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Arizona voting law disenfranchises citizens (LA Times Barf Alert)
LA Times ^ | 3/23/2013 | LA Times

Posted on 03/23/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by Dallas59

It's a familiar story: Out of an exaggerated concern about potential election fraud, a state adopts procedures that have the effect of disenfranchising perfectly qualified voters. In this case, the state of Arizona is demanding that would-be voters provide proof of citizenship beyond what Congress has required. The Supreme Court, which heard arguments about Arizona's policy on Monday, should strike the requirement down.

In 1993, Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act, popularly known as the "motor voter" law because, among other provisions, it allows citizens to register to vote when they apply for a driver's license. Congress was clear about its objective: "to establish procedures that will increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote in elections for federal office."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegal; vote

1 posted on 03/23/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

what citizens are they talking about?

I thought the law was about NOT giving licenses to illegal’s.

2 posted on 03/23/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Dallas59

All I’ve heard all my life is about how important my vote was. That’s BS. You can’t buy smokes or beer without showing some I.D. Try cashing a check or getting a loan without showing some I.D. The LA Times is just a bunch of commie libs advocating for voter fraud, IMHO.

3 posted on 03/23/2013 12:59:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Dallas59
>>The federal agency that prepares the form also tells prospective voters what information is required by particular states.

>>The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to override state decisions about the "times, places and manner" of congressional elections, and that is what it did when it directed the states to "accept and use" the registration form approved by the federal government.

Tough. Also in the Constitution are Article I Section 2 and the 17th Amendment. They specify the qualifications of electors to the House and Senate have the same qualifications as electors to the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

If a State requires proof of birth or citizenship to elect state assemblymen, I do not understand how that can be a contested standard for Congressional elections.

4 posted on 03/23/2013 1:12:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The LA Times may want some sort of ID from those seeking employment with their company.

5 posted on 03/23/2013 1:15:44 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Dallas59

Oh good heavens, the nerve of some people demanding that people have an ID..that might disenfranchise the CRIMINALS that came here ILLEGALLY..the horror, criminals not being allowed to have ID’s..but never fear Dems, your voting booth will still remain at the border so when the criminals cross they will vote Democrat just like you know they will

6 posted on 03/23/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dallas59
Here's a clear violation of separation of powers, another judicial pantload:

>>This law should never have been passed in the first place because, as the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded, "Arizona has not provided persuasive evidence that voter fraud in registration procedures is a significant problem in Arizona."

Uh, just when did the feral courts get the power to determine what is "significant?" In a republic, that is a matter left for the reps of the people.

7 posted on 03/23/2013 1:17:37 PM PDT by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: qaz123

Disenfranchisment? Isn’t that when my vote is canceled out by someone voting twice? Or an illegal voting? Or people bussed in from other states voting in my state? Or how about when voting machines change people’s votes?

8 posted on 03/23/2013 1:20:37 PM PDT by (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Dallas59
The LAT knows that ID is not the issue, the issue is packing the elections with as many democrat voters as possible.

That is all the push for amnesty and the resistance to voter ID has ever been about. They see the way to a permanent majority, just dangling out there.

9 posted on 03/23/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Dallas59
Arizona voting law DOES disenfranchises citizens....of Mexico.
10 posted on 03/23/2013 4:52:15 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Dallas59
I'd bet that to get into the LA Times Building -- 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 -- you'd have to show:
  1. A valid State issued Photo ID or DL.
  2. Your Social Security Card.
  3. A notarized copy of your Birth Certificate (Hospital Certificates of Birth NOT acceptable).
  4. Valid 'Green Card' if not a US Citizen.
  5. A Utility Bill under YOUR name with current address.
  6. Copies of your 2010, 2009, and 2008 State and Federal Tax forms.
  7. Letters of Reference from three people who are known to the LA Times.
  8. Your Membership Card for the Communist Party USA.
Then! You could get past the Six Armed Guards, all former Spetsnaz GRU soldiers, who are just inside the front door(1).

(1)Previously, they had former East German Stasi agents working as guards.
But they weren't tough enough and once let some factual reporting escape.

11 posted on 03/24/2013 8:20:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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