Skip to comments.Arkansas judge rules voter ID law unconstitutional
Posted on 05/02/2014 6:38:07 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
(Reuters--LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas--An Arkansas judge ruled unconstitutional for the second time in about a week a new law requiring voters to show a photo ID, but said on Friday there was not enough time to prevent officials from applying the law at primary elections this month.
Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox said he was staying his order because to do otherwise would create "turmoil" in thousands of precincts. Last week, he said the law was "void and unenforceable."
Nearly three dozen U.S. states have voter identification measures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Many Republicans have maintained that the laws are aimed at preventing voter fraud, but several Democrats dismiss the claim, saying no such problem exists and the measures are actually a way of trying to prevent low-income people and minorities, who typically vote for the Democrats, from casting ballots.
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So this judge believes the framers of the constitution would not want to make sure that only US citizens voted. BS.
They dont prevent them from voting. they prevent them from cheating and that is why the dems are against them..
In 2008 the Supreme Court ruled that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws.
In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indianas strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to prevent fraud.
The law is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process, Justice John Paul Stevens said in an opinion that was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy. Stevens was a dissenter in Bush v. Gore in 2000.
Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas also agreed with the outcome, but wrote separately.
Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter dissented, just as they did in 2000.
yes to the first question Brad
and No, to the second question.
My question is, how do low income people get food stamps or other types of aid. Can I get food stamps? My name is Barack Obama. Yes, I am a 62 year old blond woman. Really it is me. Sorry, no ID.
None of the above. According to Wikipedia “Timothy Davis Fox is the elected Circuit Judge of the Sixth Division of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the State of Arkansas.”
Time to start showing up at demorat functions and refusing to show id to get in.
I bought some of that canned compressed air, you know to clean out your computer keyboard or whatever.....yes, I had to show ID to prove I was over 18
It’s ok to require ID for primaries, but the general elections? Oh no! Dims can’t win without an overwhelming margin of fraud!
2. Apparently so.
Then it’s settled law as they say.
That ahole needs a good bitch slap. And an impeachment.
I hope to live to see the day when a Governor politely tells a federal or state judge “NO” on one of these arbitrary unconstitutional rulings, the state legislature backs the Governor, and the people of the state strongly back their elected representatives. It is the only way the despotism of the black robed tyrants can be stopped.
Please, PLEASE do not get the impression that minorities do not know how or can’t afford valid identification. This myth hasn’t been proven anywhere, and is never presented in court scientifically. This is the official ‘excuse’ not to have voter ID.
Do not blame the minorities for this, as I always suspect those in minority area are prime victims of vote fraud, or should I say, it commonly take place in those area. Since everyone assume they all vote democrat anyway,. why bother counting or even having good poll workers there.
States should simply these ruling and force an ID check anyway, stating before hand that:
“...ID’s of all persons voting will be checked as part of an ongoing investigation in vote-fraud across the state..”
See how easy that is? You see, if there were say - money or state tax fraud going on, there’d be no hesitation to walk into a place, and ask everyone for ID.
So why can’t it be done on election day?
The problem is not the judge’s ruling; it’s that we give that ruling any respect whatsoever.
So why not make asking for ID when you fly, drive or get a bee illegal This judge is a fool.
Low income people spend $ on booz, cable TV & cancer sticks so they can obviously afford an ID!
so gestapo oficers can demand id anytime, but we can’t demand voters to confirm they are who they claim to be to help keep voter integrity and ensure the vote is legitimate.
Every ID law is going to be struck down so the Democrats have a chance in the midterms.