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Wisconsin voter ID law struck down by federal judge
Oregon Live ^ | April 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM | The Associated Press

Posted on 04/29/2014 12:42:54 PM PDT by dila813

MILWAUKEE — A federal judge in Milwaukee struck down Wisconsin's voter identification law Tuesday, saying a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman sided with opponents of the law, who argued that low-income and minority voters aren't as likely to have photo IDs or the documents needed to get them. Adelman said the law violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: associatedpress; electionfraud; lynnadelman; votefraud; voterfraud; voterid; wisconsin
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It is unfair, so unfair....but you need an id for almost everything else.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 12:42:54 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

So that measn you don’t need an id to get a drivers license or anything else then too?


2 posted on 04/29/2014 12:45:09 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: dila813
An unfair burden? The frigging things are FREE at any Dept of Motor Vehicles office. Go in, fill out an application, have your picture taken. Done.

This judge is obviously either retarded or a Dem loyalist. But then, I repeat myself.

3 posted on 04/29/2014 12:45:49 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: dila813

These F**ing judges are starting to really pi$$ people off...


4 posted on 04/29/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: dila813

They keep trying to do this in Texas, and failing.

Here’s what our AG (who’ll be our next Gov) has told them, in their latest attempt to block our voter ID law...

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reacted sharply to the latest attack on the state’s election laws, which he called “the cynical politics of race.”

“Voter IDs have nothing to do with race, and they are free to anyone who needs one,” Abbott said. “Eric Holder’s outrageous claim that voter ID is a racist plot to disenfranchise minority voters is gutter politics and is offensive to the overwhelming majority of Texans of all races who support this ballot integrity measure.”


5 posted on 04/29/2014 12:46:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: dila813

“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”


6 posted on 04/29/2014 12:47:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dila813

Okay, Wisconsin FReepers .... start refusing to show ID for everything else it’s required for.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 12:48:08 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

How about wicked?


8 posted on 04/29/2014 12:48:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dila813
They have never once provided an example of someone who was disadvantaged becasue of this provision.

Adelman said the law violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection.

Where is my protection against voter fraud?

9 posted on 04/29/2014 12:50:00 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: dila813

But it is not an unfair burden for the rest of us when we are saddled with douchebag liberal politicians, elected through voter fraud, I suppose.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 12:51:10 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: dila813

So what do the minorities and low income people use for ID when picking up their welfare checks or EBT cards? What do they show as ID when using the EBT card?


11 posted on 04/29/2014 12:51:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: dila813
It so unfair that we put demands on poor people.
At the same time we're working long hours to meet all the demands the government is putting on the rest of us.

12 posted on 04/29/2014 12:52:14 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: dila813
Another victory for the continuing liberal effort to legally establish that blacks are stupider than whites.

Conservatives continue to fight the stigma against minorities, but its an uphill effort.

13 posted on 04/29/2014 12:52:27 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dila813

So we’re saying that low-income and minority voters aren’t given birth certificates when they are born. THAT’S RACIST!
Too bad that they also don’t apparently have a job, go to bars, collect government benefits, have a way to ID themselves if questioned by the police, or pretty much any other thing that normal people do.
Yes, of course, someone like that should vote about who rules over you.
If people like that actually existed.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 12:53:37 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Mr. K

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman...

nominated for the bench by Billy J. Clinton.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 12:53:44 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: dila813

But one needs an ID to get into many bars, but not to vote.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 12:53:49 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: rjsimmon

Of course... throwing the integrity of voting to the wolves is hardly “equal protection.” When even the uber-liberal United Nations scratches its head at your elections, something is in trouble.

Maybe the Constitution could use a voter-ID amendment, if judges are going to be this stupid about it.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 12:53:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dila813

“saying a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters”.

It’s like this your honor, you are imposing a restriction on the honest voters of this state. We cannot afford the lack of security that your ruling allows. Furthermore if need be, we the pullers of the cart will provide the necessary Id at our expense just one more burden we carry while you do your best to destroy America, against your very oath of office.


18 posted on 04/29/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT by wita
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To: dead

Even most BLACK PEOPLE think this is a good idea!

“Who ya callin’ stupid?”


19 posted on 04/29/2014 12:54:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dila813

Appointed by Pres. Clinton, September 8, 1997 “On January 22, 2010, United States Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold forwarded four names to the Obama White House for consideration to fill the vacancy on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals created when Judge Terence T. Evans assumed senior status.[2] Adelman was recommended along with Victoria F. Nourse, Richard Sankovitz, and Dean Strang.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 12:57:25 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: dila813
U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman should be a candidate for impeachment.

MEMO TO JUDGE ADELMAN: Rule on the law, not on your sociology.

(If they each got $10 for registering they would break a leg to get in line.)

21 posted on 04/29/2014 1:01:20 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: dila813

Another dimwitted nitwit judge. The poor have no id, bull spit, they need id to get their welfare, food stamps, housing, driver licenses, registrations, even to get into RAT rallies,etc. Talk about the slippery slope to the third world.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: WellyP

For 20 years, Lynn Adelman was a Democrat member of the Wisconsin State Senate (from 1977 - 1997). ... Wisconsin state senator, 1977-1997.


23 posted on 04/29/2014 1:02:17 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: dila813

My take is that IF you’re too dumb, stupid or poor to be able to pick up a free ID card, you’re tooooo stupppiiiddd to vote.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 1:05:19 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: dila813

Very interesting..... so in Houston Texas there are many drivers without a drivers license. With Houston being a sanctuary city, if I am stopped and the police ask for my ID, can I now tell them that they are violatating the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection?


25 posted on 04/29/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: rjsimmon

“Where is my protection against voter fraud?”

Rand Paul said there isn’t any voter fraud.


26 posted on 04/29/2014 1:07:18 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: kenmcg

“..Another dimwitted nitwit judge....” bought off with obama dollars or a bad NSA file.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 1:07:35 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: dila813; NFHale

They said that an ID and background check and fingerprints are fine for buying a gun though,
its only voting where you cant ask voters to identify themselves.

Dem appointed judges!


28 posted on 04/29/2014 1:08:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: dila813

Congress can abolish ALL lower courts in the United States except the SCOTUS. Never happen, but it needs to . Our government was never set to be run by judges. This is absurd.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 1:08:20 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: dila813

Wisconsin should just ignore the federal judge’s idiotic ruling and enforce their properly passed voter id law. Period.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 1:08:21 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

No ID required to

AUTHORIZE A POLITICIAN TO ROB YOUR NEIGHBOR.


31 posted on 04/29/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: sickoflibs

Lets hear them make the same argument on guns ah? It is an unfair burden on the poor to have to show an ID to buy a gun. After all, we know that this is a right protected under the constitution.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 1:15:10 PM PDT by dila813
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To: dila813

It seems to me that instead of whining about “unfair burdens” of voter ID laws, now is the time for conscientious Democrats (if there is such a thing) to help those legitimate citizens who don’t have IDs to get them. So instead of complaining on voting day, they will have everyone all set with their IDs to vote.

But I guess this is too obvious a solution and won’t allow them to cheat with busloads of unregistered immigrants.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 1:15:11 PM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: dila813

Same thing happened in Arkansas last week.

alleges Judge Tim Fox should be removed from the ballot because of a short suspension of his law license in 2013 for failure to pay annual dues.

http://media.arkansasonline.com/img/photos/2014/04/24/resized_99265-oneill_18_17-18168_t630.jpg?30004eeab9fb5f824ff65e51d525728c55cf3980

An Arkansas judge declared the state’s new voter identification law unconstitutional on Thursday since it stipulates that voters must meet an additional requirement before casting a ballot.

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox called the law, which calls for voters to show photo identification cards, “void and unenforceable.”

Nearly three dozen U.S. states have voter identification measures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The laws are part of a nationwide effort at the state level aimed at preventing voter fraud. Critics say they hinder low-income and minority voters and are challenging the laws in several state courts.

Arkansas’ Republican-led Legislature approved the law last year. Democratic Governor Mike Beebe had vetoed the bill, but the state House and Senate overrode the governor.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office said it would work quickly to appeal the ruling on behalf of The Board of Election Commissioners.

The Pulaski County elections board had brought the suit against the state panel.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/25/us-usa-arkansas-voters-idUSBREA3O0AJ20140425

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A filing in a Lonoke County divorce case bears on the runoff for state Supreme Court between Appeals Court Judge Karen Baker and Pulaski Circuit Judge Tim Fox.

The filing, a divorce counter-claim by Lonoke farmer Shane Hamilton, seeks divorce from his wife, Lauren, on ground that she’d been having an affair with Fox. Lauren Hamilton, who now practices with the Hilburn firm in North Little Rock, was a law clerk for Fox for two years and left for private practice about three years ago. The lawsuit was filed for Shane Hamilton by Kim Kelley, a Heber Springs lawyer, who until the May primary election was both a law clerk and campaign worker for Baker. She said she had not worked for Baker in either capacity since the primary.
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Fox, who is married, would not comment directly on the allegation. “I’ve just always taken the position that personal family business is not open for public discussion — in an election year or a non-election year.” He said he was aware of the filing, but had not reviewed it. He noted Kelley’s past work for Baker and said he saw the filing as “another effort to draw attention away” from his campaigning about the amount of vacation time Baker and her staff took from work at the Court of Appeals

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2014/apr/24/circuit-judge-strikes-down-voter-id-law/

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Petition Questions Judge Tim Fox’s Candidacy

Apr. 3, 2014 10:37 am

The candidacy of a Pulaski County circuit judge has been called into question in a petition filed by a registered voter in his district.

The petition, filed Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court by resident John Kelly, alleges Judge Tim Fox should be removed from the ballot because of a short suspension of his law license in 2013 for failure to pay annual dues.

State law requires judicial candidates to be a licensed attorney for at least six years before taking office.

An email from the Arkansas Supreme Court, attached as a document to the petition, shows Fox’s license was suspended from March 2, 2013 to April 16, 2013 for nonpayment.

The petition requests an immediate court hearing and the removal of Fox’s name from the ballot.

Fox is the Sixth Division Circuit Court judge in Pulaski County, and is seeking re-election. Arkansas Business contacted Fox’s office for commment, but was told the judge was currently in the courtroom and unavailable.

http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/97990/petition-questions-judge-tim-foxs-candidacy


34 posted on 04/29/2014 1:15:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Mr. K

Many judges if not most, from top to bottom, are nothing more than scumbags who couldn’t get any type of job/work that required worthwhile constructive economic social benefits. I have been in the societal mud pit these judges create.


35 posted on 04/29/2014 1:17:40 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: dila813
a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.

How can anyone say that with a straight face?

The Pinkos at counsel table and the Pinkos on the bench must be smirking and winking at each other during these hearings.

36 posted on 04/29/2014 1:17:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dila813

Lynn S. Adelman (born October 1, 1939) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Adelman received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1961 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1965. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1977 to 1997.

On September 8, 1997, Adelman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin vacated by Thomas J. Curran. Adelman was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 13, 1997, and received his commission on December 23, 1997.


37 posted on 04/29/2014 1:18:40 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: dila813

The Federal government is no longer a valid entity if it will not act to ensure the sanctity of the vote—it cannot possibly claim to have the consent of the governed while the vote remains so open to fraud. There is no basis to believe any federal elections actually reflect the will of the people absent proof that only the people can vote and that their legitimate votes are not canceled by fraudulently cast ballots. It’s starting to look like DC has been captured by a cabal of criminals. Maybe it should be returned to swampland.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: dila813

If they don’t have an ID, how to they apply for and receive state/federal benefits or have a job? The I-9 form requires ID for employment. I suppose that’s unfair.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 1:22:34 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: dila813

They have been doing this with every key law in WI since Walker got elected. Once the case makes its way up to the top and we win, they bring up another law suit before a left wing judge. When they loose that one they start the process over again.


40 posted on 04/29/2014 1:23:35 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: dila813; NFHale
RE :”Lets hear them make the same argument on guns ah? It is an unfair burden on the poor to have to show an ID to buy a gun. After all, we know that this is a right protected under the constitution.”

Doesn't work that way.

You have the right to vote, get an abortion and be married to the same sex partner of your choice, as well as buying the wedding related photos and wedding cakes .

Owning a gun is not a right unless you are certified by the government to be part of a militia, Obama's militia.

41 posted on 04/29/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: dila813

Can’t this judge find one person unable to get a photo i.d. legally to back up this belief that its so difficult to get?


42 posted on 04/29/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Trod Upon

A few relevant facts:
1)A picture ID is required for admission to most office buildings in NYC and most other US cities
2) A picture ID is required to get on a airplane
3) A picture ID is required to obtain a Medicare card
4) Most states offer non-drivers a picture ID card which is often free if the person is poor
5) A picture ID is required to gain entrance to all Federal Courts houses


43 posted on 04/29/2014 1:35:01 PM PDT by ozdragon
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To: dila813

A Jew. It figures.


44 posted on 04/29/2014 1:35:22 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: snowrip

I remember reading that was Clinton’s plan, to populate federal judiciary with libs. Looks like it worked.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 1:43:18 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The judge also belongs behind bars.

Thanks dila813.


46 posted on 04/29/2014 1:47:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dila813

Below is a link to Adelman’s Bio complete with phone #’s etc; He is a Clinton Appointee (ergo Rabid Democrat), 75 years old. I suspect if picture ID’s were handed out on the street corner of every poor neighborhood he STILL would have found a way to pronounce the law Un Constitutional because the dims figure 99.99% of illegal votes go to a Dim.........it’s that simple!

https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/3433/lynn-adelman#.U2ATiaNOU5s


47 posted on 04/29/2014 2:06:35 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: SkyDancer

What do they show when they are buying their liquor and cigarettes?


48 posted on 04/29/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Is the GOP actually TRYING to lose in 2014 and 2016?)
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To: thorvaldr

A home birth or abandoned child could result in no birth records. If the Democrats are so concerned about those who have such a situation, they should be making sure people can get the documents they need for proof of citizenship.

But we all know that’s not their real concern.


49 posted on 04/29/2014 2:39:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: dila813

Require more IDs and/or universal IDs and track everyone. Brilliant politics. That’ll win votes. Or go back to using paper ballots and records (the wiser choice).


50 posted on 04/29/2014 2:43:21 PM PDT by familyop
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