Skip to comments.Thousands of 2012 votes may be blocked (barf alert)
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 ...
So get one. Now you know.
Another absurdity put up by those who would allow vote fraud.
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.”
think of all that disenfranchising going on!OH THE HORROR!
Good. If they're too demented, stupid, lazy or incompetent to obtain a photo ID, they shouldn't be voting anyway.
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.
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.
For every Ed and Mary I bet there’s a thousand Juans and Marias.
“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?
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.
Judges say it all the time: “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”
You’re on to something...
Interesting that one had to have an ID in Indiana to vote in 2010 and 2008. Guess they didn’t vote then?
It IS a whine-fest. Second article posted/ how many more are out there today?
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.
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.
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)
Sorry, Edward and Mary, lif’s a b——, then you die.
Get over it.
lif’s = life’s
How about “perpetrate.”
Yes, they are overseas in the military.
We gotta work rassissmmmm into the equation too!
Probably were not black since the article indicated he came to vote for Romney.
It was also the lead story in my local paper. Tellingly, the comments at the paper's website for the story were turned off.
Maybe the ACORN bus picked them up.
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?