Skip to comments.Voter identification laws may effect 2012 election
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:49:51 AM PST by usalady
Changes in elections laws have been enacted many times since 1790 when only American white males were legally allowed to vote. Included were the 1870 law that allowed former slaves to vote, in 1920 womens suffrage came about, in 1924 the Indians Citizenship Act gave Native Americans the right-to-vote and in 1964, the poll tax was banned in all federal elections. These were all considered positive changes.
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I'd sooner eat a handful of spiders than visit the examiner blog.
Well, we know who the enemy is, don't we?
Our voter ID law was in near full effect in 2010 and the GOP ran the table in Michigan. Since then its become even better since we have a serious secretary of state who made a name for herself fighting fraud.
Photo ID required in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
Photo ID requested Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina.
Non-photo ID required in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington.
All other states do not require any proof of ID.
All residents of the above states are on notice to get their IDs in order so there will be no surprises on election day.
I guess that will end some precincts perfect attendance?
Shouldn’t it be “affect”, not “effect”?
States must protect the security of the election process, but they must also ensure that every eligible individual is able to vote. Not only does voter ID help to prevent fraudulent voting, but where it has been implemented, it has not reduced turnout. Despite many false claims to the contrary, there is no evidence that voter ID decreases the turnout of voters or has a disparate impact on minority, poor, or elderly voters; the overwhelming majority of Americans have a photo ID or can easily obtain one. Democratic Senator Harold Metts, who sponsored Rhode Islands voter ID law, said that as a minority citizen and a senior citizen, I would not support anything that I thought would present obstacles or limit protections.
I was just going to point that out. A grammatical error right in the headline. The press sure isn’t what it used to be in more ways than one.
I remember when you could not vote unless you had your voters registration card with you. Now its like a crime if you have to show your driver’s license. The libtards would like us to all believe that blacks and other minority citizens don’t have drivers licenses or other forms of ID.
The only people who can’t show valid ID are illegal immigrants. Well and the thousands of dead folks who like to keep voting every year.
Thank you both for pointing out the error in grammar that I was about to mention-when I was in college, something like that would have been pointed out in ANY class, never mind a post graduate class. A lot has changed in 30 years or so...
"some Americans" == race baiting commie Democrats.
Can't do any of the following without ID:
1. Cash check
2. Buy airline ticket
3. Turn on electricity
4. Register / license a car
5. Get married
And people want to VOTE without ID?
Dems just want to cheat, is all.
I’ve had to show a photo id every time I’ve voted in KY.
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