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Obama campaign working to counter new voter ID laws
The Washington Post ^ | 19 may 2012 | Amy Gardner

Posted on 05/19/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT by mandaladon

President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November.

Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives. It is the beginning of a months-long effort, campaign officials said, to combat what they described as a Republican effort to stifle voting among young people and minorities, two groups that traditionally tend to vote Democratic.

Republicans say the new laws are needed to protect against voter fraud and help make elections fairer.

The Obama campaign’s “weekend of action” is part of a field effort that in 2008 helped identify, register and turn out millions of new voters. Those new voters gave Obama wins in unlikely places, including North Carolina and Virginia, where young and minority voters helped make the difference. Turning out those voters again this year is key to the president’s reelection strategy, but it is also more challenging this year in part because of the new voting laws.

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Twenty-five percent of African American voters do not have a valid government-issued photo ID, compared with 8 percent of whites, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s law school. The report also found that 15 percent of voters earning less than $35,000 per year do not have such an ID................If this is so how they manage to cash their welfare checks?
1 posted on 05/19/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November.......................This means that it would make it very difficult for the Rats to cheat and steal the election.
2 posted on 05/19/2012 9:04:24 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

A concerted effort to not follow the law——and it is aupported by the msm.

What will it take for American citizens to realize they are being led to slaughter?


3 posted on 05/19/2012 9:05:51 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: mandaladon

Well, if it’s mandatory to get a social security card (although there’s plenty of fraudulent ones out there) why not a photo id state card (if you don’t have a driver’s license?)


4 posted on 05/19/2012 9:07:40 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: mandaladon

Identifiation of voters is not the issue - proof of citizenship is the issue. The Deomcrats are counting heavily on the votes of illegals and the dead, and feel the votes of those groups should be counted.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 9:10:16 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: mandaladon

This hissy fit by Democrats over voter ID laws makes one wonder what percentage of Democrat votes are fraudulent and how many elections have been stolen as a result of those fraudulent votes. Democrats are desperate to protect vote fraud which makes me think it is even more widespread than we suspect. Anyone who supports vote fraud is anti-freedom.


6 posted on 05/19/2012 9:14:15 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: mandaladon

As the sitting pResident, I would expect him to respect the laws enacted by States, not find workarounds. Since we’re talking about Obama, that’s not the case......and feckless Congress does nothing.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 9:14:37 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: mandaladon

How much cigarette money are the ‘organizers’ allowed to carry?


8 posted on 05/19/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: mandaladon

If you don’t have an ID you can’t get a job or many other things in life. The problem is not that the law requires an ID, it is that these people don’t have one. People advocating that those people should remain like that are not helping them at all.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: mandaladon
WHATS THE MATTER HUSSEIN???

Pennsylvania's New VOTER ID LAW have you worried???

I certainly hope so...for we plan to send you back to Chicago, maybe Michelle can get a job checking into why the high death count among the youth occurs there...

10 posted on 05/19/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mandaladon. It takes a couple of hours’ time, at most, to complete the steps to obtain a valid state ID (or driver’s license). Anyone age 18 and two hours old has no excuse for not having one.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon
The way I see it, the premise that Voter ID law is racist is racist in itself. Nowhere is it stated that the requirement is directed at a particular race or minority group. How insulting is this political ploy? The left is singling out particular groups (blacks and latinos) and telling them that they aren't intelligent enough or motivated enough to get to the voting booth.........................Very insightful comment
12 posted on 05/19/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

As the November election gets closer I plan to seek out the best location in Philly to help as a volunteer “poll-watcher”.

That will be after casting an absentee vote in the People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland (not that that will do any good other than helping to support the expected vote to define marriage to be solely between one man and one woman).

And I’m sure other volunteers will be stepping forward to help minimize voter fraud.


13 posted on 05/19/2012 9:24:10 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: mandaladon

This is crazy. At 64, one must renew their drivers license in person in GA. And one must also bring 3 or 4 other forms of doumentation JUST for a renewal. I’d also like to know how they get through the sacred entitlement system with no IDs.


14 posted on 05/19/2012 9:24:43 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon

This is crazy. At 65, one must renew their drivers license in person in GA. And one must also bring 3 or 4 other forms of doumentation JUST for a renewal. I’d also like to know how they get through the sacred entitlement system with no IDs.


15 posted on 05/19/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon

This is crazy. At 65, one must renew their drivers license in person in GA. And one must also bring 3 or 4 other forms of doumentation JUST for a renewal. I’d also like to know how they get through the sacred entitlement system with no IDs.


16 posted on 05/19/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Keep FR Running
Let's get to Yellow!

17 posted on 05/19/2012 9:27:18 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: mandaladon

If someone is motivated enough to vote, getting an ID should not be a problem. Is there any evidence of anyone who applied for one being denied an ID?


18 posted on 05/19/2012 9:36:36 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: mandaladon

They don’t get welfare ‘checks’ anymore. They get an ebt (debit) card that is charged up with cash once a month.


19 posted on 05/19/2012 9:44:01 AM PDT by sheana
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20 posted on 05/19/2012 9:45:31 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: mandaladon

I posted this a couple of weeks ago:

...”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”...


21 posted on 05/19/2012 9:47:01 AM PDT by Eagles6 (S)
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To: mandaladon

how does one by booze and cigarettes without a valid ID?


22 posted on 05/19/2012 10:01:08 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: SunkenCiv

ALL males 18 or older are required to register for the draft. In order to do so they MUST have proof of citizenship and an I.D.

So THAT argument won’t fly with at least half of them.


23 posted on 05/19/2012 10:08:31 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mandaladon
Twenty-five percent of African American voters do not have a valid government-issued photo ID

So, instead of "fanning out to help them navigate ways around the laws" why don't they fan out and get these people valid ID cards. It would be cheaper in the long run, not to mention states would get some cash from the fees and they always like that!

Are 25% of African-Americans that afraid of having a driver's license or ID card? Or are they just stupid?

24 posted on 05/19/2012 10:24:15 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: ridesthemiles

25 posted on 05/19/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: unixfox
ALL males 18 or older are required to register for the draft.

Another law that is ignored unless you want a federal job.

For Example...I never registered. However, I did join the military, made it a career. Still don't have a draft card (although I am 57 and if I get recalled we are in deep kimchee)

26 posted on 05/19/2012 10:29:09 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: mandaladon

The government is cooking those numbers. One cannot even see a doctor without presenting photo ID. What about the purchase of beer and cigarettes? Welfare checks etc. Not to mention playing the lottery in most states.

These folks just want a way to cheat and destroy this country, and it seems to me they are winning. We have nothing but cowards representing us on the republican side. With the exception of only a few, they pretend to do their jobs with their heads in the sand.


27 posted on 05/19/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: mandaladon

I unfortunately live in the communist enclave of New York State which refuses to require voter ID. You need one for a library card and just this week when voting for a school budget it was required.

I thanked everyone of the ladies at the polling place for requiring ID.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 10:38:19 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: KansasGirl
You are exactly right. If the Democrats would merely voice their concern that perhaps minorities would be placed at a disadvantage, and maybe suggest measures that would minimize these disadvantages, their argument may be believable. But they are 100% against any measure that might help eliminate potential voter fraud, and this exposes their true agenda, which is perpetuating voter fraud.

Their argument that the general good of tightening voter ID laws is outweighed by the (IMHO) minor problem of some minorities being placed at a disadvantage in obtaining a ID does not hold water. Don't you think that a single call to a local Democrat office would mobilize them to come to their assistance in getting them down to the county seat to get their documentation? If people are not willing to do the simple requirements of citizenship, then they, in effect, shutting themselves out of the process.

29 posted on 05/19/2012 10:43:27 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: SunkenCiv; mandaladon

What a pack of lies and misdirection in that story! Their arguments are tissue thin and should be laughed into oblivion.

Every time we try to move back toward the Constitution and the Republic, these weasels toss up a bunch of idiocy and obfuscating hysteria.

We must make sure that those tactics no longer work for them.

I hope that they keep it up because the more they try to put this jive past us, the more we see through them and move to do something about their nonsense.

TEA Party ON!


30 posted on 05/19/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mandaladon

This only proves beyond a doubt that the only way a lib can win is by stealing an election.

They don’t even try to hide that fact. I think they are proud of it.


31 posted on 05/19/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: unixfox

Assuming Zero’s enforcing the draft laws, yes.


32 posted on 05/19/2012 3:10:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TheOldLady

Yeah!


33 posted on 05/19/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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This is all just a welfare Cadillac trunkload of happy horseshoot to fertilize their backyard herb gardens -

The DNC lefties and the NAACRAP claim baracks have 18% of govmint jobs -

Yet baracks are only 12% of the total US population

We are supposed to believe that many of those barack govmint workers do not have any ID?

Do they use digital online documents from Connecticut on their Playstations like Da One does?

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34 posted on 05/19/2012 3:28:43 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: mandaladon

It will also curtail the most important block of voters, the zombo-Americans, who get up out of their graves just to vote Democratic and eat brains, which amounts to the same thing.


35 posted on 05/19/2012 4:09:44 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mandaladon

ID laws are constitutional, says the Supreme Court.


36 posted on 05/19/2012 5:52:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: popdonnelly; mandaladon

The National Review, and I believe the Heritage Foundation, have long ago debunked this Brennan Center propoganda.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/279991/new-myths-voter-id-hans-von-spakovsky#


37 posted on 05/19/2012 6:19:26 PM PDT by digger48
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To: mandaladon
"Twenty-five percent of African American voters do not have a valid government-issued photo ID exist only as fictitious names on voter rolls"

Fixed.

You cannot operate in 2012 America without some sort of ID, real or counterfeit. You cannot buy alcohol or tobacco, travel by plane or Amtrak, cash a check, get government assistance, or any of a number of things.

There may be some significant number of underclass males without photo ID, but that's only because they have an overriding desire to make it harder for the police to know who they are.

38 posted on 05/19/2012 7:29:10 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: mandaladon

I hate living in a Marxist banana republic. Flippin’ commies!


39 posted on 05/19/2012 10:43:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: mandaladon
Are they also in favor of ending laws that require ID for gun and alcohol sales?

If asking for an ID at the polls is a violation of a person's rights, isn't asking for an ID when exercising my 2nd or 21st Amendment rights also a violation?

40 posted on 05/20/2012 3:32:33 AM PDT by darthxenu (Give peace a chance - end jihad now.)
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To: mandaladon
Those new voters gave Obama wins in unlikely places, including North Carolina and Virginia, where young and minority voters helped make the difference.

McCain made the difference in those areas. Just as Romney's nomination will do the same this time around.

41 posted on 05/20/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: mandaladon

“Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives.”

What are the odds that the organizers will instruct potential voters to get legitimate state ID’s and use them the correct way?


42 posted on 05/20/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: ridesthemiles
What will it take for American citizens to realize they are being led to slaughter?

When their favorite TV reality show goes off the air, or when they can't access apps for their electronic toys. Only then will events focus their minds.

43 posted on 05/21/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: devolve

A certain smile...

and a cigarette afterwards...


44 posted on 05/21/2012 7:33:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: mandaladon

Early voting started today in the Scott Walker recall. Our local conservative radio personality, Mark Belling, said he went to vote in downtown Milwaukee. He gave up because vans were double parked with up to 20 people coming out of them. The dems are picking people up and bringing them to the polls. I think we need to learn from them quickly!


45 posted on 05/21/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Pray and vote for Gov Walker and Lt.. Gov. Kleefisch on June 5th=every vote counts!)
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