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President Obama asked to show ID while voting
Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2012

Posted on 10/25/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by SMGFan

The nation’s First Voter has cast his ballot – and, once again, made history. President Obama voted about 5:20 p.m. at a community center in his hometown of Chicago, punching his choices into a touch-screen machine after signing forms and showing his driver’s license. He is the first president to vote before election day.

“Now ignore the fact that there’s no gray hair on that picture,” Obama cracked to an election official. “I’m just glad I renewed my driver’s license.” Obama declined to reveal his choice for president, a subject of much humor over the past two days during his marathon swing state campaign blitz. “I can’t tell you who I’m going to vote for because it’s a secret ballot,’’ he joked earlier Thursday at a rally in Richmond, Va., drawing laughter from the crowd. “But the good news is, Michelle said she voted for me. She did.’’ In a short pitch he made in Chicago for early voting, Obama emphasized its ease and efficiency. “For all of you who have not yet early voted, I just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was,’’ he said. “…If something happens on election day you will have already taken care of it. If it’s bad weather you won’t get wet. Or in Chicago, snowy. But this was really convenient.’’

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: earlyvoting; governmentwaste; ifsomethinghappens; obama; voterid; waste
He had perfect opportunity draw attention to his issue.
1 posted on 10/25/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

That’s Racist!


2 posted on 10/25/2012 6:02:39 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: SMGFan

If he were as smart as they would have us believe he would have voted for Romney.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: SMGFan

Michelle made him write in her name...


4 posted on 10/25/2012 6:03:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SMGFan

Voter Identification, so easy an idiot president can do it.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 6:04:25 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: SMGFan

I am sure his wallet is loaded with phony ID and some other persons numbers.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 6:07:22 PM PDT by bmwcyle
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To: SMGFan

Too bad they didn’t ask for proof of citizenship too.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by wireman
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To: SMGFan

“Until al Qaeda is on the ballot,
I'll just vote for ..... me.”

8 posted on 10/25/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SMGFan

9 posted on 10/25/2012 6:08:41 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: SMGFan
I am surprised James O'Keefe wasn't in disguise behind the desk asking for his birth certificate.... Just Kidding !!!! LOL !!!
10 posted on 10/25/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: SMGFan

He voted for Romney,what the heck he’s in a safe Obama state where it won’t matter. haha


11 posted on 10/25/2012 6:12:52 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: SMGFan

For the Washington Post, this is a hard news story. Let’s forget Fast and Furious and Benghazi is just a blip on the radar but, boy, when Obama casts a ballot for himself, this is worthy of news space!


12 posted on 10/25/2012 6:13:06 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: SMGFan

I just do not get this elongated voting, we do now.
On election day polls are opened twelve hours, by law you must be allowed to vote without penalty, if you are unable to vote (whatever reason) you can vote by absently ballot if you request the ballot.


13 posted on 10/25/2012 6:13:06 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SMGFan

Did the UN agents “observe” him casting his vote to ensure that there was no “surpression”??


14 posted on 10/25/2012 6:14:49 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Dallas59

Dallas, nevermind waterboarding at Club Gitmo, just show that 24/7 on a flat screen to detainees, man they rat out in a heartbeat!!!


15 posted on 10/25/2012 6:15:51 PM PDT by taildragger (( Fubarward Obama 2012, think about it :-) ))
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To: svcw

I personally know of too many liberals who are only voting because its becoming easier. If they had to actually get up and go out to vote on a specific day they likely wouldn’t vote at all.


16 posted on 10/25/2012 6:16:02 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: SMGFan

Just ANOTHER STUNT


17 posted on 10/25/2012 6:16:02 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: SMGFan

He was burdened with such a hardship, for shame!!


18 posted on 10/25/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan
Did the UN observers make him dip his finger in purple ink?

As long as they're here, I want to see who around me has voted.

I want to see if the landscaper who doesn't speak English voted.

I want to see if the Indian computer programmer who's here on an H-1B or L-1 visa voted.

-PJ

19 posted on 10/25/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SMGFan
The question is how many times he will vote before November.
20 posted on 10/25/2012 6:27:08 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: svcw

Early voting should be stopped in all states. The first job of congress must be to restore the integrity of our voting process. It is the first imperative.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 6:33:29 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: SMGFan

“President Obama asked to show ID while voting”

He must have bought it from a guy on the street corner who also sells fake Rolexs.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 6:35:11 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Still over a week and 25% of the people have already voted, seriously anything can happen.
What are we doing?


23 posted on 10/25/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SMGFan

He’s voting early because he knows that he’s spending election day packing.


24 posted on 10/25/2012 6:38:34 PM PDT by DonnDe
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To: svcw

I have never understood it either. When I began voting many, many years ago, everybody voted on the 1st Tuesday of November, in person, unless you were in the military or in the hospital. All voting took place in your local school or church and any place that sold liquor had to stay closed until after the polls closed. If you were over 18 it was just something you and everybody else over 18 did that day.

Schools no longer teach the meaning of freedom and what it cost our forefathers. As a result, many of the people voting are very ill informed. Others complain about how our country is run but they don’t take advantage of the opportunity to express their opinion through the ballot box.

Voting is one of the most important things we can do as an individual. One of my friends who ran for a local school board position lost her last election to a very liberal opponent by ONE vote. Two people living across the street from my friend didn’t vote because they thought her election was a sure thing. Every vote counts.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 6:43:39 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: svcw

if you are unable to vote (whatever reason) you can vote by absently ballot if you request the ballot.

Unless, of course, you’re overseas military defending the country. I hate these people more than I can say


26 posted on 10/25/2012 6:51:22 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

True enough.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 6:54:59 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SMGFan

How much did this little pr stunt cost taxpayers? He could have just mailed it in.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: SMGFan

“Obama declined to reveal his choice for president,”

He one of a very few who knows the truth about this guy Obama, so it seems like a lock for Romney.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: cripplecreek

I think it’s past time for a constitutional case to be brought against all the early and absentee voting gimmicks out there.

I fail to see where any of that is allowed in the constitution. I drag my butt to the polls the day of every time. Before work, during luck, or after work.

Anyone can do it. If they put their mind to it.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 8:33:24 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cripplecreek

Poll worker tells Obama as he votes early: ‘I need an ID’

BY NATASHA KORECKI Political Reporter Twitter: @natashakorecki October 25, 2012 3:48PM

President Barack Obama casts his ballot during early voting while in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, October 25, 2012. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

Updated: October 26, 2012 5:18AM

Just 12 days before the election and in the midst of a whirlwind campaign tour, President Barack Obama touched down on his home turf Thursday — and made history.

Obama returned to Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood and became the first president to vote early in person.

“I very much appreciate everybody here,” the president said at the early voting site. “It’s good to be home back in the neighborhood.”

But the most famous man in the world still had to prove who he was.

An early voting official looked at the president and smiled: “I need an I.D.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/15962782-418/poll-worker-tells-obama-as-he-votes-early-i-need-an-id.html


31 posted on 10/26/2012 6:16:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Why hasn’t anyone mentioned that he had to have a poll worker go over to his booth to help him? The poll worker stayed there for most of the time it took him to cast his vote.


32 posted on 10/26/2012 6:23:36 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

“Why hasn’t anyone mentioned that he had to have a poll worker go over to his booth to help him?”

If I knew today’s politically correct word for “retard”, I use it here. But I don’t ... so I won’t.


33 posted on 10/26/2012 6:43:23 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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