The judge ruled there is not issue since no voter has yet demonstrated harm from their votes being known.
In addition to gov't knowledge of who voted how, the Open Records Act ensures the public can inspect ballots too.
Yep, no good will come from this.
“We know where you live, so you better vote the correct way”
The judge is a moron
Hmm.. Researching this a little makes me scratch my chin. In a way, it looks like those opposed to this ruling are concerned that Democrat vote fraud might be easier to ascertain (and therefore, prosecute). Note that this article is from the Hispanic, illegal alien version of the Denver Post.
When I get a receipt after I vote, I want to know that my ballot didn't get thrown into San Francisco Bay. I want to be able to have my ballot produced if the need should arise.
Off of the top of my head I can’t think of any reference in the Constitution to secret ballots.
Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Arguello, Christine M.
Born 1955 in Thatcher, CO
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 10, 2008, to a seat vacated by Walker D. Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 2008, and received commission on October 21, 2008.
Associate & full professor, University of Kansas School of Law, 1991-1999
Visiting & adjunct professor, University of Colorado School of Law, 1999-2002
Visiting professor, University of Denver College of Law, 2003
In Texas and most (but not quite all) states, people that vote in Primaries are identified by which party’s primary they voted in. So, at least in my case, being that I vote in Republican primaries, it’s a pretty safe bet who I’ll vote for in November. And if Obama wants to sick the IRS or some other government agency on me, he’s already had plenty of chances and hasn’t yet done it.
I’m tending to like the idea of a paper trail, and the Republicans could (but won’t) use it as a campaign weapon - with advertising pointing out that each vote is traceable. It would SCARE THE HECK out of the Illegals.
Why are the voting booths private? Why not just sit around a big table wearing name badges and vote with cameras over our shoulders recording our every move?
Would that disenfranchise voters? Would minorities who don't want to show a picture ID be more willing to vote thanks to her ruling?