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Analysis: How opponents held back the voter ID tide
Reuters ^ | 10/2/12 | Andrew Longstreth

Posted on 10/02/2012 5:44:00 PM PDT by ruralvoter

A Pennsylvania judge's decision to block a voter ID law on Tuesday is only the latest in a series of setbacks for new state laws that require voters to show identification before voting.

Voter ID laws have also been turned back in Wisconsin and Texas this year and some others may also not go into effect before the U.S. presidential election just five weeks away.

The fact that tighter voting laws are faring poorly in court was not expected by some legal experts. That's because in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a voter identification law passed by Indiana, leading many experts to conclude that it would be hard to challenge such laws in court.

Since the last presidential election, some 15 states have passed or tightened legislation requiring people to identify themselves before voting

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: voterfraud; voterid
WHY ELECTIONS MATTER: Judges.
1 posted on 10/02/2012 5:44:06 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
The fact that tighter voting laws are faring poorly in court was not expected by some legal experts.

Really - liberal activist lower court "judges" giving the finger to the SCOTUS and using their positions to push unconstitutional measures in order to help Obama win re-election is unexpected?

2 posted on 10/02/2012 5:48:07 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ruralvoter

Laura Ingraham once remarked that leftists tend to worm their way into places such as school and college faculty and administration and the judiciary, where they can wield tremendous power but cannot be easily removed.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 5:52:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: ruralvoter

In 08 our voter ID law (Michigan) was just getting started. Now its in full force and we even have a citizenship check box (there’s a fight over that)


4 posted on 10/02/2012 5:54:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ruralvoter
IIRC, a few Iowa supreme court justices were booted by the voters in 2010.

FL voters will hopefully do the same to three Marxist judges next month.

Beyond that, we must press for impeachment and removal of blackrobes who substitute the legitimate will of the people with their twisted values. A few judicial scalps per year will go a long way.

5 posted on 10/02/2012 6:08:16 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: ruralvoter

Ironic when America brings “democracy” to other parts of the world.

What I saw in Afghanistan.

All voters had to have government picture ID.
All voters had to match the voter roles.
All voters get their finger dipped in ink.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 6:23:16 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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WHY ELECTIONS MATTER: Judges.

Bingo. Liberal judges think nothing of making up any reason to overturn laws they simply don't like. It will do no good to one day finally elect great conservatives only to have the leftist judges overturn everything we pass. Romney will almost certainly nominate better judges than Obama, that is reason enough to vote for Willard.

7 posted on 10/02/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Jacquerie

in FL the FL Bar is spending dues money to endorse the three judges up for reappointment.

ALL should be rejected.

it is because those Ohio judges were recalled. they even came to “warn” fl lawyers about this threat. IOW elitist BS.

it is a disgusting abuse of member dues for political ends.

BTW the FL SC oversees the mandatory bar. IOW these judges are raiding member dues. (in spirit)


8 posted on 10/02/2012 7:23:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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What is it about human nature that generally favors incumbents? These judges regard the people with contempt, yet 99% of the electorate who do not know this will blindly vote to retain them all.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 1:57:39 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: skeeter

The only way liberal activist judges get away with it is because legislatures won’t impeach them. Legislatures won’t impeach because the electorate has been taught to ignore the Constitution.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 6:04:12 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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