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Wisconsin Assembly passes GOP-backed voter ID bill
Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/12/11

Posted on 05/12/2011 2:43:35 AM PDT by markomalley

The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a Republican-backed bill on Wednesday that will stiffen requirements for voter identification at polling places and was decried by Democrats as targeting their constituents.

The Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 60-35 and sent it on to the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans. Democrats introduced more than 50 amendments, all of which failed.

The measure was expected to further split the partisan divisions in the state after the recent bruising battle over newly elected Republican governor Scott Walker's successful campaign to weaken public sector union bargaining rights.

Democrats said the new measure, which will require voters to show an approved photo ID before receiving their ballot, was aimed at discouraging many of their constituents, especially college students, rather than addressing vote fraud, which they said was not a serious problem in the state.

Under the legislation, voters will have to present a valid driver's license, passport, naturalization papers or tribal ID to obtain a ballot. Student IDs are allowed but will need a current address, birth date, signature and expiration date.

No college ID used in the state, including the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, now meets those standards, opponents said. They also argued that the new rules will cost millions of dollars to implement.

Assembly Republican Majority Leader Scott Suder said the bill should not be a partisan issue because it is about protecting voter integrity.

"We are trying to make it more difficult to cheat," Suder said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: acorn; aliens; franken; fraud; id; vote; voter; voting; wisconsinshowdown
"We are trying to make it more difficult to cheat,"

And that is exactly why the Dhims oppose the bill.

1 posted on 05/12/2011 2:43:38 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
"It's a sad day," said Rep. Robert Turner, a Democrat

boo hoo

2 posted on 05/12/2011 2:50:44 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: markomalley

3 posted on 05/12/2011 2:50:56 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: markomalley
Democrats introduced more than 50 amendments, all of which failed.

lol!

4 posted on 05/12/2011 2:55:15 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: markomalley
“and was decried by Democrats as targeting their constituents.”

Yeah, dead, illegal and nonexistent voters. They need this done in every state AND your signature needs to be on file so when you vote they can compare it. They also need to do away with registering and voting in the same day.

5 posted on 05/12/2011 2:56:24 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: markomalley

I always have to show a picture id when I vote here in Atlanta. If we’re required to do it in Georgia why not in Wisconsin.


6 posted on 05/12/2011 2:59:16 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Atlantan
I always have to show a picture id when I vote here in Atlanta.

It was required of me every time I voted at the local National Guard Armory here in San Diego. I vote absentee now and no ID is required but I never minded showing mine when asked.

7 posted on 05/12/2011 3:06:34 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: markomalley

As a Spartan (Sparta, Wisc.), and a Cheese Head by birth, without legal Residency ........................I just want to shout out “THIS IS WISCONISN”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 05/12/2011 3:22:27 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: markomalley

( will stiffen requirements for voter identification at polling places and was decried by Democrats as targeting their constituents)
So their constituents are people ineligible to vote???? Illegals?? People living off the grid???


9 posted on 05/12/2011 3:25:00 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“People living off the grid???”

They do live “On” the “Bus To Vote” grid.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 3:31:38 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: markomalley
I had to have blood work done for my health insurance company yesterday (yes Nancy, I “enjoy” health insurance). Guess what LabCorp wanted to see before I even got in the place?
11 posted on 05/12/2011 3:37:51 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: markomalley
Under the legislation, voters will have to present a valid driver's license, passport, naturalization papers or tribal ID to obtain a ballot. Student IDs are allowed but will need a current address, birth date, signature and expiration date. ... No college ID used in the state, including the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, now meets those standards, opponents said.

Sounds as if the problem lies with those Wisconsin student IDs. Just what kind of information do they contain that actually identifies them? .../g

12 posted on 05/12/2011 3:45:45 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: markomalley

” decried by Democrats as targeting their constituents”

decried by Democrats as targeting their deceased constituents that somehow continue voting.


13 posted on 05/12/2011 4:02:29 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: markomalley

I live in Indiana where we had this law for the past few years. It is so assuring to show your Drivers License photo id when you are signing to vote. It is soooooo easy to. Whenever you have to rent a car or buy liquor or do business at your bank, you have to show id. Why not voting?? Despite a legal challenge, the Indiana law has been upheld. Even democrats are now accepting it.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 4:28:33 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: markomalley

Every state needs to pass strict voter fraud laws now; with the harshest penalties possible. Without these laws 2012 will be the most fraud wrought election in world history.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 4:32:27 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Atlantan
Same here in FL. On a ‘big deal’ scale of 1-10, it's a 0. Proving who you are before you vote makes cheating more difficult which greatly upsets the rats. TFB.
16 posted on 05/12/2011 4:43:28 AM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: markomalley

Why is it that when Republicans win, everything becomes “partisan” or “poisonous”? The Republicans won FAIR and SQUARE, they received a mandate from the voters.


17 posted on 05/12/2011 4:50:35 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: tarheelswamprat
Sounds as if the problem lies with those Wisconsin student IDs. Just what kind of information do they contain that actually identifies them? .../g

Every student ID I've ever seen has just a picture and a name, on a blank that has the school's name/logo and the year issued.

Its purpose is to identify students at the school (access to school events, student discounts, etc.), not to be used for legal ID elsewhere.

18 posted on 05/12/2011 5:17:05 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: kevkrom
Not having an address on the student ID allows a student to register to vote at multiple locations. The student might even live in that district at the time of registration, but since many students change where they live several times before graduation, a student may accumulate multiple registrations over time, and potentially vote in all of them.

Student ID with address still doesn't stop students from voting in both their school's state and their parent's state. With drivers licenses, you at least have the requirement that the old license be surrendered when you get a license in a new state.

19 posted on 05/12/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: kevkrom

Not knowing how Wisconsin law already addresses “transient” residents like students, I’d say that they need to do so at the same time that they consider this law. Otherwise, leftist Chicago residents attending college in Madistan get a two-fer, (or more, under the current system.) We need to truly be a one-man-one-vote country.


20 posted on 05/12/2011 5:40:54 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: markomalley
The measure was expected to further split the partisan divisions in the state after the recent bruising battle over newly elected Republican governor Scott Walker's successful campaign to weaken public sector union bargaining rights.

When one of two sides is a screaming claque of thugs, "partisan divisions" are inevitable.

21 posted on 05/12/2011 6:28:20 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Last October leading up to the November vote, my daughter who is a registered Ohio voter (and had already voted absentee), was baraged every time she went outside of her dorm at a Pennsylvania college to register and vote in Pennsylvania.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 6:33:28 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: markomalley
BTW, I predict a burgeoning business in fake IDs.

Just have a half-dozen in your pocket and go for it. Biometrics here we come.

23 posted on 05/12/2011 6:34:22 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: markomalley
Under the legislation, voters will have to present a valid driver's license, passport, naturalization papers or tribal ID to obtain a ballot. Student IDs are allowed but will need a current address, birth date, signature and expiration date.

They whine about student IDs, but pretty much all of those kids had to have driver's licenses to even get to school.

24 posted on 05/12/2011 6:39:20 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("I'm a member of the Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus fan club!" (Sarah Palin, Sept. 31, 2010))
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To: markomalley; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; Principle Over Politics; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
25 posted on 05/12/2011 6:52:09 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: markomalley
The measure was expected to further split the partisan divisions in the state after the recent bruising battle...

Yes, that would be the long-standing divide between the pro and anti-vote fraud factions.

26 posted on 05/12/2011 6:55:01 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Woohoo! It’s a start!


27 posted on 05/12/2011 6:57:38 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

It sure is! Keep ‘em comin’, Boys! :)


28 posted on 05/12/2011 7:39:32 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


29 posted on 05/12/2011 9:19:22 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: PoloSec

the penalty will be as harsh as it is for illegal aliens caught here, zippo.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 11:50:58 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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