Skip to comments.Holder to push against voter-ID laws
Posted on 12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST by Justaham
The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008.
With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the states burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday.
Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex., which honors the president who shepherded the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law.
When it comes to voting fraud, some conservatives have long argued that it is a serious problem, although others say the number of such cases is relatively low. Studies of the issue have reached different conclusions on the extent of the problem.
You constantly hear about voter fraud . . . but you dont see huge amounts of vote fraud out there, Holder said.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Voter ID State Laws
Just like Ft Hood...He was a muzzie....so what!
We gave money to Solyndra....so what.
Hundeds of criminals are now armed with Fast and Furious guns....So what!!
And on and on and on.....
However, after the laws are passed, I'll bet that very little fraud is found. It's akin to sticking a state trooper every 1000 ft beside a stretch of interstate, then saying "There is no speeding on the interstate". People behave better when they know they're being watched.
I'll also bet that Democrat turnout will be in the crapper because of voter id, Dems will scream that racist Voter ID is the cause of it, and since no fraud was found the laws should be repealed.
As far as PR is concerned, there's no way for Repubs to win this one, but it's still a step that needs to be taken, IMHO.
This is a great article on the real issue about Voter Fraud, and it describes an ID requirement is only able to peck at the margins of the problem. The most serious problem is the fraudulent voter registrations turned in months before election day. It’s great reading, and explains that far more than ID’s at polls, the Justice department is in mortal terror of states purging their voter rolls of the dead, and those who have moved out of state.
When my state of South Carolina was working to get a Voter ID law passed, the RATS complained that low income voters would be disenfranchised as they had no money to pay for the ID. So the legislature (Republican majority) changed the law to make the taxpayers pay for the IDs so the IDs could be "free." Believe it or not, then the RATS complained that the low income voters were still disenfranchised as they had no transportation to the DMV to get their "free" ID. Unbelievable!
Actually, you don't need huge amounts of fraud to steal an election; what you need is relatively small amounts in strategic locations.
|You constantly hear about voter fraud . . . but you dont see huge amounts of vote fraud out there, Holder said.|
|Please read "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy" by John Fund.|
How apropos. You just can't make this stuff up....
Things or Actions that require ID
(Feel free to add to the list..
Cash a check
Make purchase with a check
Purchase bottle of MD 20/20 (Buy Alcohol)
Buy Ticket/ fly Airlines
Buy Ticket/ride Amtrack
Admission to Hospital / Doctors Office Visit
Purchase Home/Auto Insurance
Pickup Narcotics/controlled Drugs at Drug Store
More Anarchism from a useful idiot.
Ah, but the Federal Gubermint sure wants to know who you are: start a job? File an I-9 after showing photo ID. Open a bank account? Show a photo id to comply with the US Patriot Act.
how about listing states that already have voter ID laws.
I bet the only “disputes” are in swing states.
Austin-bound for rally against Holder & blue helmets. Have a 7’ sign to hold. Wish I knew how to post a photo on here. anyway...King Street Patriots had Anita Moncrief speak from her experience inside ACORN. Stunning presentation. This lady was loaded with facts and the end-game on voter fraud. Visit King Street Website to catch her on the Webcast in Houston from last night.
Its also a good issue for noting the importance of electing a good secretary of state.
The election of Ruth Johnson in Michigan is probably the single most valuable office we took last year. She’s a fraud fighter with a bloodlust due to the fact that she herself was targeted with fraud. To make things even sweeter, we defeated a prize Soros secretary of state project nominee to do it. (Jocelyn Benson was groomed to commit vote fraud)
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