Skip to comments.After Supreme Court Ruling, States Rush to Enact Voting Laws
Posted on 07/07/2013 6:05:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
State officials across the South are aggressively moving ahead with new laws requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls after the Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.
The Republicans who control state legislatures throughout the region say such laws are needed to prevent voter fraud. But such fraud is extremely rare, and Democrats are concerned that the proposed changes will make it harder for many poor voters and members of minorities who tend to vote Democratic to cast their ballots in states that once discriminated against black voters with poll taxes and literacy tests.
The Supreme Court ruling last month freed a number of states with a history of discrimination, mostly in the South, of the requirement to get advance federal permission in order to make changes to their election laws.
Within hours, Texas officials said that they would begin enforcing a strict photo identification requirement for voters, which had been blocked by a federal court on the ground that it would disproportionately affect black and Hispanic voters. In Mississippi and Alabama, which had passed their own voter identification laws but had not received federal approval for them, state officials said that they were moving to begin enforcing the laws.
The next flash point over voting laws will most likely be in North Carolina, where several voting bills had languished there this year as the Republicans who control the Legislature awaited the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which had covered many counties in the state. After the ruling, some Republican lawmakers said that they would move as soon as next week to pass a bill requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls.
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But such fraud is extremely rare, and Democrats are concerned that the proposed changes will make it harder for many poor voters and members of minorities who tend to vote Democratic to cast their ballots in states that once discriminated against black voters with poll taxes and literacy tests.
The bigotry of soft expectations.
And they just can’t bring themselves to say that these changes make ‘Voter Fraud’ even harder to commit.
We need someone with the proper skill set to come up with a Voter ID card showing the picture of someone in a grave.
Texas' pro-voter I.D. legislators issued a challenge to the Demonicrats to produce only ONE person who would be prevented from meeting the requirements of the new law. They were unable to.
If it's a well executed fraud, who would know?
I’d agree there’s probably more fraud in absentee voting than in polling place, but there’s really no way to tell until the voting registration is “trued” nationwide. Democrats have also targeted college students who are away from home as voters. The colleges assist their party in registering their out-of-state students for local elections. Republicans in state legislatures nationwide should immediately act to define citizen to include those who register to vote in local elections. Then they could lobby the college students to re-register at college as in-state students, robbing the bank accounts of the very colleges that are complicit in democrat GOTV activities on campus.
re: “But such fraud is extremely rare, and Democrats are concerned. . .”
Extremely rare??? The Democrat party and voter fraud extremely rare!!?? That’s the MO. They’ve been doing voter fraud as long as they’ve existed as a party.
The voter ID laws won’t stop it, but maybe it will make it a bit harder for them. What a bunch of liars and thieves.
Furthermore, the power to vote should be restricted to those who are employed or own a business, and those who pay taxes.
The input of parasites is not needed.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a photo ID.
A BIG OPPORTUNITY NOW for the item the Dems loathe most----voter ID which effectively curtails serial voting by illegals w/ multiple identities.
The overlooked secret weapon of Ohaha/2012 was the "early voting" scam in key states....states he won handily which clinched the election. When the Ohio Secy of State tried merely to regulate and standardize EV, the D'rats went ballistic--it would have demolished their "secret weapon."
Dems had detailed voter lists--they knew every voter in their precincts-- and had a plan to get every one to the polls. Days of early voting and extended hours enabled the D'rat machine to herd the masses into busses and take load after load bodily to the polls. This is how they got 100% votes in black precincts. They wouldn't have had the resources to get them all to the polls on one day......they had to have early voting---the long open season to deposit the necessary votes at the polls.
(CACKLE) FIGURES The dopey GOP had no such organization, or apparently, even the faintest idea of what the DNC had been doing the last four years.
So if it’s “extremely rare”, there shouldn’t be a law against it? Is 4.7 per 100,000 “extremely rare”? That’s the reported US homicide rate for 2011. Why are there laws banning murder since it’s extremely rare?
-——But such fraud is extremely rare-——
Statement of opinion with no facts in evidence
Exactly how many adults over the age of 18, who would otherwise be eligible to vote, have absolutely NO valid form of ID to do so?
The GOP should expose this red herring for the lie that it is.
“(CACKLE) FIGURES The dopey GOP had no such organization, or apparently, even the faintest idea of what the DNC had been doing the last four years. “
Oh, I highly doubt the GOP doesn’t know full well the dem tactics. They simply are too cowed to say much about it, for fear of being “racist”.
“...but such fraud is extremely rare.”
No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney.
The problem is that voter fraud is not extremely rare in certain areas, and those areas won’t do anything to curb Democrat voting fraud.
Bingo. The problem is that I suspect the worst fraud is occurring at precincts such as the one in Philly with the Black Panther dudes standing outside with billy clubs to intimidate voters. Do you really think they are going to allow any poll watchers in there to make sure they are IDing people coming to vote?