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Breaking: Pennsylvania Judge Upholds Voter ID Law
NYT ^ | 8/15/12 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Posted on 08/15/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to grant an injunction on a new voter identification law that Democrats say could harm President Obama’s re-election chances by unfairly targeting minorities, college students and others in a key swing state.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: id; judgesimpson; law; lawsuit; pennsylvania; robertsimpson; ruling; voter; voterfraud; voterid
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1 posted on 08/15/2012 7:58:13 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

i can hear the “Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh” noises already.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Make sure to hit the comments FReepers, the lib trolls are all over it already.


3 posted on 08/15/2012 8:00:41 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Simpson has my vote to replace Roberts on the Supreme Court.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:45 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

unfairly targeting minorities, college students and others in a key swing state?...

ILLEGALS also?


5 posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The Rats will shop for an lefty appeals Judge, shouldn’t take more than an hour.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 8:03:31 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: wiggen

7 posted on 08/15/2012 8:03:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

8 posted on 08/15/2012 8:05:15 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Can I ask a stupid question? Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law??

Liberals complain that college students can’t use their student ID to vote in college towns, for example. But these same students have a driver’s license, and can vote in their actual home town via absentee ballot.

Liberals complain that some elderly people never got a government issued photo ID. Why not be generous with your time, and take the older folks to the DMV or other office, where they can get their government issued photo ID? That would be a generous thing for liberals to do, to help someone be eligible to vote.

The alleged barriers to voting are either not real or are greatly exaggerated by liberals.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 8:05:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Wow, first Florida cleanses its voter registry and now this in PA. That’s two important states that are going to lose thousands of votes for the Collective.

November might be more fun than we expect.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 8:05:59 AM PDT by lurk
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To: wiggen
Stop taking the dead vote away!!
11 posted on 08/15/2012 8:06:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Can I ask a stupid question? Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law??

Liberals complain that college students can’t use their student ID to vote in college towns, for example. But these same students have a driver’s license, and can vote in their actual home town via absentee ballot.

Liberals complain that some elderly people never got a government issued photo ID. Why not be generous with your time, and take the older folks to the DMV or other office, where they can get their government issued photo ID? That would be a generous thing for liberals to do, to help someone be eligible to vote.

The alleged barriers to voting are either not real or are greatly exaggerated by liberals.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 8:06:03 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Unfairly targeting Mickey Mousse, dead people, etc.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 8:06:27 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Very interesting the media every day made it sound like all the evidence was against the law.


14 posted on 08/15/2012 8:06:34 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Blocking the dead from voting again?


15 posted on 08/15/2012 8:07:30 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Watch for JugEars to declare martial law over this.


16 posted on 08/15/2012 8:08:25 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law?

They do for the voters still living.

17 posted on 08/15/2012 8:08:42 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law??"

Because post hole diggers and backhoes are strictly controlled in graveyards.

18 posted on 08/15/2012 8:10:00 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

My dad is 90 and has photo ID.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 8:10:13 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

Reading the comments it is clear to me that minority, poor and elderly voters must be too stupid to get an ID. I’m sure they all collect food stamps yet somehow said minority, poor and elderly voters are not disenfranchised from that entitlement. Every time I hear this disenfranchisement argument I just want to kick a lib-tard in the teeth. Sorry, it just makes no sense to me how there people can actually believe their ridiculous arguments.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

College Students????

Is there ONE college or university in the US that does NOT require a photo ID?

So, how can a voter ID disenfranchise them?

[Of course, WE know why the Dems are against voter ID.]


21 posted on 08/15/2012 8:11:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Thank You, God.

This is huge for the election.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 8:11:30 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: immadashell

God help us if this case gets to the Supreme Court where we now have three distinct factions: 4 conservatives, 4 liberals, and 1 moron.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

If these people aren’t smart enough to get and ID, they shouldn’t vote anyway.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 8:16:19 AM PDT by RC2 (Support the Wounded Warrior Project......please.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
. . . by unfairly targeting minorities, college students and others in a key swing state.

Actually, it does target minorities (such as those in certain Philadelphia precints who vote multiple times), college students (from New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and the New England states which have reciprocity agreements with our commonwealth) and others (especially the deceased). So their argument is not exactly groundless. < / sarcasm >

25 posted on 08/15/2012 8:16:53 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Eric Holder is not going to be pleased by this Voter ID approval.

He said it is a disadvantage to MY Peoples....


26 posted on 08/15/2012 8:16:56 AM PDT by Chief901 (Obama Septic Tank Campaign Ads, full of sh!t and smell like crap)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

This is how it’s done in a country that (now) takes the integrity of its election process seriously. Note the thumb print on the back:

(sorry about the long link, but it works - and it’s just Google)

http://www.google.com/search?q=mexican+voter+id&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox#hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox&hs=6Wg&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&sclient=psy-ab&q=mexican+voter+id+image&oq=mexican+voter+id+image&gs_l=serp.3..33i29.57102.59456.0.59724.8.8.0.0.0.1.1167.3179.2-1j2j1j1j0j1.6.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.n9KKsoMPzlk&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=c0c777965e1cb37a&biw=979&bih=445


27 posted on 08/15/2012 8:17:42 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I feel the reason the minorities are against this law is because if the have to show I. d. they may be picked up under outstanding warrents.


28 posted on 08/15/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT by Plumres
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
"I, for one, am not amused!"


29 posted on 08/15/2012 8:20:41 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Plumres

Showing i.d. to them is like catching poison ivy...


30 posted on 08/15/2012 8:21:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That’s a rhetorical question...right? The examples you give are about legal voting activities. The lib side of the argument has never been about protecting legal voting.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 8:22:15 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Lancey Howard
God help us if this case gets to the Supreme Court where we now have three distinct factions: 4 conservatives, 4 liberals, and 1 moron coward.
32 posted on 08/15/2012 8:23:13 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Since the Supreme Court already rejected every argument that Holder is making in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008), the only real question is why Holder isn't getting sanctioned for filing frivolous lawsuits.
33 posted on 08/15/2012 8:24:07 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why not be generous with your time, and take the older folks to the DMV or other office, where they can get their government issued photo ID?

They already spent their time dragging them to state hearings and media events to publicize their plight.

34 posted on 08/15/2012 8:25:48 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: exit82
This is huge for the election.

Actually, the voter ID law was a booby prize for conservatives because our Quisling State GOP Chair blocked a far more important piece of legislation which would have awarded Pennsylvania's electoral votes by congressional district, the same system used in Maine and Nebraska.

That would have given us a far better election dynamic than the voter ID law because the cheating could not be concentrated in a handful of precincts. Or, more properly, said cheating would only have the potential to sway the two statewide electoral votes, not the 18 awarded by congressional district.

I still wonder how they are going to enforce it in certain Philadelphia precincts controlled by Eric Holder's New Black Panther Party thugs. Sample conversation:

"Show me your photo ID, please."

"See the uniformed guy out there with a nightstick, cracker? My ID is right on the end of his nightstick."

"OK. Here's your ballot."

35 posted on 08/15/2012 8:29:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law??

Because dead people and illegal aliens are two of the Democrats' most reliable voting blocks. Plus making voters show identification makes it harder to vote multiple times using different names.

36 posted on 08/15/2012 8:29:22 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: RC2

If they want to buy cold medication at a supermarket they have to show ID.Or beer.Or liquor.

What’s the problem?

Don’t answer, it’s rhetorical.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 8:32:04 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012" I Will Have Made It" when I Vote Barry OUT !)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The Democrats want to protect voter fraud under the guise of “disenfranchising the people”. Would they be happy if only Romney voters show ID? The only people getting disenfranchised are the people who vote once honestly and then have their vote cancelled out by a repeat voter.


38 posted on 08/15/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The flame switch is on!


39 posted on 08/15/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: TomGuy
College Students???? Is there ONE college or university in the US that does NOT require a photo ID?

No, there isn't.
Additionally, it's hard to figure out why the rats think they can get away with their lies. I mean, Democrats need photo ID to get their welfare, food stamps, and Section 8 housing don't they? If they don't, they should.

40 posted on 08/15/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Make sure to hit the comments FReepers, the lib trolls are all over it already.

???

It's the New York Times... that's all they got, right?

41 posted on 08/15/2012 8:38:54 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lurk

Philadelphia will simply ignore the law.

There is no way to enforce the law when all the means of enforcement are in the hands of those who chose to disregard it. Philadelphia ceased to be America years and years ago. Philadelphia is not subject to American law.


42 posted on 08/15/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh come on now. I’m sure Roberts can come up with some brilliant, creative way to strike down the law. George Will and Charles Krauthammer can then lecture us about it being the best advancement of conservatism by the court in decades.


43 posted on 08/15/2012 8:40:51 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law??.

Simple: because it is NOT about legitimate voters, it is about the ability to generate fraud - is there any other conclusion possible?

44 posted on 08/15/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: Vigilanteman
...the voter ID law was a booby prize for conservatives because our Quisling State GOP Chair blocked a far more important piece of legislation which would have awarded Pennsylvania's electoral votes by congressional district, the same system used in Maine and Nebraska.

So, if Romney won Pennsylvania, Ubama would still get all the electoral votes from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and the rest of the state's concentrated Democrat parasite nests ("cities")?

That doesn't sound like a good deal..

45 posted on 08/15/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The alleged barriers to voting are either not real or are greatly exaggerated by liberals.

It isn't about the alleged barriers. It is about erecting bogus strawman arguments against voter ID so that corrupt Dems can continue to send their henchmen into the field to vote multiple times using the names of dead or moved voters.

It's that simple.

46 posted on 08/15/2012 8:45:09 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: chaos_5

:: I’m sure they all collect food stamps yet somehow said minority, poor and elderly voters are not disenfranchised from that entitlement. ::

This should mobilize a Breitbart-type to apply for food stamps without ID or proof of income.


47 posted on 08/15/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Vigilanteman

“a far better election dynamic than the voter ID law because the cheating could not be concentrated in a handful of precincts”

I favor ‘whole state’ awarding of the electoral votes for federalism reasons, but you have a good point here.


48 posted on 08/15/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Redleg Duke
"Why don’t the liberals organize efforts to make sure their voters get the proper ID so that they can comply with the law??"

Because post hole diggers and backhoes are strictly controlled in graveyards.

Good one Red! But you owe me a new keyboard for that!

49 posted on 08/15/2012 9:04:56 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I am pretty sure that college students HAVE TO HAVE photo IDs, certainly need them to buy alcohol. The only way this might affect them is that they can only vote once, whereever they are, physically, instead of both at home and at school.
50 posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:06 AM PDT by NEMDF
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