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  • Appeals Court Rules Against Voter ID Law (2 years ago same court ruled for it)

    07/22/2016 6:41:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit struck down voter ID requirements currently being challenged in Texas in a ruling Wednesday. In a 9-6 decision, the court ruled that the law had a discriminatory effect on minorities, a decision that will likely put this issue before the Supreme Court in the 2017 term. This makes the third straight court to rule against the Texas law; a Supreme Court decision in this case could have a national impact when it comes to requiring voters to show ID. According to the law’s detractors, the Texas requirements would have stopped...
  • Federal judge: Voters without ID may vote in November by signing affidavit

    07/19/2016 2:28:08 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 62 replies
    People without photo identification will be able to vote in November's general election by signing an affidavit stating they could not obtain identification, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman issued a preliminary injunction order on Tuesday in a case challenging the state's law requiring voters to have photo identification, granting a request from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU's request called for an affidavit option for voters who face a "reasonable impediment" to obtain a valid photo ID.
  • House panel kills measure requiring photo ID to vote ( Colorado )

    03/04/2016 11:31:05 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | March 2, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    A House committee rejected a measure Wednesday to require Coloradans to show a picture identification card if they are registering to vote immediately before an election. Rep. Don Coram, R-Montrose, who introduced HB1111, said it makes sense to require photo IDs to guard against anyone from fraudulently casting a ballot, especially that close to an election. ... The bill, which the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee killed on a party-line 5-4 vote, would have sent the idea to voters in November. Supporters said the state should do everything it can to ensure election integrity, even if there is...
  • VANITY: Your Best Guess As To What Tashfeen Malik Looks Like?

    12/04/2015 10:49:27 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 74 replies
    No public photo yet of what this woman looks like? Feel free to post what you believe she looks like until we get confirmation from authorities and/or the press.
  • Obama: Requiring Photo-ID to Vote is Wrong. ‘Going to Vote In Somebody Else’s Name Doesn’t Happen’

    08/07/2015 10:18:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 2:54 PM EDT | ( Staff)
    Speaking at the White House Thursday, on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama said that people do not take advantage of the lack of voter ID laws to cast fraudulent votes in other peoples’ names. The president based his conclusion on government data on the number of people the government prosecutes for this crime. “Sadly, too many states are making it harder for folks to vote—instituting photo ID laws that on the surface sound good,” said Obama. “But I am certain, because we’ve actually looked at the data on this, that almost nobody wakes up...
  • Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, NAACP, unions, or any other liberals

    06/06/2015 10:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, the NAACP, unions, or any other liberals Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that he wants to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate.In July 2011, Governor Chafee signed a bill that requires voters to show photo ID. In March 2012, Obama’s Justice Department blocked Texas’s voter ID requirement, claiming that it was “racist.”However, the very same Justice Department requires photo ID for everyone who enters.So let’s say that someone is denied their right to vote because they don’t have voter ID, and they...
  • Scott Walker's New Restrictive Voting Laws Challenged By Top Clinton Lawyer

    06/02/2015 12:54:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    TPM - Talking Points Memo ^ | June 1, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    A series of Wisconsin voting restrictions signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker(R) are being challenged in lawsuit spearheaded by a lawyer associated with the Hillary Clinton campaign, MSNBC reported Monday.The complaint, filed in federal court Friday, alleges, "These measures were intended to burden, abridge, and deny, and have had and will have the effect of burdening, abridging, and denying, the voting rights of Wisconsinites generally and of African-American, Latino, young, and/or Democratic voters in Wisconsin in particular."Since coming into office after the 2010 elections, Walker and his counterparts in the statehouse have passed a number of new regulations to...
  • George Will: Questions for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

    01/11/2015 9:48:17 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    wa po ^ | January 9, 2015 | George Will
    The Justice Department has been, to say no more, unhelpful regarding attempts to fully investigate and properly punish the politicization and corruption of the Internal Revenue Service. Given the department’s seeming complicity in the coverup, would it not be appropriate to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS practice of suppressing the political activity of conservative groups? Civil forfeiture — the seizure of property suspected of being produced by, or involved with, crime — has become a lucrative business for lawless law enforcement. Civil forfeiture treats citizens worse than criminals, seizing the property of people neither convicted of nor...
  • Maine risks losing funding over food stamp policy (welfare photo ID)

    11/21/2014 12:19:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2014 2:09 PM EST | Alanna Durkin
    Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about state’s decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits. Federal officials said in a letter to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday that recipients are being given information that makes it seem like they’re required to have their photos placed electronic benefit transfer cards, even though the program is voluntary. The Republican governor’s administration must make it clear to recipients that their decision to not have their photo placed on the card...
  • Obama AG Nominee Lynch: Voter ID Laws were Passed by Racist Southerners, Must be Stopped

    11/08/2014 9:56:12 AM PST · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/8/14 | Aurelius
    In a speech given at Long Beach earlier this year, President Obama's new nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, specifically called out voter ID laws as racist. The remarks came at the end of a long speech, explaining the examples that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela set for people. Ms. Lynch then began talking about the inequities that she sees in the United States... She continued, "50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the civil rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so...
  • Megachurch Pastors Divided Over Texas Voter ID Law; T.D. Jakes Calls It 'Needless,'

    10/30/2014 8:38:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Two of Texas's most popular megachurch pastors, T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church, Dallas, reflected dueling positions on the state's controversial voter identification law. Jakes dismissed it as "needless" while Jeffress argued that the law is necessary ahead of Tuesday's mid-term elections. The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) into law in 2011 in a bid to curb voter fraud. It requires voters seeking to cast their ballots in person to present photo identification, such as a Texas driver's or gun license, a military ID or a passport according to
  • Squadrons form for voter ID fight

    10/27/2014 12:04:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10-25-14 | Christina Marcos
    Liberal and conservative groups are mobilizing armies of poll watchers to battle over the enforcement of voter ID laws on Election Day. The Democratic Party has more to lose if turnout is low on Nov. 4. Liberals want to ensure that the young, black and Latino voters who form a key part of the party’s electoral base are not kept from the polls. Conservatives insist that they just want to uphold the integrity of the electoral process by making sure that all votes cast are legitimate. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has state directors stationed across the country for its...
  • Supreme Court’s blockage of WI voter ID law only temporary, election reform expert says

    10/10/2014 11:34:47 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-10-14 | Adam Tobias
    MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday may have blocked Wisconsin’s voter identification law, but an election reform expert is calling the decision purely procedural and expects the requirement to be in place at some point in the future. The high court didn’t give a reason for its decision in a brief order overruling the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, but three of the nine justices who dissented said there is a “colorable basis” for the court’s conclusion due to the proximity of the upcoming general election Nov. 4. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas,...
  • Holder Demonized State Attempts to Ensure Honest Elections

    09/30/2014 1:45:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ken Blackwell & Edwin Meese III
    Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections. As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. That conclusion is inescapable, given the well-established evidence that voter-ID laws don't disenfranchise minorities or reduce...
  • “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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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 ^ | 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
    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...