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Thousands of 2012 votes may be blocked (barf alert)
pioneer press ^ | 7-9-12 | AP/mike baker

Posted on 07/09/2012 4:56:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport.

The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day. Unaware that Indiana law obligated them to follow up with the county election board, the Weidenbeners ultimately had their votes rejected -- news to them until informed recently by an Associated Press reporter.

Edward Weidenbener, a World War II veteran who had voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest, said he was surprised by the rules and the consequences.

"A lot of people don't have a photo ID. They'll be automatically disenfranchised," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aclu; franken; fraud; id; identification; voter; voting
AP whinefest/hurl alert.voting...it's just too hard.
1 posted on 07/09/2012 4:56:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
"A lot of people don't have a photo ID. They'll be automatically disenfranchised," he said.

So get one. Now you know.

2 posted on 07/09/2012 5:03:37 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Another absurdity put up by those who would allow vote fraud.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 5:06:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FatherofFive

Obama Campaign Checks IDs At The Door

CLEVELAND — President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign checked the identification of the supporters attending Obama’s “framing” event at Cuyahoga Community College today.

The 1,500 supporters in attendance picked up tickets at campaign offices in Northeast Ohio beginning on Monday, though tickets to the event made no mention of an ID requirement.

Jessica Kershaw, the Obama campaign’s Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed that the campaign checked every supporter’s identification at the door.

“We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name on the ticket that supporters filled out,” she said. “We did this for every person who came in.”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-campaign-checks-ids-at-the-door?tw_p=twt

think of all that “disenfranchising” going on!OH THE HORROR!


4 posted on 07/09/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: FatherofFive
"A lot of people don't have a photo ID. They'll be automatically disenfranchised," he said.

Good. If they're too demented, stupid, lazy or incompetent to obtain a photo ID, they shouldn't be voting anyway.

5 posted on 07/09/2012 5:08:54 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

WRT “voter fraud”,

“allow” is too mild of a word.

“encourage” is too mild of a word.

“REQUIRE” or “DEPEND ON” is more accurate.

Jesse Jackson let the cat out of the bag when he said that voter ID requirements would reduce the democrat vote count by about 11%. I don’t think it’s that high, but even 2% would make a huge difference in outcome.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 5:09:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TurboZamboni

7 posted on 07/09/2012 5:11:45 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TurboZamboni
Thousands of 2012 votes may be blocked.
This same repugnant article is on the front page of my local Gannett fish wrapper this morning, but the title and subtitle are: Without even reading the article, the bias just makes me want to puke.
8 posted on 07/09/2012 5:13:32 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: TurboZamboni
The couple's social security checks are probably direct deposit, Check.

They probably don't fly and have his wife felt up by TSA agents as a terrorist risk, check.

But did they drive to the polling place and who doesn't have a drivers license in their wallet?

Usual BS by the MSM.

9 posted on 07/09/2012 5:13:59 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: TurboZamboni

For every Ed and Mary I bet there’s a thousand Juans and Marias.


10 posted on 07/09/2012 5:16:59 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: TurboZamboni

“Oh no! Two people couldn’t vote? Well that’s it for me, I’m against voter ID. I’m now all for Democrat voter fraud, so these two people can vote.”
There AP feel better now?


11 posted on 07/09/2012 5:23:05 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Cry me a river! These old people have photo ID is they receive any type of medical care, social security, welfare or ever cash a check, open or close a bank account, etc.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Lion Den Dan

Judges say it all the time: “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”


13 posted on 07/09/2012 5:28:11 AM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: MrB

You’re on to something...


14 posted on 07/09/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: TurboZamboni

Interesting that one had to have an ID in Indiana to vote in 2010 and 2008. Guess they didn’t vote then?


15 posted on 07/09/2012 5:31:47 AM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: TurboZamboni

It IS a whine-fest. Second article posted/ how many more are out there today?


16 posted on 07/09/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: TurboZamboni

DISENFRANCHISED. A democrat code word for let me vote even though I am not eligible.

This word was thrown around after Bush/Gore. These people were aware of that word, they surely should have been aware of new regulations on voting. Had to be all over the news.


17 posted on 07/09/2012 6:09:21 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: TurboZamboni

A LEGAL vote is nullified by every illegal vote.
A LEGAL vote is disenfranchised by every illegal vote.

Bring your ID to the voting booth to help fight disenfranchisement.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by kidd
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To: TurboZamboni

tells me they’ve concluded that Barry is probably gonna lose and they want to create a Bloody Shirt for the Left to wave around for the next decade (since Bush v. Gore has pretty much played itself out)


19 posted on 07/09/2012 6:59:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TurboZamboni

Sorry, Edward and Mary, lif’s a b——, then you die.

Get over it.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 7:18:14 AM PDT by super7man
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To: super7man

Ooops sorry.

lif’s = life’s


21 posted on 07/09/2012 7:20:18 AM PDT by super7man
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To: MrB

How about “perpetrate.”


22 posted on 07/09/2012 7:20:24 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yes, they are overseas in the military.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 7:22:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: TurboZamboni
Hang on, was this elderly couple black? After all, that's part of the formulaic writing by Absolutely Partisan Press.

We gotta work rassissmmmm into the equation too!

24 posted on 07/09/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Lazamataz

Probably were not black since the article indicated he came to vote for Romney.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 7:57:54 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: oh8eleven
This same repugnant article is on the front page of my local Gannett fish wrapper this morning

It was also the lead story in my local paper. Tellingly, the comments at the paper's website for the story were turned off.

26 posted on 07/09/2012 8:23:11 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: DallasBiff

Maybe the ACORN bus picked them up.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 11:04:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Blennos

Exactly!

I have two sons, both grown and living successful lives. I hammered two concepts into their heads from day one: Pay attention, and think ahead. If these people weren’t responsible enough or able to follow up as instructed, too bad.

Meanwhile, anybody have a violin we can play a sad tune on for ‘em?


28 posted on 07/09/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT by RightSight
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