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Getting It Wrong on Voter ID - Politico and others ignore reality in favor of overheated rhetoric
National Review ^ | August 3, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky

Posted on 08/03/2012 2:06:12 PM PDT by Zakeet

Among the many poorly researched articles that have written about voter-ID laws, one piece that appeared recently in Politico holds a special place.

Reporter Emily Schultheis opens with the claim that “at least 5 million voters, predominantly young and from minority groups sympathetic to President Barack Obama, could be affected by an unprecedented flurry of new legislation by Republican governors and GOP-led legislatures to change or restrict voting rights by Election Day 2012.”

Schultheis doesn’t say where she got the estimate of 5 million until well into the article — it’s from a Brennan Center report. And she fails to disclose the radical, left-wing nature of the Brennan Center or the fact that it is an advocacy organization that is litigating against voter ID.

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Kansas has a new voter-ID law. Through May of this year, only 32 out of 1.7 million registered voters have applied for a free photo ID because they didn’t already have one. In most of the six years that Georgia has had a voter-ID law in place, fewer than 0.05 percent of the state’s 6 million registered voters have received free IDs.

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In lawsuits filed by liberal groups against both states, none of the plaintiffs, including organizations such as the NAACP and the ACLU, could come up with a single witness who was unable to vote because of the voter-ID laws. That is why their cases were eventually thrown out and the Supreme Court upheld the Indiana statute.

The idea that large numbers of “young people” lack photo ID is just ridiculous.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; elections; voterid

The real problem with voter ID laws is that they nullify the results of Democrat voter registration drives such as these.

1 posted on 08/03/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I had an appointment with a new doctor last week and they photocopied my driver’s license for the file. No muss, no fuss.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 2:12:41 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Zakeet
to change or restrict voting rights by Election Day 2012;

This assumption is wrong. Voter ID laws are to protect the right to vote to those who are registered; 6 weeks before an election in my state of WA.

Keeping these roles clean keep the process legitimate!

3 posted on 08/03/2012 2:49:02 PM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: dainbramaged

If they wanted to see my ID, I’d present it upon request. I would not let them copy it for their files. They don’t need that, and they don’t need the number either.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out it’s a violation of HIPPA guidelines.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 3:12:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: dainbramaged

I could not confirm that this is a violation of HIPAA guidelines. I was able to find out it is not a HIPAA requirement.

The physician’s office is required to get proof of identity, but not for their permanent records.

Providing a copy of your DL, exposes you to an identity theft risk. Demanding it, exposes your physician’s office to an identity theft liability. If it is found out they played a part in your loss from identity theft, they could easily be a nameable party in a law suit.

If they won’t back off demanding a copy, that last bit of information may cause them to rethink it.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 3:22:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DoughtyOne

What you said makes a lot of sense - I will be bringing it up at my next appointment. Thanks.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 8:39:20 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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