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500,000 Americans Could Struggle to Obtain Voter ID
Brennan Center for Justice ^ | unknown | unknown

Posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:09 PM PDT by Jean S

Nearly 500,000 eligible voters in 10 states with restrictive voter ID laws live in households without vehicles and reside at least 10 miles from an ID-issuing office open more than two days a week, a new Brennan Center for Justice study found. Because many of these voters may not have driver’s licenses — and nearly all live in rural areas with dwindling public transportation options — it could be significantly harder for them to get an ID and cast a ballot. The report undercuts the claim by many politicians that eligible voters can easily obtain a free ID to vote. In Texas, in 32 counties near the Mexico border (pictured above), there are 80,000 Hispanic eligible voters but only two ID-issuing offices open more than two days a week. Read more from The Washington Post, NPR, and USA Today.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:15 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Photo ID to be required for fall SAT, ACT exams

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/03/photo-id-to-be-required-to-take-sat-act-exams/1

boo friggin hoo


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:41:53 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Jean S

Love your sources, care to share your view?


3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:45 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Jean S
The voter ID laws typically have two stages ~

(1) Get an appropriate ID and on election day just walk in and vote, or

(2) Don't get an appropriate ID and on election day just walk in and vote WITH A PROVISIONAL BALLOT.

The laws also provide for absentee balloting without anyone showing an ID.

The Democrats are misrepresenting the way the laws work ~ that's because they go right to the heart of the vote fraud situation where people just walk in and vote in the place of the rightful voter.

4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jean S

I don’t care how far it is to go vote, im gonna get it done.

This story is BS


5 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:31 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Jean S

Cry me a river! And, just how are these people going to get to the polls to vote? As backward as my state of Tn. is, you can go to any DMV office and get an ID card. They managed to go to the doctor, grocery shopping, etc.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Jean S

I don’t believe a word in this report


7 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Jean S

If they can find a way to make it to the polling place, they can find a way to make it to the ID issuing office.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 6:45:29 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: Jean S

Soros front group....


9 posted on 07/18/2012 6:46:00 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Jean S

But I bet they sure as hell could find their way to a welfare office!


10 posted on 07/18/2012 6:46:49 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Jean S

But I bet they sure as hell could find their way to a welfare office!


11 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Jean S

They have four years between elections. If they can’t figure it out it’s not our problem.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:58 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Jean S

Another case of statistical manipulation!

They didn’t “study” anything!


13 posted on 07/18/2012 6:48:40 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Jean S

This is HORSESH*T! I’ll bet they wouldn’t “struggle” to get a photo I.D. if they hit the Powerball and needed a photo I.D. to prove who they are.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 6:49:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Who is Barack Hussein Obama?)
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To: Jean S

try doin’ a flash mob notice to the photo ID office.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Jean S

And yet they should make electoral decisions affecting the freedoms and pocketbooks of Americans who do bother to get an ID?

No thanks. Too lazy to get an ID, then too lazy to vote.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: nomad

Beat me to it! I might add, the unemployment office. How in fact do people apply for welfare, food stamps etc., I assume they have to have identification, right?


17 posted on 07/18/2012 6:49:48 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: South Dakota

Just scanning their homepage is enough to make my skin crawl....

http://www.brennancenter.org/


18 posted on 07/18/2012 6:50:27 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Jean S

Golly, I hope this doesn’t make them disfranchised.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 6:50:54 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Exactly...probably are fretting that they’ll have to skip a pedicure to get an id... We live in a pathetic country right now. I bet if it was for some government benefit they’d rush to get the id......


20 posted on 07/18/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Jean S

The same ID that they use to buy that bottle of cheap gin.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 6:51:58 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Jean S

Oh, my. What a sob story. I’m going to cry myself to sleep. Then sleep soundly knowing that illegal aliens, felons, dead people and union thugs will not be stealing 500,000 votes they would have otherwise stolen.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 6:52:46 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Jean S

Duh, I don’t have a drivers license. don’t even own a car. I do have a picture ID. Really don’t even need that, cause I am so old that they do not ask for it when I purchase adult beverages.

I really don’t care if they ask me for one at the polls, what do I have to hide?

You just go down and get one. Of course, in Illinois you pay up the butt for one, because the fascists are in charge (located in Chicago, mostly). If you are too stupid to be able to acquire a picture ID, You are either not an American citizen, or you are too stupid to be allowed to vote.

Blessings, Bobo


23 posted on 07/18/2012 6:53:10 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Jean S

These poor people! How do they get to the polls? How do they shop? We need better public transportation for them, and automatic absentee ballots (I bet the rate of absentee ballots in these areas is low).

They need food delivery!


24 posted on 07/18/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Jean S
Nearly 500,000 eligible voters in 10 states with restrictive voter ID laws . . .

Of course, all but 2 or 3 of them already have an acceptable ID because they need ID for just about everything from buying booze to getting on an airplane.

25 posted on 07/18/2012 6:55:30 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Jean S

Seems they had whatever id they needed to get their handouts, and probably didn’t mind how far the office was to sign up. Why is it such a big deal to do the same to vote if it’s that important that their vote counts.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 6:59:56 PM PDT by edhawk
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To: Jean S

I forgot, to get my ID, I had to show my birth certificate.

No problem. I have had one in my possession for the last 40 years or so.

Blessings, Bobo


27 posted on 07/18/2012 7:00:03 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Jean S

“Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Congress wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but not that they are citizens”.
- Richard Hartung, chairman Polk County (Wisconsin) Republican Party


28 posted on 07/18/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ..gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..(Penn St feels same about showers))
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To: TurboZamboni
Photo ID also needed to apply for EBT and TANF (along with thumbprint here in TX) last I knew.


29 posted on 07/18/2012 7:02:09 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Jean S

The Brennan Justice has always been rabidly anti-voter ID. If you go to their site you will find paper after paper against voter ID or any other attempt to fight vote fraud. When working on the petition drive to get a Voter ID inititive on the ballot I read many of these,( Brennan Justice Center is located at NYU )one of these I thought made my case FOR Voter ID, the last line of the paper said”Voter ID only makes a difference in the close elections anyway”


30 posted on 07/18/2012 7:02:13 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: WashingtonSource

You forgot the Zombies.


31 posted on 07/18/2012 7:05:14 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: Jean S

Total Garbage....BS ...bet they have ID when buying smokes and booze! Oh gotta have an ID to vote, yet none of them complained when ID was required for entry to NAACP.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 7:05:58 PM PDT by Fully Awake DAV (Navy Vet when homosexuality was not tolerated)
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To: Jean S
If a person can't get to a place to a place to get a photo ID (once in a lifetime), how do they get to a place to vote? Or to a grocery store? Walk?

Trust me if anyone was walking to their polling place because they didn't have a car or bus service or a friend to take them, the New York Times would run their story on page one... Maybe like the idiot the AP covered who flew to Washington DC to tell her tale of woe - about how she was unable to get to a place that could give her a photo ID ... Only a member of the press would fall for the crap - given that she found her way FROM TEXAS to DC without a problem... But who knows, the New York Times is hungry for something - anything - to back up this liberal fantasy... maybe the girl can fly back to DC and try one more time.

33 posted on 07/18/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Jean S
I'd be interested to know if Eric Holder is connected in any way to the Brennan Center for Justice.
34 posted on 07/18/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jean S

Oh, please!

Promise freebies with a photo ID. Doesn’t matter what the freebies are. These same “poor, disenfranchised” folks will show up with IDs and shopping carts!


35 posted on 07/18/2012 7:11:25 PM PDT by Sister_T
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You want to get the libs stuttering and stammering about ID needed to vote because voting is a right - I love to use it, and do regularly.

I tell them I agree it is a right and I will be more than happy to support their cause of no ID for voting because it is a right as soon as they sign on with me that no ID needs be shown to purchase a firearm, because that is also a right.............

Stick with rights - if they want to stick with rights.


36 posted on 07/18/2012 7:13:06 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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Well I guess none of these poor souls will ever be able to attend an 0bama fundraiser.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 7:13:49 PM PDT by A message
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Probably a bunch of crap. When the State Attorney General argued the Voter ID case in Federal Court, he showed the statistics provided by Eric the Corrupt were fictitious and should have caused Eric to be held in contempt of court. The State Attorney General had students from UT actually call the people submitted on the list by Eric that were supposed to have not photo ID. They found less than 10% of the people claimed they did not have photo Id. Included on Eric’s list of people not having photo Id were G W Bush, Mickey Mouse, etc. The list was fraudulent from the get go. The photo Id requirement will prevail, but Eric is doing his drag-it-through-the-courts game, even though he will lose at the Supreme Court.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: Jean S
welfare cards don't have their picture on them there???
39 posted on 07/18/2012 7:17:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gabz
I tell them I agree it is a right and I will be more than happy to support their cause of no ID for voting because it is a right as soon as they sign on with me that no ID needs be shown to purchase a firearm, because that is also a right.............

AMEN! Say it again!

40 posted on 07/18/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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So the "Brennan Center for Justice" is also going to fight against ID to buy guns, and permits to conceal carry in every state?!

Didn't think so.

41 posted on 07/18/2012 7:20:49 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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The study was performed by "The Brennan Center For Justice"

The Brennan Center for Justice was founded in 1995 by the family and former law clerks of Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan.[2] Justice Brennan’s idea of a living constitution figures largely into the center’s work

The organization is currently headed by Michael Waldman, former Director of Speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995–1999.

42 posted on 07/18/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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Do they need IDs to get welfare, go to the emergency room, get Medicare or Social Security?


43 posted on 07/18/2012 7:32:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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Given the UNION MONEY and free labor that the Democrats get (for you Ford buyer, the UAW gets election day off, so they can get out the vote, for Democrats) - I have ZERO DOUBT that if 500,000 people need a ride to get an ID, the Dems will get those 500,000 IDs. It is not at all a big effort and costs next to nothing, compared to their advertising budget.

What the Dems REALLY FEAR here is that once these people show up at DMV, they won’t have a paper-trail to prove who they are...and if that’s the case, they’re essentially non-citizens (i.e., non-players), even if they are here legally.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 7:38:04 PM PDT by BobL
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Anybody who can’t show an ID to vote should not only be turned away, but if they leave and hop into a car, should be arrested on the spot for driving without a license.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 7:41:01 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Jean S
Communists propaganda crap.
46 posted on 07/18/2012 7:43:48 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Mike Darancette

Do they need IDs to get welfare, go to the emergency room, get Medicare or Social Security?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
YES, YES, & YES.
Also, for Union elections, Political book signings, Moochelle book signings, buy cigarettes, beer (Walmart near me says they check EVERYONE for beer - checked me when I bought O’DOULS!! and I am 72 and ‘look’ it - I asked the young man if he was working for tips - he apologized and said he didn’t realize it was N/A but he was to check ANYONE buying alcohol - I guess if you look ‘down and out enough’, rubbing alcohol would count. <: <:)


47 posted on 07/18/2012 7:44:12 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Jean S

In states that have had Voter ID for multiple election cycles, it has been shown that there is ZERO impact on turnout.


48 posted on 07/19/2012 1:26:06 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Jean S

If these folks can’t even get to the dmv for an ID, how were they going to get to the polls?


49 posted on 07/19/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT by opus86
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10 miles out, no vehicle. Likely voter? I think not.


50 posted on 07/19/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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