to admitting a strategy of fraud. There is NO reason why a legal citizen, over the age of 18 who doesn't have a photo ID couldn't be provided with one free of charge. All funds used to further implement Clinton's motor voter law (aka bring an illegal to the polls day) could be diverted to support such a program.

It's a shame that the dems successfully polluted what once was the very symbol of American freedom and patriotism.

20 posted on 05/08/2011 11:54:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: flowerplough

Nope.

All the people she decribes have to have photo id of some kind already.

You can’t get utilities set up without photo id. You can’t buy cars without it. You can’t open any bank accounts without it. You have to show police officers id under certain circumstances. You cannot buy alcohol at a grocery store without it.

This is such a sham argument. All the bills always hav a provision if the people are too poor the state can provide them one. And illegals are not supposed to be able to vote so there’s no issue here, unless the dems (we know) want them to be able to vote illegally.


21 posted on 05/08/2011 11:57:28 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: flowerplough

Vote fraud isn’t the answer, either. Can we please have uncorrupted elections? The public has so little input into its government as it is.


22 posted on 05/08/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: flowerplough
"The photo-identification laws that Republicans are pushing across the country are most likely to disenfranchise young Americans, poor Americans and minorities -- individuals who are least likely to have government identification or to be able to afford to get it," said Brazile in a recent DNC statement.

Brazile is uttering nonsense by claiming that individuals who are least likely to have government identification or to be able to afford to get it, will be disenfranchised. Even if this government spends not a penny of our tax dollars to ensure that all have access to government identification, other charitable organizations would step up to the plate to provide id. They already do.

A small fraction of the waste and corruption in government spending would easily pay for id for all.

The Democrats are deathly afraid of losing the edge they probably have with undocumented voters.

23 posted on 05/08/2011 11:58:29 AM PDT by olezip
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To: flowerplough

Hey Donna, we’re upping our standards.

Up yours.


24 posted on 05/08/2011 11:59:53 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Kaslin

Idiot? No. She’s very good at making excuses for people to use in order to promote voter fraud.


25 posted on 05/08/2011 11:59:53 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: eyedigress
I'd say her career up to now has been devoted to advancing the art of vote buying.
26 posted on 05/08/2011 12:01:06 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: flowerplough
Brazile claims that they're a partisan tactic designed to weed out voters who are more likely to be Democrats and help the GOP on Election Day.

"The photo-identification laws that Republicans are pushing across the country are most likely to disenfranchise young Americans, poor Americans and minorities -- individuals who are least likely to have government identification or to be able to afford to get it," said Brazile in a recent DNC statement.

Individuals who are most likely to rely on government, tax-payer-supported welfare. Individuals every bit as likely to have government identification as any other American. "Afford to get it" -- what a laugh. So what Brazile is really telegraphing is that Democrats need these cheats to win.

What is really happening in America is that a minority has, by fraud, seized power. A perfect storm of news press, entertainment, and eduction has lured the majority into thinking itself the minority.

Those of us who are disgusted with the majority of our fellow Americans, the "idiot" voters who elected these clowns who must outnumber us, right? --- those of us who coil back in contempt at the majority of our compatriots, are doing harm.

We are falsely accusing each other because cheating liberals, through the perception Americans have of each other as presented by the MSM, news and entertainment -- and that includes FOX news -- have made it that way. FOX presents the template built for "conservatives." Mark my word, FOX will pretend Palin is invisible. Many Americans base their perceptions on what fellow conservatives are thinking with the honest faith that FOX won't fail them the same way other Alphabets have. My bet is that FOX will do just that.

So we have an increasingly angry general populace, disgusted with Obama, disgusted with liberalism, and disgusted with a biased press, that is inclined to mistakenly perceive more than half of its fellow Americans as in disagreement.

Once that illusion is broken, and vigilance against vote fraud is a SURE WAY to break that illusion, things will start to move fast.

A frightening thing to consider: judges and the courts in deciding vote fraud cases will be the last and final recourse before real violence, because a liberal minority has seized control through the likes of Barney Franks, Harry Reid, Al Franken -- blatant frauds; no one elected them. Fakes fail because they're fake. Many liberals in power are fake representatives; the majority oppose them.

27 posted on 05/08/2011 12:01:31 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: flowerplough

Notice every election cycle it’s is the Democrat Party that gets caught cheating and Democrats get convicted/go to jail.

It’s no wonder they’re against voter ID.


28 posted on 05/08/2011 12:02:26 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: flowerplough

You’re Donna Brazile and ever day is opposite day...


29 posted on 05/08/2011 12:05:20 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: flowerplough

I also think that anyone who doesn’t vote for say 4 years are sent a notice as to if they want to stay a registered voter. If they don’t they are purged from the rolls and must re-register with ID when they vote again.


30 posted on 05/08/2011 12:05:51 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: brytlea
Have you ever heard a lib on television explaining what a burden it is for their constituents to produce a valid photo ID? Its Intimidation, its expensive, and, of course, its racist
31 posted on 05/08/2011 12:07:12 PM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
And where, may I ask, are the Republicans lined up to say “This is designed to prevent illegal voting which is the mainstay of the Democrat Party. Tough sh*t.”

Now, you know Republicans don't like to talk that way. Extending the hand of comity and keeping partisanship out of government is much more important.

32 posted on 05/08/2011 12:08:53 PM PDT by Grut
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To: brytlea

The Democrat canard that the poor will not be able to produce ID is complete nonsense. They are amongst the most skilled in the land at procuring official identification, they need it in order to qualify for the panoply of government benefits to which they are entitled. Don’t have any doubt that the Democrat base can produce iron clad documentation when its to their advantage to do so.


33 posted on 05/08/2011 12:11:34 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: popdonnelly
The public has so little input into its government as it is.

Only because the voices of the actual voters are drowned out by the fraudulent votes.

34 posted on 05/08/2011 12:13:50 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 837 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, time to arrest Obama)
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To: flowerplough

Fat, (token?) black, lesbian, out-of-touch, liberal elitist? You left out UGLY.


35 posted on 05/08/2011 12:13:50 PM PDT by troy McClure
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To: Grut
Now, you know Republicans don't like to talk that way. Extending the hand of comity and keeping partisanship out of government is much more important. ?

It's because these guys are stupid enough to think the liberal minority is the majority. They're cowed.

36 posted on 05/08/2011 12:16:36 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: flowerplough
...when she said the pillars of the Democratic Party were African Americans, organized labor, women and homosexuals.

Well, at least she was honest.
Of course, honesty gets you nowhere in the DemocRat party.

37 posted on 05/08/2011 12:16:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NWFLConservative

“The face of sheer racist stupidity.......”

Precisely. You can’t fix issues of race if all you see is color.


38 posted on 05/08/2011 12:17:52 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: centurion316

I recall no serious problems with photo IDs when the government cheese program required it.


39 posted on 05/08/2011 12:18:58 PM PDT by Pusterfuss (If Obama is the answer, how stupid was the question?)
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To: flowerplough
The very best result (the one we will see results from) of the 2010 midterms were the large number of Republicans that were elected to the State Houses. This is just one of many examples of the REAL difference it is making across the Nation.

For all of there bluster, I have not seen real movement that would help us in any longterm way at the Federal level. Our hope is in the STATES forcing reform of the Feds.

40 posted on 05/08/2011 12:22:29 PM PDT by coldtexan (30 below keeps the RIF RAF out)
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To: null and void
"The public has so little input into its government as it is."

Only because the voices of the actual voters are drowned out by the fraudulent votes.

Amen.

41 posted on 05/08/2011 12:24:08 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Grut
"Extending the hand of comity and keeping partisanship out of government is much more important."

Agreed! And so, it seems, is losing!

42 posted on 05/08/2011 12:35:01 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: bill1952
...she said the pillars of the Democratic Party were African Americans, organized labor, women and homosexuals.\

And felons!

She forgot to mention felons!

43 posted on 05/08/2011 12:37:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: brytlea
"...Seriously, how many citizens cannot produce any proof of it? If this is really a problem, we need to be looking at THAT. I think virtually everyone has a photo ID..."
 
Agree. As I understand it, many, if not all, of these state efforts have provisions to issue personal photo ID cards free of charge to anyone who doesn't already have one and who cannot afford the small fee ($5 or so). 
 
There is NO valid reason for a person to not be able to produce photo identification in order to vote.

44 posted on 05/08/2011 12:45:25 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So
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To: flowerplough

Well you are going to have to show your ID to vote one day b!tch!

LLS


45 posted on 05/08/2011 12:47:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: vbmoneyspender
In the game of voter fraud, Democrats’ opposition to the voter photo id requirement is what’s known as a poker tell.

Well put! If Donna Brazile is against it, I am sooooo for it. Once these laws are in place, a Dem controlled legislature has to perform phenomenal pretzel logic to justify repealing such laws.

46 posted on 05/08/2011 12:49:04 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Comment removed by moderator)
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To: flowerplough

When my elderly parents stopped driving and their DL’s expired, I took them to the MVB and got them photo ID’s. It took about 15 minutes and was free. I’ve waited in line to vote longer than that!


47 posted on 05/08/2011 12:50:32 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
And are spring loaded to playing the race card whenever they encounter a situation that is not to their liking. It is the sign of a very weak intellect and very poor character.
48 posted on 05/08/2011 12:53:55 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: null and void

That picture is worthy of a place in a museum!


49 posted on 05/08/2011 12:56:13 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Comment removed by moderator)
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To: flowerplough
How can they steal elections if you require accountability for each vote?
50 posted on 05/08/2011 12:56:16 PM PDT by UrbanPanhandler (To find something "Wrong" in anything, just find where government has regulated it.)
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