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  • “Because We Say So,”Loses Its Power And Holder’S Challenge To Nc Voter Id Law Is Smacked Down

    08/12/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | AUGUST 12, 2014 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    This is yet another story we won’t hear about on the evening news or read about in the New York Timers. They don’t like it when their team loses. Attorney General Eric Holder’s move to block fair elections in North Carolina was thrown out of court on Friday. He had hoped to assist Tar Heel State Democrats in their attempts to steal elections with voter fraud, but a federal court handed down a ruling that upholds North Carolina’s voter ID law and brings the matter to a complete halt. This means Democrat voter fraud opportunities like early voting and Election...
  • Mother of gender non-conforming teenager says son was devastated when DMV banned make up

    06/17/2014 5:08:13 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 48 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 16, 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT
    A gender non-conforming teenager from South Carolina is demanding to have a driver's license retaken after DMV staff barred him from wearing make up. Chase Culpepper claims DMV staff said the make up should be removed because the teenager didn't look like how a boy should. The 16-year-old, who wears androgynous clothing and make up, agreed to the staff's demands to get a license, but now wants to have the photo redone. Chase says staff claimed that DMV rules stated that the photo needed to show the person as they appear normally, and banned pictures taken in 'disguise'. 'This is...
  • Welfare recipient ID required by more states

    05/14/2014 4:46:51 PM PDT · by usalady · 7 replies
    In an effort to stop fraud in the use of welfare benefits more states are insisting that federal benefits, including food- stamp cards, include a photo identification.
  • Maine begins issuing photo ID welfare cards

    04/28/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    ap ^ | April 28, 2014
    Maine is starting to issue welfare benefit cards with photos on them despite a request from the federal government to wait. ... the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked Maine to delay its plan, saying that it risks a loss of federal funding or litigation if it violates regulations in the program. But DHHS said it will move forward with its plan designed to combat fraud and abuse in the program.
  • A Summary of Mark Levin’s Proposed Amendments

    08/25/2013 2:36:07 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 145 replies
    Amendment to establish congressional term limits. No more than twelve total years combined in house and senate. Amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment. Governors may fill vacancies to fill out remainder of terms. Upon two thirds vote, state legislatures may remove their senators. Amendment to establish twelve year term limits on scotus. On three-fifths vote, and within twenty four months of a ruling, congress or the states may override scotus decisions. These overrides are not subject to judicial review. Congress shall submit preliminary budget to president by first Monday in May for the next fiscal year. Should congress/president not adopt...
  • Holder's Texas Vendetta: He Suppresses Voter ID Truth

    09/06/2013 2:45:56 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voting Rights: While the Department of Justice sues Texas over its Voter ID law, analysis of Georgia's 2008 statute shows turnout increased among all groups, including blacks and Hispanics. Jim Crow, call your office. When on June 25 the U.S. Supreme Court freed southern states from the most onerous part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, ruling that continuing certain requirements could not be justifiably based on past voter suppression but could be justified only if current discrimination against minorities could be proved, the decision did not sit well with Eric Holder's Department of Justice. In August, DOJ's civil rights...
  • North Carolina governor signs extensive Voter ID law

    08/12/2013 12:50:32 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2013 | Aaron Blake,
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday signed into law one of the nation’s most wide-ranging Voter ID laws. The move is likely to touch off a major court battle over voting rights, and the Justice Department is weighing a challenge to the new law. The measure requires voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polls and shortens the early voting period from 17 to 10 days. It will also end pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-old voters who will be 18 on Election Day and eliminates same-day voter registration. Democrats and minority groups have been fighting against the...
  • CVS requesting ID for nail polish remover, in effort to curb ‘meth’ production

    08/11/2013 1:47:56 PM PDT · by workerbee · 82 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/11/13
    CVS pharmacy customers are being asked for identification when they buy nail polish remover, WPRI 12 News reports. The policy, which has been rolled out across southern New England in the past few weeks, means customers must show ID and will be limited on the number of bottles of remover they can purchase, according to the station. The drugstore chain says the rule is an attempt to curb the making of illegal methamphetamine, and issued this statement, according to the station: “Because acetone is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, we recently implemented a policy that a...
  • Wis. appeals court: Voter photo ID constitutional

    05/30/2013 10:07:04 AM PDT · by Sopater · 45 replies
    WQOW Eau Claire ^ | May 30, 2013 9:44 AM CDT | Amie Winters
    <p>MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin appeals court says a law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is constitutional.</p> <p>Republicans passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to show photo identification, saying the mandate would help fight election fraud. The League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court in October 2011 challenging the law. Judge Richard Niess ruled the law was unconstitutional in March 2012, saying it would abridge the right to vote.</p>
  • Voter ID Laws: Why Democrats Are Scared

    04/22/2013 3:25:51 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies
    http://www.policymic.com ^ | 2013-04-02 | Darcy Kempa
    States are implementing laws requiring voters to produce photo identification (ID). Democrats are fighting these initiatives claiming voter disenfranchisement. Are Democrats supporting voter fraud? Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, signed into law a requirement for voters to provide a photo ID in order to vote. The law provides free photo ID cards to registered voters and requires notifying voters of the requirement prior to the next election. The law takes into account the need to prevent voter fraud and provides state voters with free photo IDs if they do not already possess one. While the law seems to be...
  • Arkansas Senate overrides veto of voter ID bill

    03/28/2013 10:39:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    fox ^ | March 27, 2013
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Senate voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The Republican-led Senate voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the veto. There was no debate beforehand. The bill's sponsor, Republican state Sen. Bryan King, said he expects the House to vote to override the veto on Thursday. Each chamber needs only a simple majority to override a veto in Arkansas. Beebe vetoed the bill Monday, saying it amounts to "an expensive solution in search of a problem" and would...
  • U.N. Poll Watchers Baffled U.S. Doesn't Require I.D. to Vote

    11/08/2012 6:46:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6 November, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Those of us who thought U.N election observers would be completely worthless or unhelpful today, were wrong. U.N. observers are expressing their surprise at how much trust Americans put into the election system without verification and cannot believe Voter I.D. isn't a national requirement to vote. "It's an incredible system," said Nuri K. Elabbar, who traveled to the United States along with election officials from more than 60 countries to observe today's presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Your humble Cable guy visited polling places with some of the international...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa wants city ID card for immigrants

    10/13/2012 5:46:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing a plan to create an official city photo identification card that could double as a prepaid ATM card and help immigrants get access to banking services. The initiative could reduce crime because fewer people would have to carry cash, but critics say it's another ill-advised City Hall effort to accommodate illegal immigrants. A handful of cities, including San Francisco and Oakland, issue identification cards to anyone who can prove residency, regardless of immigration status. Villaraigosa said it's time that Los Angeles — home to an estimated 4.3 million immigrants — joined them.
  • Obama on Letterman: Government ID required!!! (Vanity- sort of)

    09/16/2012 9:12:22 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies
    me
    Just returned from the gym. On Sunday mornings I box with a few guys, one of whom works for CBS. Nice guy. He knows how much i dislike obama and liberal policies so he jokingly asks me, "i can get you a ticket to see obama on Letterman this Tuesday"....we get into a conversation and this gentleman tells us of the procedures, security, street closings, etc when obama is on letterman. He also says, "no one gets near the building unless they have a government issued ID"..of course i shot back and said, "so obama and the democrats are against...
  • Editorial: Obama's black support at risk in voter ID states

    08/23/2012 3:51:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | August 23, 2012
    For anyone who doubted voter ID laws are intended to keep Obama supporters out of the voting booth, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is enlightening. The poll finds President Obama beating Mitt Romney among African-American voters – 94 percent to 0. These are the voters most likely to be prevented from casting ballots in states with voter ID laws. In Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin, citizens must produce a government-issued photo ID before they cast a vote. People of color are more likely to be disenfranchised by these laws since they are less...
  • Mediaite Mini-Study: MSNBC Ignores Poll Showing Nearly 3/4ths of Americans Favor Photo ID to Vote

    08/17/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 17, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    A Washington Post poll published on Monday shows that 74 percent of Americans favor requiring photo ID to vote. Significant majorities of African-Americans and the elderly -- two groups liberals claim are likely to be "disenfranchised" by such requirements -- support a photo ID requirement. But as Mediaite editor Noah Rothman noted yesterday, in the 19 segments on voter ID that the liberal MSNBC cable news network aired on the issue between Monday morning and Thursday evening, none of them noted the results of the poll (my emphasis added): On Monday, a Washington Post poll that asked Americans to voice...
  • Poll Shows Strong Support for Voter ID

    08/13/2012 7:27:13 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 15 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | August 13, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    According to a recent Washington Post poll, there is broad national support for Voter ID legislation despite concerns about voter suppression. “Almost three-quarters of all Americans support the idea that people should have to show photo identification to vote, even though they are nearly as concerned about voter suppression as they are about fraud in presidential elections…” reports the Post on August 11. “A controversy over voter ID laws is a prominent backdrop to this year’s election, with courtroom showdowns in Pennsylvania, Texas and elsewhere over voting rights and otherwise mundane election procedures.” “About half of those polled see voter...
  • New database of US voter fraud finds no evidence that photo ID laws are needed

    08/12/2012 5:49:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/11/12 | Natasha Khan, Corbin Carson
    New database of US voter fraud finds no evidence that photo ID laws are neededFirst of a series of articles, Who Can Vote: a News21 investigation of voting rights in America By Natasha Khan and Corbin Carson, News21 A new nationwide analysis of 2,068 alleged election-fraud cases since 2000 shows that while fraud has occurred, the rate is infinitesimal, and in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, which prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tough voter ID laws, is virtually non-existent. In an exhaustive public records search, reporters from the investigative reporting projecdt News21 sent thousands of requests to...
  • How did Victoria Rodrigues get on plane to DC WITHOUT a photo ID?

    07/12/2012 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies
    me
    she is Holder's witness in the Texas case
  • Holder Demands Journalists Show Photo ID to Get Into His NAACP Talk on Evils of Photo ID Laws

    07/10/2012 6:02:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 10,2012 | Jim Hoft
    You just can’t make this stuff up. Eric Holder gave a talk today at the annual NAACP conference in Houston. The far left Attorney General slammed the recent state voter ID laws. In order to cover the event as a journalist you had to show a photo ID. Via the Joe Pags Show: *******MEDIA ADVISORY******* ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER TO DELIVER REMARKS TOMORROW TO NAACP NATIONAL CONVENTION WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver remarks at the NAACP National Convention during the plenary session on TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. CDT. WHO: Attorney General Eric...
  • Feds: One in 14 Texas Adults Has no Photo I.D. (NAACP's Eric Holder meeting requires photo ID)

    07/10/2012 2:48:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    WOAI radio ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
      Lawyers for several groups which are opposing the state's voter i.d bill have raised their estimate of how many otherwise eligible Texas voters would not be able to cast ballots if the law were implemented, 1200 WOAI news reports.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Westfall, representing the Justice Department, told a federal appeals court panel in Washington that 'as many as 1.4 million people' lack the appropriate government issued i.d. needed to vote under the Texas law.   That is up from the 600,000 people that Attorney General Eric Holder said would be 'disenfranchised' if the law is implemented.   Westfall gave...
  • The Real Photo-ID Civil-Rights Issue

    06/06/2012 8:11:05 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | March 9, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    In order to stymie new and proposed requirements that voters present photo identification at the polls, top Democrats cry rivers over those who would become disfranchised for lack of ID cards. If they really cared about these people — of whom there may be millions — Democrats would join Republicans to ensure that they receive ID cards for everyday use. Instead, leading Democrats use vicious racial rhetoric to hammer those who simply want voters to prove they are who they claim to be. “Some people want to put their Confederate flags up again in Virginia,” former NAACP director Benjamin Chavis...
  • First Lady Requires Photo ID for Her Book Signings; Voter ID Law-hating Media Fail to Note Obama

    06/06/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 6, 2012 | John Bates
    The Obama administration has done its best to oppose states from instituting new, stricter voter ID laws, complaining that many minority voters lack photo identification. But those same folks it wants voting in November are apparently not welcome anywhere near the First Lady's book signings. Something tells me that the same media outlets comparing voter ID laws to the Jim Crow Laws, however, won't see any hint of hypocrisy here, if they even report the story at all. On Friday, June 8th, those wishing to attend the event must purchase a copy of the First Lady's book at the location...
  • President Obama Is No Transcender—He's The Divider In Chief

    05/03/2012 5:39:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 3, 2012 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Poor Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. Once again he's been pilloried for fumbling a historic Supreme Court case. First shredded for his "train wreck" defense of ObamaCare's individual mandate, he is now blamed for the defenestration in oral argument of Obama's challenge to the Arizona immigration law. The law allows police to check the immigration status of someone stopped for other reasons. Verrilli claimed that constitutes an intrusion on the federal monopoly on immigration enforcement. He was pummeled. Why shouldn't a state help the federal government enforce the law? "You can see it's not selling very well," said Justice Sonia Sotomayor....
  • DOJ, liberal groups that oppose voter ID require photo ID to enter their buildings

    04/23/2012 4:49:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 4-5-12 | Rob Bluey
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, claiming such measures are “unnecessary,” discriminatory and would make it harder for minorities to vote. But if you’re planning to visit Holder’s office in Washington, D.C., you better bring a photo ID. The Department of Justice has two armed guards stationed outside its headquarters to check IDs of anyone who wants to enter — employees and visitors.
  • New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama

    04/21/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/21/12 | Deborah Charles - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year's presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama's re-election bid. Voting laws passed by Republican-led legislatures in a dozen states during the past year have sharply restricted voter-registration drives that typically target young, low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters - groups that have backed the Democratic president by wide margins. A further 16 states are considering bills that would end voter registration on election days, impose a range of limits on groups...
  • Tighter security imposed for SAT and ACT after cheating scandal; students must submit photos

    03/28/2012 5:50:44 AM PDT · by Domandred · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/27/2012 | AP
    -- snip Students have long been required to show identification when they arrive for one of the tests. Under the new rules, they will have to submit head shots of themselves in advance with their test application. A copy of the photo will be printed on the admission ticket mailed to each student, and will also appear on the test site roster. School administrators are “going to be able to compare the photo and the person who showed up and say that’s either John Doe or that’s not John Doe. They didn’t have the ability to do that before,” the...
  • Churches get the word out on new voter ID rules

    02/17/2012 2:39:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-16-12 | Georgia Pabst
    Before Sunday's sermon in many churches in Milwaukee, ministers and religious leaders will ask those sitting in the pews to pull out their photo identification as a step to make sure that their members can vote in Tuesday's primary election. For the first time in Wisconsin, voters will be required to show a government-issued photo ID before they receive a ballot. The new law has been challenged in federal and state courts because many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of Women Voters, contend it could disenfranchise...
  • In Flap over S. Carolina Law, Old Tensions and a Campaign Issue

    01/15/2012 9:48:54 AM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | January 15, 2011 | Andy Sullivan
    Columbia, South Carolina (REUTERS) - The state that fired the first shot in the Civil War is once again battling the government in a racially charged conflict that is drawing heated rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates. South Carolina is in a standoff with Democratic President Barack Obama's administration over a new state law that would require residents to produce a photo ID before they could vote. Federal officials say it could disproportionately keep black voters away from the polls. Republican candidates are waving the banner of states' rights as they tout their small-government credentials.
  • Playing the race card before Election Day

    Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful transaction, such as cashing checks, including government checks. If this simple requirement “suppresses” the vote, maybe we need to ask why it’s such a great idea to push for universal suffrage for every adult who is merely breathing.
  • If a Fraudulent Vote Falls in the Woods . . .

    12/14/2011 4:30:41 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Corner -- National Review ^ | 12-14-11 | Christian Schneider
    I admit, I squirmed a lot when I watched Bob Costa debate vote fraud on MSNBC last Friday. And it wasn’t because I was worried he was in danger of being lacerated by the jagged edges of one of Al Sharpton’s broken sentences. It was uncomfortable watching the other lefty panelists try to out-smarm each other by beating Costa over the head with a new Brennan Center for Justice report that purportedly shows vote fraud to be nonexistent. The report points out that a minuscule 0.0002 percent of votes cast in Wisconsin in 2004 were “fraudulent,” each one resulting from...
  • Plain and Simple: DNC Wants Voter Fraud (They cannot with without it)

    12/14/2011 4:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ray Hartwell
    Like most people, recently I’ve been asked to present photo identification on a number of occasions without regard to my race, religion, or national origin. The majority of the requests I’ve received have come in circumstances many would consider more or less routine: checking in for a flight and passing through airport security; registering as a guest at a hotel; using a credit card when purchasing something more expensive than a meal or tank of gas; and buying over-the-counter medications. In addition, I was required to show photo identification while visiting the Department of Justice here in Washington. In the...
  • GOP, protect Dorothy Cooper's right to vote

    10/16/2011 1:21:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-16-11 | Donna Brazile
    Editor's note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee, a nationally syndicated columnist and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She was manager for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000 and wrote "Cooking with Grease." (CNN) -- Dorothy Cooper is a 96-year-old African-American resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born in a small town in northern Georgia before women could vote and when Jim Crow laws mandated racial segregation. Her life has spanned nearly a century of progress: The 19th Amendment extended suffrage to women,...
  • Wisconsin's photo ID law for voters to face lawsuit

    08/22/2011 6:25:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 45 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 22, 2011 | Jason Stein
    Madison - In approving one of the strongest photo ID requirements in the country for voters, GOP lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker violated a few little-noted paragraphs of the state constitution - so say opponents of the law who are preparing a legal challenge to it. But Republicans dismissed that claim, saying that in writing the legislation earlier this year they took care not to violate the federal or state constitution. They said the current objections over the state's charter show photo ID opponents are recognizing the difficulties of a federal lawsuit over the law. A lawsuit being prepared by...
  • Senators Concerned By Photo ID Requirement To Vote (16 RATS want Holder to investigate)

    07/01/2011 11:09:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    WIBW ^ | 6/29/11
    Senators Concerned By Photo ID Requirement To VoteSixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote. Posted: 4:34 PM Jun 29, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote. The lawmakers wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to express concern that millions of voters do not have a government-issued ID - particularly older people, racial minorities,...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Half-Apologizes For Saying Republicans Like Jim Crow Laws

    06/08/2011 6:13:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 79 replies
    Broward Palm Beach New Times ^ | Jun. 7 2011 | Matthew Hendley
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn't very good at retracting statements. Wasserman Schultz was on CNN Sunday when she said Republicans want to bring states back to Jim Crow-era laws, drawing the ire of the National Republican Congressional Committee. She responded by saying it wasn't the right analogy to use, then immediately made the same analogy without mentioning the name "Jim Crow." Here's what Wasserman Schultz said to CNN contributor Roland Martin on Sunday: "You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally-and...
  • The Case for Voter ID

    05/23/2011 9:46:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 23, 2011 | Kris W. Kobach (Kansas SoS)
    On Thursday, the Wisconsin legislature sent a bill requiring photographic identification for voting to Gov. Scott Walker's desk. This follows the enactment of an even stricter law in Kansas a few weeks ago. Drafted by my office, Kansas's Secure and Fair Elections Act combined three elements: (1) a requirement that voters present photo IDs when they vote in person; (2) a requirement that absentee voters present a full driver's license number and have their signatures verified; and (3) a proof of citizenship requirement for all newly registered voters. Although a few states, including Georgia, Indiana and Arizona, have enacted one...
  • New Law Requires Photo ID, Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Kansas

    04/25/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews ^ | April 25, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Voters in Kansas will need to show a photo ID the next time they go to the polls. In a signing ceremony last week, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill to protect the integrity of elections, he said: "We must be able to accurately and fairly discern the will of the people of Kansas." While Gov. Brownback said the new law establishes "reasonable steps" to protect the rights of citizens, the American Civil Liberties Union called it a "giant leap backwards." The new Kansas law requires photo ID from all in-person voters at every election. People submitting...
  • Illinois Democrats sneak attack on religion: no photo ID for voting but photo ID for buying guns

    04/04/2011 7:42:54 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 4, 2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The double talking liberal Democrats in Illinois have voted down a Republican measure to demand photo ID be produced by those attempting to vote. The arguments they made were the same shopworn nonsense they always use: “Such a law will discourage voting” “It disadvantage minority groups” and so on. In spite of the ever increasing movement toward photo identification everywhere we look, these people are able to kill photo ID bills. They have the votes in the Illinois Legislature and fear their fraudulent voters will not be able to keep supporting them if the system all of a sudden became...
  • Pennsylvania Republicans Push Voter Photo ID Requirements

    03/22/2011 5:08:03 AM PDT · by SueRae · 32 replies
    KYW news ^ | 3/23/2011 | Tony Romeo
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Pennsylvania Republicans, who now control both the state House and Senate, have begun a new effort to require photo IDs for voters at polling places. As the House state government committee held a hearing on a voter photo ID bill, the ranking Democrat on the panel, Philadelphia’s Babette Josephs, said with all of the major issues facing the state and the country, people may be especially energized to vote, “Now, it seems to me, is precisely the wrong time to start making it more difficult for people to vote.” Delaware County Democrat Greg Vitali expressed fears...
  • Electoral vote split survives (Nebraska)

    03/10/2011 10:46:08 PM PST · by Impy · 5 replies
    Nebraska World Herald ^ | 3-10-11 | Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — Nebraska will keep its split electoral vote system for at least another year, thanks to a split vote in a legislative committee. The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee was divided 4-4 in a straw vote on changing the system, State Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln, the committee chairman, said Thursday. The informal vote marked the latest defeat for Republican efforts to return Nebraska to a winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha introduced the latest proposal, Legislative Bill 21. Since 1991, three of Nebraska's five votes have been decided by congressional district. The...
  • Full Georgia Voter ID opinion (GA Supreme Court upholds voter ID)

    03/07/2011 2:18:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | March 7, 2011 | Christian Adams
    Linked is the full opinion written by pdf Justice Hugh Thompson. A defeat for Common Cause and the NAACP. And so ends years of nasty contentious fighting. All the arguments and posturing became as simple as this - from the opinion: "Nor do we find the photo ID requirement to be an impermissible qualification on voting. The 2006 Act does not deprive any Georgia voter from casting a ballot in any election. A registered voter who does not possess a photo ID and who desires to vote in person can obtain a free photo ID at one or more...
  • Iowa House OKS requiring photo ID to vote

    01/27/2011 4:07:35 PM PST · by Free Vulcan · 33 replies
    Mason City Globe Gazette ^ | 1.27.11 | James Q. Lynch
    DES MOINES - Despite Democratic objections that it was a "solution in search of a problem," the Iowa House approved requiring Iowans to show a photo ID to vote. "This is a bill created to create a problem," Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, D-Ames, said before the House voted 60-40 to send the measure to the Senate. Floor manager Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, called the bill necessary to protect the integrity of elections and to make voting more uniform across the state. Now, election official may ask for a photo ID. HF 95 would remove that subjectivity by requiring everyone to...
  • Kent Kaiser: Save money, improve election integrity. Let's get going on photo ID for voting

    12/30/2010 7:24:23 AM PST · by rhema · 18 replies · 7+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/29/2010 | Kent Kaiser
    There's one thing that the 2010 election and the recent recount in the governor's race made clear: It's time to stop arguing about whether we should institute photo ID for voting and time to start discussing how best to implement it. Readers might have heard about how the "reconciliation" process became a point of contention in the recount. With a photo ID system, coupled with the electronic poll books that photo ID would allow us to use, this issue would go away. There would be no extra "voter receipts" floating around, and voters would receive their "receipts" or ballots only...
  • Kent Kaiser: Good work on election reform, [Minnesota] legislators. Now, let's turn to photo ID

    04/22/2010 12:25:56 PM PDT · by rhema · 4 replies · 348+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 04/21/2010 | Kent Kaiser
    Last fall, Center of the American Experiment issued a report recommending 15 reforms of our state's election system, informed largely by experiences from the 2008 U.S. Senate election recount. Through bipartisan effort, the Legislature has passed five of the recommendations into law: moving the primary to an earlier date; providing for barcode technology to bring efficiency to absentee ballot processing; clarifying what ballots should be included in recounts versus court contests; and formalizing processes to count ballots and reconcile ballot numbers. It also passed a law moving in the direction of a sixth recommendation: centralizing absentee ballot processing. This is...
  • Making the World Safe for Medicaid Fraud

    10/03/2009 5:18:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 900+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 2, 2009 | John Fund
    Americans expect to show a photo ID when they board a plane, enter many office buildings, cash a check or even rent a video -- but rarely in voting or applying for government benefits such as Medicaid. Many Democrats seem to view asking citizens for proof of identity as an invasion of privacy -- though what's really being protected is the right to commit identity fraud. Exhibit A is Tuesday's 13 to 10 party-line vote in the Senate Finance Committee rejecting a proposal to require that immigrants prove their identity when signing up for federal health care programs. Chuck Grassley,...
  • Virginia Dem. Rep. Jim Moran Demands to See I.D. of Man Wanting to Ask a Question - Video 8/27/09

    08/27/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 792+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Virginia Democrat Congressman Jim Moran unbelievably demanding that a man at a Town Hall Meeting show his I.D. before he would allow him to ask a question. The crowd went crazy, as the man told Moran "You're the Imposter!" and "Let's me see your I.D." Moran looked at the man's I.D. and then told him to "Ask your question." Fox News reports Moran later apologized for asking to see the man's I.D. The video below has more on the confrontation . . . (Watch Video)
  • You're Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID

    08/17/2009 4:23:25 AM PDT · by urroner · 49 replies · 2,059+ views
    AP News ^ | Aug 14, 2009 | WAYNE PARRY
    Rock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood. The officers asked Dylan for identification. The singer of such classics as "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Blowin' in the Wind" said that he didn't have any ID with him, that he was just walking around looking at houses to pass some time before that night's show. The officers asked Dylan, 68, to accompany them back to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where the performers were staying. Once there, tour...
  • Rep. Green to require photo ID at town halls

    08/12/2009 3:07:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies · 1,061+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/09 | Mike Soraghan
    A Texas congressman, worried about disruptions at his town halls, wants to weed out people who want to attend but don't live in his district. Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) has announced on his website that he will require attendees to show photo identification to get into his town halls to prove that they're his constituents. He said that he's doing so in response to a "coordinated effort to disrupt our town hall meetings." "While I regret this restriction, it is necessary for the safety and consideration of our constituents," Green said in a statement on his website. "Those who do...
  • Can't Make it Up - Dem Rep who opposes photo ID to vote requiring photo for town halls

    08/11/2009 9:30:39 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 18 replies · 1,236+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 11, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    This is Congressman Eugene Green (HT to an e-mailer), Democrat from Texas, telling the world that if you're not from his District, you're not welcome at his future town hall meetings -- oh, and how he'll enforce his new rule (bold is his): This is how Gene Green has voted on laws relating to requiring photo identification to vote (from the web site "On the Issues"): Any questions? Oh, I do have a couple: • How many dozen other Congressmen who oppose voter ID laws are going to hypocritically enforce voter-ID rules at their town halls -- And does that...