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  • CBS: Voter ID Laws Are Like Violent Attacks on Blacks at Selma

    12/15/2014 9:53:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday compared the violent, bloody attacks on African Americans during civil rights marches in 1965 to voter ID laws passed by various states in the last few years. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell talked to Oprah Winfrey, producer/star of the new film Selma. O'Donnell marveled, "...Given the Voting Rights Act, 1965, I went back and looked. Thirteen states have passed more restrictive voter ID laws in the last three years, that states are trying to make it harder to vote." [MP3 audio here.]Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in the film, slammed the...
  • Prescription Government Issued Picture ID Requirement (North Carolina)

    12/13/2014 7:18:45 PM PST · by Jumper · 9 replies
    self | 12/13/2014 | Jumper
    I just received a prescription from my local hospital which required government issued photo ID to pick a controlled substance. This is a 365 day a year photo ID requirement. (Imagine that you vote once every two to four years and as if by magic disenfranchisement becomes a legitimate issue). The Affordable Care Act, e.g., government involvement in health care is not being questioned, nor have there been any issues with the photo ID requirement which states Government Issued ID.... The main point is that there is no problem with Photo ID for voting based on our experience with the...
  • Al Sharpton: Rand Paul’s outreach to blacks could hurt Democrats in 2016

    11/25/2014 6:32:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says Rand Paul’s efforts to engage black voters could present a strategic challenge for Democrats: If the Republican senator runs for president, fewer African Americans may be motivated to show up and vote against him. The civil rights activist and TV host had breakfast with the Kentucky senator last week, and the pair discussed the need for criminal justice reform before disagreeing over how to deal with the immigration system.
  • Obama AG Appointee Loretta Lynch: Voter ID Laws are Racist

    11/16/2014 6:20:55 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/15/14 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama's latest federal nomination, Loretta Lynch, is just as bad as her predecessor Eric Holder. In a video of Lynch speaking in Long Beach, New York nine months ago, she declared that Voter ID laws in the "Deep South" states are racist. Did she use those exact words? No, but the idea is most definitely there. "I serve at the pleasure of the first African-American president of the United States of America," she said to a round of applause.
  • A moral case against voter ID laws (this is what they're teaching at Duke University)

    11/11/2014 5:26:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Siegel, associate professor of political science at Duke University
    Like millions of other Americans, I voted last Tuesday. I did not face long lines and there were no barriers to my entry to the polling station. Everyone was quite friendly, and it was a pleasant experience. They were so friendly, in fact, that they even offered a service to voters, advertised by a sign on the wall: Voters, presumably those who would have difficulty walking into the polling station due to disability, could wait in their idling cars, honk their horns and have someone aid them in voting curbside. At the time, I did not think much of this....
  • 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...
  • Dem GOTV Group Caught on Camera Endorsing Voter Fraud

    10/22/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 22, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud:"That’s Not Even Like Lying or Stealing"A top official at a Democratic get-out-the-vote outfit working to reelect Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo) appears to endorse voter fraud in a hidden camera video released on Wednesday. The video, released by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Meredith Hicks, director of the political canvassing group Work for Progress, endorse the casting of fraudulent mail-in ballots for ineligible voters. “If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, lets use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,”...
  • WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale

    10/25/2014 2:59:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | October 25, 2014 | Patterico
    Original Title:WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale — As Previously Predicted By This Here Very Blog What you are about to read should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country tomorrow. You know it won’t be — but I want you to treat it as that important . . . because it is. In the Washington Post: Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a...
  • Review "Crimes Against the Republic": Democrats Voter Fraud Transforming America

    10/22/2014 2:32:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | HANS VON SPAKOVSKY
    Original Title:A Review of Crimes Against the Republic: How the Democratic Party’s Voter Fraud is Fundamentally Transforming America A Review of Crimes Against the Republic: How the Democratic Party’s Voter Fraud is Fundamentally Transforming America J. Christian Adams' new ebook details how the American Left and the Holder Justice Department have undermined efforts to improve the integrity of the election process and deter voter fraud. Crimes Against the Republic is available free for a limited time only, exclusively through the PJ Store. This ebook is downloadable in .mobi or .epub format, for all ereading apps and devices. With the publication...
  • Obama Calls Republicans ‘Un-American’ In Late Election Appeal to Black Voters

    11/03/2014 5:45:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    Barack Obama went on the Frank Ski Show Monday at 4:10 PM. President Barack Obama attacked Republicans as ‘un-American’ in an interview on Monday. Obama made the incendiary remarks while speaking to Frank Ski on WHUR-FM, the radio station of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Howard University bills itself as the “nation’s premier Historically Black College and University.” Obama called Republicans “un-American” for efforts to ‘restrict the franchise’ of voting by calling for voter ID laws and moving to curtail early and weekend voting. In April of this year, Obama agreed with a supporter at a Democratic Party fundraiser in...
  • Nancy Pelosi Vows to Stay Democratic Leader, Calls Pro-Life Victory “Voter Suppression”

    11/06/2014 9:32:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Life news ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says she want to remain the top Democrat in the House, announcing she will run again for her leadership position.Her take on the massive pro-life election victory on Tuesday night is that Republicans won a victory because of “voter suppression.” The Washington Times has more: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is...
  • New Voting Limits, New Difficulties (AFRO Reports)

    11/06/2014 10:09:46 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 5 replies
    The Afro ^ | 11/5/14 | Zenitha Prince
    Thousands of voters from across the nation reported problems with voting during this General Election, stemming not only from a rash of restrictive voting laws but also from the administrative deficiencies of an outdated voting system, according to the Election Protection coalition of civil rights groups. “Every election should be a celebration of democracy. Instead, what we’re hearing today from too many polling places around the country is that voters are having problems casting their ballots,” said Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, during a press call on Nov. 4. Some of the...
  • New Voter Suppression Laws Could Turn Back the Clocks for Years to Come (Sore Loser Alert)

    11/05/2014 10:29:26 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Truth Out ^ | 11-5-2014 | Amy Goodman and Aaron Mate
    Earlier this year, Ben Jealous, the former head of the NAACP and current chair Southern Election Fund, put out a report showing how a targeted wave of voter registration among people of color voters could shift the balance of power in key Southern states. But these efforts have come up against a series of cumbersome voter ID laws that have made it harder for people to vote, buttressed by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating key parts of the Voting Rights Act. "The Republicans aren't doubling down on voter suppression in states they're trying to acquire," Jealous says. "They're doubling...
  • Judicial Watch: Election Integrity 'Concerns' About Same-Day Registration, Voting in New Hampshire

    11/04/2014 4:11:35 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Senior Judicial Watch attorney Robert Popper, a former Department of Justice election integrity official, told Breitbart News that he’s concerned about seemingly high percentages of same-day registration for voting in Tuesday’s elections in New Hampshire. Popper is in New Hampshire watching polls on election day for Judicial Watch, a watchdog group. Popper said in an interview on Tuesday afternoon that at polling places he and his team have been at throughout the Granite State on election day, anywhere from 6 to 9 percent of voters registered on site. I wouldn’t call it irregularities. Here’s what we’re...
  • Man gets BernCo. to send 3 dead voters' absentee ballots to own home; FBI seizes ballots

    11/04/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    KOB-TV 4 Albuquerque ^ | November3, 2014 | Blair Miller and Ryan Luby, KOB-TV 4
    The Bernalillo County Clerk's office mailed absentee ballots to three dead voters, according to an Albuquerque man named Carlos Villanueva, who brought the ballots into the Secretary of State's Office Monday morning. Villanueva said he suspected similar voter fraud was happening, so he tested the system himself. He chose three random people from local obituaries, and wanted to see if it would be easy to request ballots under their names, even though the people were already dead. Using nothing more than their names and birthdates, he was able to get the Bernalillo Co. Clerk's Office to mail the ballots to...
  • Sowell: Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

    11/03/2014 10:29:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 4, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting. Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a recent survey by Old Dominion University indicates that there are more than a million registered voters who are not citizens, and who therefore are not legally entitled to vote. The most devastating account of voter fraud may be in the book "Injustice" by J. Christian Adams. He was...
  • Ownership of the Language - "Common Sense Gun Control"

    11/03/2014 5:41:04 AM PST · by BobL · 21 replies
    (none) | Nov 11, 2014 | (self)
    Something about the term "Common Sense Gun Control" has been bugging me for a while, and I think that I finally understand it now: If you oppose "Common Sense Gun Control", then you are irrational, since you obviously don't have any "common sense". Needless to say, the definition of the term "common sense" is in the eyes of the beholder. No doubt when the government of Australia pretty much rounded up the last of the privately owned guns, they also looked at that as "Common Sense Gun Control", since, without any other privately-owned guns, there was no need for the...
  • Voter Fraud Confirmed in New Mexico: Voter Turned Away After Illegal Voter Pretended to be Him

    11/02/2014 10:34:22 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/14 | Aurelius
    An impostor illegally used a New Mexico's man vote three days before the actual person came in to vote. The incident occurred in Rio Arriba County. When the real person came to cast his ballot, he was at first turned away, being told that he had already voted. Only when the real person contested, saying he had not in fact voted, did election officials review their files and compare the signatures they had on record with the one signed by whoever voted three days earlier. The signatures did not match. Why the officials did not check this in the first...
  • The incredible claims of minority voter suppression in North Carolina

    11/02/2014 12:31:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    We were warned all along that if you let those nasty old Republicans take charge of things they would get up to all sorts of dirty tricks, including finding ways to stop primarily minority, younger or low income residents (read: Democrats) from voting. This weekend, these ominous portents apparently came true, as I saw one liberal after another touting a shocking report from Michael Wells Jr. at Politics USA with the Halloween level scary title, Minority Voter Suppression In North Carolina Witnessed Firsthand. So I guess they were right after all, eh? I mean, here we have a “firsthand” witness,...
  • Say No To Stolen Elections

    11/01/2014 1:02:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10-31-14
    President Obama Elected with Illegal Votes? European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution. The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box. Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections. But a new academic study shows foreign nationals have been in a position to help Democrats steal elections. In fact, the study demonstrates that is likely that President Obama won...
  • Obamnesia: No ID Required!

    10/31/2014 10:10:38 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 13 replies
    Self | 11/1/14 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you don't already know. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone; how can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn ID; yes,...
  • How Many Elections Will The Democrats Steal?

    10/31/2014 10:21:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 57 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 31, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Theft: As "calibration errors" switch votes in Illinois and Maryland, an election watchdog group sues the latter over massive voting by noncitizens in one county after discovering voters registered in multiple states. The fact that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty has exposed massive fraudulent voting in Frederick County, Md., that may have been going on for years. Illegal aliens who stated they were noncitizens on jury duty forms were found to have cast votes in elections. The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) cross-checked jury duty forms with individual voting records and found that hundreds of...
  • “Vote Early and Often” - Chicago’s First Mayor Daley

    10/31/2014 7:32:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Brad Lyles
    There is no room for half-measures or dissembling. Benjamin Franklin’s sentiment during the Revolution holds true today. We must “either fight or die.” Now Last Friday, at 3:06 PM, the Washington Post published an article destined to signify the watershed moment in the unending war over voter identification. The article, written by Jesse Richman and David Earnest, two Associate Professors at Old Dominion University, provides compelling evidence supporting the necessity of voter identification and more than this – supporting the necessity of verification of citizenship prior to granting voter registration.
  • 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 votetexas.gov....
  • WaPo Publishes Scientific Evidence of Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale [Short Title]

    10/27/2014 5:23:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Patterico's Pontificatioons ^ | October 24, 2014 | Patterico
    What you are about to read should be front-page news in every newspaper in the country tomorrow. You know it won’t be — but I want you to treat it as that important . . . because it is. Jesse Richman and David Earnest write in the Washington Post: Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while...
  • The Voter-ID Myth Crashes: New Study -- Enough non-citizen votes have decided close elections

    10/28/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2014 | Mona Charen
    Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We’ll get to that. Voter-ID laws, passed by thirty states so far, are efforts by legislatures to ensure the integrity of votes. Being asked to show a photo ID can diminish several kinds of fraud, including impersonation, duplicate registrations in different jurisdictions, and voting by ineligible people including felons and non-citizens. The Democrats have made a number of arguments against voter-ID laws. They argue a) that the problem of voter impersonation or in-person voter fraud is nonexistent; b) that black...
  • Voter ID Myth Crashes (Proof The Demonrats Can Not Win Without Voter Fraud)

    10/28/2014 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We'll get to that. Voter ID laws, passed by 30 states so far, are efforts by legislatures to ensure the integrity of votes. Being asked to show a photo ID can diminish several kinds of fraud, including impersonation, duplicate registrations in different jurisdictions and voting by ineligible people including felons and non-citizens. The Democrats have made a number of arguments against voter ID laws. They argue a) that the problem of voter impersonation or in-person voter fraud is nonexistent, b)...
  • 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...
  • Union Says Photo IDs not Necessary to Vote — Unless You Vote to Leave Union

    10/20/2014 11:45:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/19/2014 | Tom Gantert
    In recent arguments against states requiring voters to show a photo ID, the United Auto Workers Local 6000 has compared concerns about voter fraud to belief in the fictional Loch Ness monster and Yeti. The union wrote on its Facebook page that requiring a photo ID for voting is the goal of the “billionaire funded” American Legislative Exchange Council, and is intended to create obstacles for voters who might support a more “progressive” agenda. When its own members, however, want to exercise their freedoms under the new right-to-work law in Michigan to opt out of paying union dues as a...
  • In Illinois, Vote Fraud Called 'Calibration Error'

    10/23/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn't exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot....
  • Obama vs. Voter ID [It's evolved since June 2014]

    10/22/2014 1:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    June 9, 2014: For years, President Obama and black civil rights leaders have been telling the nation that voter ID laws are being pushed by racist Republicans who want to disenfranchise blacks. "The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act was passed in to law nearly five decades ago," Mr. Obama told a conference hosted by Al Sharpton earlier this year. Dismissing the notion that voter ID laws could have anything to do with ballot integrity, the president said that "the real voter fraud is people trying to...
  • Obama: Apathy, not Voter ID, keeps minorities from polls

    10/22/2014 12:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Controversial voter identification laws are not the primary reason minority voters are failing to cast their ballots, President Obama said in a radio interview airing Tuesday. "Most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don't vote from voting," Obama said during an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton. "Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver's license. Most people can get to the polls. It may not be as convenient, it may be a little more difficult." The Justice Department has challenged new voter identification laws in Texas and North Carolina. Those...
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • Why Do Democrats Oppose Voter ID?

    10/20/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 19, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Lots of folks think Democrats oppose voter ID laws because they want to cheat and such laws interfere with their plans. That’s an attractive explanation, but it ignores the far more complex architecture of voter ID opposition. Here’s the real reasons Democrats oppose voter ID. Understanding these three reasons will help you decode the whole narrative behind voter ID. 1. Opposition to Voter ID Is a Base-Mobilization Tool. Simply, Democrats and civil rights groups spend millions of dollars opposing voter ID because they are trying to scare minority voters into thinking that Jim Crow is back. If Jim Crow is...
  • Too Much Burden To Show ID To Vote? What About Jury Duty?

    10/18/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Shannon Goessling
    How much is too much of a burden when it comes to being an American? As Americans, we’re required to engage with our government at all levels, in all sorts of ways. Many of those ways create burdens, but are part of the deal when we live under the rule of law and decide who represents us in government. Our relationship with our government is a two-way street. Consider some of the pillars of civic duty – voting, jury duty, registering for Selective Service, participating in the Census, challenging a property tax assessment. All of these carry burdens on us...
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

    10/18/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/14 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order, issued just after 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning.
  • Justice Ginsburg has it backwards

    10/18/2014 3:30:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2014 | Walt Bussey
    In her dissent to the Supreme Court’s ruling that Texas could enforce its voter ID law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote: "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." No, Justice Ginsburg; the greatest threat to confidence in our election process is that too many people may vote who are not legally qualified to vote, or that may vote fraudulently. How confident can honest citizen voters...
  • One Last Hurrah for Texas Voter ID

    10/18/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Overnight the Supreme Court refused to reverse the stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and thus allowed voter ID to be required in the mid-term election in Texas. This is procedural delay based on the idea that election rules shouldn’t change at the last second. So voter ID gets one last hurrah in Texas. But election integrity advocates shouldn’t celebrate too much. Texas Voter ID is doomed. After this next election, it is prohibited from being used. Nor should much faith be placed in any appeal. The plaintiffs won on two separate theories under the Voting Rights...
  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    10/18/2014 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2014 | SAM HANANEL
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower court’s ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. “The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law [Sotomayor, Kagan and Bader dissented]

    10/18/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower court’s ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. “The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Texas Voter ID Law

    10/18/2014 4:44:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 18, 2014 | By SAM HANANEL
    The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. The Supreme Court's order was unsigned, as it typically is in these situations. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented, saying they would have left the district court decision in place. "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," Ginsburg wrote in dissent.
  • Arkansas High Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

    10/15/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 15, 2014 | By ANDREW DeMILLO
    Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins for the Nov. 4 election. In a decision that could have major implications in the state's election, the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that determined the law unconstitutionally added a requirement for voting. The high court noted that the Arkansas Constitution lists specific requirements to vote: that a person be a citizen of both the U.S. and Arkansas, be at least 18 years old, and be...
  • Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas voter ID law

    10/15/2014 11:03:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2014 | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY
    Civil rights lawyers on Wednesday asked a U.S. Supreme Court justice to block a Texas law requiring voters in the state to show certain forms of identification in order to cast a ballot. The request, made to Justice Anton Scalia, was filed by lawyers representing various plaintiffs who challenged the law, including the League of United Latin American Citizens.
  • Texas Gets a Stay, Saves Voter ID for November

    10/14/2014 6:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 14, 2014 | Amy Miller
    An en banc ruling of the Fifth Circuit has issued a stay against last Friday’s order striking down Texas voter identification laws. The Court looked at four key factors when deciding whether or not to grant a stay pending appeal: (1) whether the stay applicant has made a strong showing that he is likely to succeed on the merits; (2) whether the applicant will be irreparably injured absent a stay; (3) whether issuance of the stay will substantially injure the other parties interested in the proceeding; and (4) where the public interest lies. The first two factors are the most...
  • Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

    10/14/2014 3:08:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 109 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Jim Vertuno
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout. The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, who determined the law unconstitutional and similar to a poll tax designed to dissuade minorities from voting. The 5th Circuit did not rule on the merits of the law; instead, it determined it's too late to change...
  • 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,...
  • Walker could be strolling to massive win in Wisconsin

    10/10/2014 7:19:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 59 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Timothy Carney
    VAN DYNE, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker is under investigation, and he is reviled by the largest political force in his state. But you’d never guess that by watching him amble through the stalls at a central Wisconsin dairy farm. Walker converses with a casual ease rare among politicians. He strolls with a light step through a massive cow barn at Ruedinger Farms on Wednesday. The only thing hanging over his head is the mechanical hawk that chases away the pigeons. You wouldn’t guess from his demeanor how hated he is. County prosecutors are still investigating him. And the...
  • Federal judge strikes down Texas voter ID law

    10/09/2014 6:51:47 PM PDT · by thestob · 75 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | October 9th 2014 | Enrique Rangel
    AUSTIN – The Texas law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot has been struck down – at least temporarily.
  • Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of 'Discrimination'

    10/10/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 10, 2014 | SANDRA LILLEY
    Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of 'Discrimination' BY SANDRA LILLEY A Texas-born and raised Latina federal judge, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, did not just block a Republican-sponsored state voter ID law, she equated it to laws enacted by states after slavery was abolished to ensure blacks could not vote. "The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose," Gonzalez Ramos stated in her lengthy ruling issued Thursday. "The Court further holds that SB 14...
  • Courts block voter ID laws in Texas, Wisconsin

    10/10/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-10-14
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. The twin rulings released Thursday evening represent major and somewhat surprising blows to largely Republican-backed voter identification rules sweeping the nation that have generally been upheld in previous rulings. Approved in 2011, Texas' law is considered among the nation's harshest and had even been derided in court by the Justice Department...