Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws
Posted on 04/29/2012 8:42:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON Field workers for President Obamas campaign fanned out across the country over the weekend in an effort to confront a barrage of new voter identification laws that strategists say threaten the campaigns hopes for registering new voters ahead of the November election.
Many of the laws in question including the ones in Florida and Wisconsin are the subject of legal challenges by Democratic groups who say they are part of a partisan, Republican effort to dampen the turnout of voters, particularly members of minority groups, for Mr. Obama and his party.
But senior aides to Mr. Obama said the campaign was preparing for the laws to be upheld and in force this fall just in case.
We have to assume that these laws will be in effect in November, Jeremy Bird, the field director for the campaign, said in an interview. We are not allowing laws that are challenging and put in our way to stop us from doing what we need to do.
Campaign officials declined to put a price tag on the new efforts to comply with voter identification laws, saying the extra time and expense were being built into the budgets for each states campaign.
Four years ago, Mr. Obamas campaign used novel approaches to expand the pool of voters, including registration drives at barbershops and beauty salons in African-American neighborhoods. The campaign plans to expand those efforts, setting up voter registration outposts in those settings.
If the new state laws prevent the campaign from reaching those goals, it could cost Mr. Obama a second term.
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The fraud will be a multipronged approach to give Obama the votes that are needed in each state.
Illegal workers - fake ID cards
Challenge ID cards of registered republicans
transporting of voter machines
counting of votes
We have to show a photo id or similar id. when we vote in every election in Virginia. What’s so hard about it?
I have a govt. id, a state driver’s license, a state disabled persons id for handicapped parking, a voter precinct card, a photo card for doing research at the National Archives system, an id. card for my cardiac stent and defibrilator implants, AAA membership, insurance cards, car insurance card/papers with home address, letters from Social Security to me, gas bills, phone bills, cable bills, water bills/county bills, state tax papers, IRS papers, county tax bills, etc., and that is just in my wallet.
The elderly, disabled and non-English-speaking legal aliens/immigrants can all get official state and local govt documents without any problems. Those who already get social services from any level of government will have govt issued id. cards for those services.
Any claim to that “poor, minorities, immigrants, and the handicapped” can’t get a government id. is a pure leftist lie and we should call them on it every time it pops up, whether on TV, radio talk shows, in newspapers, or at meetings.
Don’t let the lying leftist bastards get away with this.
Also, you can check with your local government or state agencies about what ids. you can get if you need them.
The one type of voter fraud I never see mentioned is among college students. They can easily register on campus and also at their parent’s home, then vote the “home” location absentee and the campus one in person. Voter fraud laws need to be national with all registrations checked against the national voter database to ensure no duplications.
We are not allowing laws that are challenging and put in our way to stop us from doing what we need to do.
They won’t let a little thing like a law stop them.
Nah, we'd just like the voters that do turn out to be living, breathing US citizens. Oh, and we'd only like them to turn-out once and vote just once per election. That's not too much to ask, is it? Hey 'rats, you don't want illegal or other non-citizens voting, do you?
We are not allowing laws that are challenging and put in our way to stop us from doing what we need to do.
Well now that's chillingly honest. Is he saying they'll basically do whatever they need to in order to get the vote out - no matter what the laws say? A rare bit of honesty slips through into their "for public consumption" message.
I think what your'e describing is a secure national ID. I'd guess the US is the only first-world country that does not have it.
Unfortunately there is so much distrust of a centralized national government, national ID has never been developed here.
One attribute Mitt has, is tenacity. I don't think after campaigning for 6 years, he will just roll over like that damn mccain did when he knew the dems cheated big time.
I don't think the nobama bunch thought ahead that the SCOTUS would turn out to be his all powerful Nemesis and the unlikelihood the Supreme Court will not see Voter ID as essential to free elections. Not a good time to be dem.
After you sign up for welfare, take your check and open a bank account. Then stop at the liquor store, then buy a pack of smokes, make a return at Walmart, pay with a check at the garage, buy a vendors license, buy a house, get a loan, pawn your stolen bling, buy a car, buy a gun, enroll your kid in school, stop at the ER and then stop at the county office to make a restitution payment and a child support payment so you don’ t go to jail. Then if you aren’t too tuckered out stop and vote...and show the same $&@”?;/ photo ID that you had to show when you performed all of the previous transactions and didn’t say a damn word.
The Democrats rely heavily upon both the dead and non-citizens for their votes; in the event that such non-citizens are disqualified in significant numbers, election victories are placed in jeopardy.
Thus, the effort to make sure such “voters” are maintained on voter lists.
Wonder if we could post prominent signs at ALL polling places stating the penalties for voter fraud?
Fathom the Hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen..
National I’d == passport. That’s the downside. States rights is another. States issue driver’s licenses. Not the fed. They’d let TSA take charge of it if feds ran it.
It wouldn’t need to be based on a national ID card. In each state, there is a Driver’s License or State ID card available. Whichever ID is used for voter registration goes into the database and is linked to the other number if one is issued, so people can’t register once with DL and again with ID.
I suppose people could still get multiple IDs from different states, but that seems like more trouble than most college students would go to. I just worry that it is ridiculously easy for them now to double their vote.
I wouldn’t mind if voting was by fingerprint or retinal scan, myself. That is the defacto standard for police ID after all.
If BO was elected legally, then there is nothing to grapple with.
In Washington State we have vote by mail only. I can imagine all the ways DemonRATs can stuff the ballot with fraud when the ballots now do not need to come from a real voter.
...”The one type of voter fraud I never see mentioned is among college students. They can easily register on campus and also at their parents home, then vote the home location absentee and the campus one in person. Voter fraud laws need to be national with all registrations checked against the national voter database to ensure no duplications”...
Folks, this is the year to volunteer to help in the election if you have not done that in the past. Call and ask if you can help in any way. Let it be known in your state that you are concerned about voter fraud. Also, give money to your candidate..It has never been more important than now.
...”After you sign up for welfare, take your check and open a bank account. Then stop at the liquor store, then buy a pack of smokes, make a return at Walmart, pay with a check at the garage, buy a vendors license, buy a house, get a loan, pawn your stolen bling, buy a car, buy a gun, enroll your kid in school, stop at the ER and then stop at the county office to make a restitution payment and a child support payment so you don t go to jail. Then if you arent too tuckered out stop and vote...and show the same $&@?;/ photo ID that you had to show when you performed all of the previous transactions and didnt say a damn word”...
YES, YES, YES, a thousand times YES! What kind of dumbed-down brain would be against showing an ID at the polls? Only those with criminal minds who want voter fraud, that’s who.
Like collecting more illegal overseas campaign dollars then Bill Clinton ever dreamed of.
To hear the ‘Rats one would think there is a large homebody population that never gets out to perform any transaction needing photo identification — except to vote.
That is amazing isn’t it?
I don't think Canada does.
Corrected to reflect what true journalistic integrity would look like.
“No worries though, since they have a foreign company slated to count votes in the upcoming election, they can just commit their fraud at that level instead. It’s not like the Republicans will try to do anything about it other than look the other way”
They can also have more black panthers stationed at voting centers swinging their billy clubs and shouting epitaphs at voters since that has already been given the go ahead by holder and HIS DOJ.
Last time I went to the polls in WI (last month)nobody asked for an ID. I told them my name, they looked it up in the book with registered voters names in it. What really bothered me was that they wrote a number next to my name in the book, then wrote the same number on my ballot. I thought that elections were supposed to be by secret ballot.
Bwaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha! Spewed coffee worth it for the laugh. As if no one knows the real reason that Demwits fear and loathe photo ID requirements for voting.
If Demwits have to present photo IDs, two out of three of them will be pictures of corpses. Demwits always field more voters than there are residents in their districts, and everybody knows it.
I'll say it again, "If you have to cheat, YOU DIDN'T WIN!"
Well, here's two that fit that category perfectly. We should check to see if they vote this November...
Yes, freshly minted Obama voters, all ready to vote three times each for the won.
I kind of like the term “freshly bagged” myself. It’s pertinent in oh so many ways...
Indeed. “Freshly bagged” it is.
How about “freshly bagged for a dumpster near you”?
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