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  • More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump

    09/07/2017 10:37:00 AM PDT · by ptsal · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept-07, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Thousands of individuals registered to vote in New Hampshire on Election Day Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver’s licenses and since then, the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle.
  • The States Where a Driver's License Won't Work for Air Travel Next Year

    09/06/2017 5:45:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    MSN Travel & Leisure ^ | September 6, 2017
    As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) slowly implements the REAL ID Act of 2005, ID standards will change at airports around the country. This month, the government will expand its outreach program to spread information to travelers about the change. Effective Jan. 22, 2018, the DHS will no longer accept state-issued IDs from half the country. Travelers from “noncompliant” states will need to show an alternative form of ID, such as a passport, when boarding a plane.
  • Texas bill aims to make organ donation opt-out, sparking debate

    04/28/2017 10:07:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    kxan ^ | April 27, 2017 | Alyssa Goard
    Currently, Texas residents must opt in to be placed on the donor registry during their driver’s license process. HB 1938 would instead automatically place all adults on the driver’s license process on the registry, unless they opt out. Under this bill, each applicant will have to answer the question, “Would you like to refuse to join the organ donor registry?” Applicants who answer no or simply don’t answer will automatically be enrolled.
  • DMV licensed 800,000 undocumented immigrants…

    12/28/2016 6:02:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 28, 2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    On the day that California officials implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, DMV offices throughout the state were packed with immigrants looking to take advantage of the opportunity. Two years after the implementation of AB 60 on Jan. 1, 2015, an estimated 806,000 undocumented residents have received driver’s licenses, according to Department of Motor Vehicles statistics this month. About 14,000 of these licenses were issued in November alone, the DMV said.
  • Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto

    12/15/2016 6:05:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | S. Laney Griffo
    Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment. The Illinois State Senate easily topped the total needed to override the veto with a 38-18 vote in favor. The parties, however, were more divided in the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill received 67 yes votes. However, 71 votes were required to override...
  • Only 4 states can stop vote fraud

    12/04/2016 12:47:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WND Exclusive Only 4 states can stop vote fraud 'No systematic oversight of the system' exists The raging debate about voter fraud has been hijacked by the left, says a leading expert on the issue, and the left is driving the narrative in a false direction using slick deception. The question is: What will President-elect Donald Trump do about it? When people think about “voter fraud,” they tend to think about the dead voting, people voting in multiple precincts or party machines paying homeless people to cast ballots. While those are all legitimate concerns, the mass fraud happens long before...
  • Federal agencies to stop accepting Pa. driver's licenses as proof of identity

    10/15/2016 5:21:26 AM PDT · by chopperman · 46 replies
    triblive.com ^ | 13 October 2016 | Michael Walton
    Federal agencies will begin rejecting Pennsylvania driver's licenses and photo IDs as official forms of identification on Jan. 30 unless the state comes into compliance with a national law that sets standards for state-issued IDs.
  • Oregon registered voters surge under novel 'motor voter' law

    09/14/2016 11:51:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 2:42 PM EDT
    A recent Oregon law that automatically registers residents to vote when they get or renew a driver’s license has fueled a surge in newly minted voters. In January, Oregon was the first state to put such a law into effect and since then, California, Vermont and West Virginia have adopted similar laws. So-called “motor voter” laws are also being considered in other states. Nearly 300,000 Oregonians have registered to vote in the past 12 months and more than 75 percent of them those did so under the motor voter law, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday. In addition,...
  • Pennsylvania Making Millions by Selling Your Driver's Record.

    05/06/2016 5:29:07 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    NBC10 Philadelphia ^ | Friday, May 6, 2016 | NBC10.com
    The information on your driver’s license is a gold mine and Pennsylvania is cashing in. The NBC10 Investigators found the state has earned more than $157 million since 2010 selling driver records. An NBC10 analysis of the more than 32,000 private companies and government agencies to which PennDOT sold driver information, traced it to every state in the country. The companies include credit agencies, insurance companies and car dealerships. The information PennDOT sold includes names, addresses, and driving histories.
  • California issued 605,000 new driver's licenses for immigrants in the U.S. illegally last year

    02/08/2016 7:15:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2016 | by Tatiana Sanchez
    Judith Benitez had gone most of her adult life without knowing how to drive. The 35-year-old woman from Mexico who is in the U.S. illegally would ask family members for rides to pick up her children from school. Trips to the grocery store or the doctor's office were complicated. That changed last year when Assembly Bill 60 was implemented, granting people in the country illegally the right to obtain driver's licenses in California. "Truthfully, it was an extremely emotional time because having a [driver's] license isn't just any little thing," she said. "We feel a little more protected."
  • Homeland Security rejects Minn. request for Real ID extension (drivers' licenses 9 states impacted)

    12/28/2015 12:55:16 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | December 22, 2015 | Patrick Condon
    The federal government has denied a request from the state's political leaders for more time to get compliant with the new Real ID requirement,but it won't immediately imperil the ability of Minnesotans to board commercial flights after Jan. 1.In a letter sent Monday,two assistant secretaries at the Department of Homeland Security wrote to Gov. Mark Dayton that "Minnesota has not provided adequate justification for continued noncompliance with the Real ID standards that would warrant granting your request for extension,"the letter stated.That means Minnesota driver's licenses are officially not sufficient identification for the general public to be allowed on U.S. military...
  • Passports Required For Domestic Travel In 2016, But IRS Can Revoke Passports For Taxes

    11/28/2015 3:31:08 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 25, 2015 | By Robert W. Wood
    Think you only need a passport to board an international flight? In 2016, some fliers better have one to fly domestic, which means they had better be paying their taxes. It now looks as though your passport could be cancelled if you owe the IRS. The Real ID Act created a national standard for state-issued IDs. It hits air travel in 2016. Some states initially refused to comply, fearing that the feds would make a national database of citizens. Others cited high administrative costs and a 50% increase in fees for drivers. Most states are OK, but millions in Louisiana,...
  • The Colander and the Driver's License

    11/18/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 18, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    For as long as there has been a free press, there has been some form of “news of the weird.” It may be a humorous feature during a radio or TV newscast, or a throwaway corner to fill space in a newspaper… the funny-but-true story has always had a place in journalism. With the advent of social media and internet websites, where publishers no longer have to pay for each column inch or count every second of broadcast time, the place for silly news has grown. And there’s nothing wrong with that… as long as it keeps its proper place....
  • Will Airport Security Accept Your Driver’s License?

    11/08/2015 8:02:04 AM PST · by Theoria · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Nov 2015 | Rachel Lee Harris
    Come 2016, your state driver’s license may not be enough to get you on a commercial flight. On Oct. 10, the Department of Homeland Security began enforcing the last phase of the Real ID Act, which establishes minimum security standards for states and United States territories when issuing identification, primarily driver’s licenses; and prohibits certain government facilities and — most relevant to travelers — the Transportation Security Administration from accepting them as proof of identification if they were issued by a noncompliant state. But don’t fret just yet. Initially, enforcement is limited to those entering federal and military facilities and...
  • Nuke labs in New Mexico weigh requiring passports for entry

    10/29/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 29, 2015 | Russell Contreras, AP
    Two nuclear research labs would require visitors to show passports or other forms of identification if New Mexico does not comply with tougher U.S. regulations for driver’s licenses, creating uncertainty in a state that grants IDs to immigrants regardless of their legal status. Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s premier nuclear weapons lab, said late Wednesday that visitors would need U.S. passports for entry if the state does not start mandating proof of legal U.S. residency for driver’s license applicants, a requirement under the federal REAL ID Act. Sandia Labs also said they would need an alternative government-issued form of...
  • California opens to the door to more voter fraud with new motor voter law

    10/11/2015 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    California’s Governor had a busy weekend, breaking out his pen and signing nearly two dozen bills into law. Most of them centered on the voting process in the Golden State, but while liberals are taking a victory lap there are hints that these maneuvers are going to signal trouble down the line. The big ticket item in the legislative package was the “New Motor Voter Law.” This brainstorm will make voter registration automatic for any person receiving a new driver’s license or renewing an existing one. Targeting California’s recent record-low voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • (Maryland) MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

    05/20/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Montgomery County Media ^ | 5/19/2015 | Krista Brick
    If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state.The reason – the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting today.According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the MVA, the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test.“The MVA consistently evaluates its assessments of both the knowledge and skills tests. In analyzing the skills test, it was determined that...
  • Obama’s ‘Complete Abdication’ of the Law [Judge Andrew S. Hanen explains immigration overreach]

    02/18/2015 2:42:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Josh Blackman
    A Texas judge explains that the president’s action on immigration is an attempt to create law from scratch. When Texas filed a constitutional challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, his supporters scoffed and ridiculed the suit as lacking any merit. First, they argued, states are not injured by the federal policy. Second, they contended that Congress had already given the president the discretion to halt the deportation of millions. Finally, they predicted that the courts would stay out of this important policy debate. The Justice Department’s brief rebuked the suit, alleging that the claims “are based on rhetoric,...
  • IL DRIVERS LICENSE NOT ENOUGH TO FLY IN 2016?

    02/12/2015 6:53:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 2/11/2015
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois residents might not be able to use their driver's licenses at airports starting in 2016. The Daily Herald reports the licenses don't meet requirements set by the 2005 Real ID Act that were meant to increase security. Illinois doesn't require a birth certificate to get a driver's license, which Illinois Secretary of State spokesman Henry Haupt said is one of the law's mandates. Haupt said state legislators would have to approve funding for changes to driver's license requirements. He said he's not sure how much it would cost, but the Secretary of State's office previously estimated...