Skip to comments.Whoa! Democrats Pass Strict Voter ID Law in Rhode Island
Posted on 07/06/2011 6:17:33 PM PDT by LdSentinal
PROVIDENCE - The fight over Rhode Island's new voter identification law continued for three days after Governor Chafee quietly signed the legislation, with opponents saying they were led by the governor's office to believe they still had a fighting chance.
A week earlier, Democratic North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed a voter-ID bill passed by her state's Republican-controlled legislature, saying it would "unnecessarily and unfairly disenfranchise many eligible and legitimate voters."
But there was no such opposition from Chafee in Rhode Island, where Democrats overwhelmingly control the House and Senate. Democratic House Speaker Gordon D. Fox was one of the co-sponsors of the new voter-identification law, along with Democrat Jon Brien, of Woonsocket, and Republicans Joseph Trillo, of Warwick, and Doreen Costa, of North Kingstown.
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passing it is easy....enforcing it is another story
They see which way the wind is blowing.
“passing it is easy....enforcing it is another story”
Like heck it’s easy...took a decade here in Texas. Finally the majority was too large in our legislature for Perry to stop it.
You don't say. What was Perry's problem with voter ID? In light of his recent prominence those of us outside of Texas need to know.
If they can't come up with an I.D., they have no business voting anyway.
In Michigan it passed easily....then spent several years in court before it finally went into effect.
“unnecessarily and unfairly disenfranchise many eligible and legitimate voters.”
on what criteria are they being called ‘eligible and legitimate’????
Are death certificates considered legitimate ID in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island Democrats must be NAZI’s, right?
Too bad we don’t have an independent judicial branch anymore to actually study these issues with the objective of protecting elections from illegal actions. Instead we got the race bait courts who wail about fixing injustices that occured sixty years ago...before we had a black president.
“You don’t say. What was Perry’s problem with voter ID?”
Hard to tell...he just didn’t seem too interested in it, so it never quite got out of our legislature. Finally they got something to his desk, and he did sign it.
Other stuff, particularly Sanctuary Cities, has magically been bottled up in the legislature time and time again...and it was clear he preferred not have to sign or veto that legislation...and, magically, he never had to make that decision (even with a 2/3 Republican legislature).
...I just don’t like him.
Also Democrats know they can be “fair” and still win little Rhody.
“Are death certificates considered legitimate ID in Rhode Island?”
No, this only works reliably in the “river wards” of Chicago/Cook county.
Call me naive or gullible, but I actually believe that honest Democrats exist. But the inmates took over their asylum long ago.
It wasn’t Perry holding back on voter ID, it was not enough Republicans that could pass it over Democrats until fairly recently. So don’t blame Perry for this one. Blame Democrats who fought it tooth and nail. However, with Republican majorities in both houses, it passed and Perry signed the bill into law. I am from TX, and know the politics there pretty well.
Dems in Wisconsin have been fighting Voter ID for years. Thank goodness for the Repubs now in control. We just recently got voter ID passed and Gov Walker made it offical with his signature......
What about the "eligible and legitimate" voters who are disenfranchised when their votes are cancelled out by illegal voters, repeat voters, and dead voters?
When will the Rat pack worry about those voters?
< crickets chirping >
Re Perry: Thanks for the info, guys. If Perry’s candidacy gains traction, there will be clouds of misinformation, so it’s nice to get your views early.