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  • Supremes Take Voter ID Case

    10/16/2012 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/16/12 | Jason Riley
    Arizona passed a law in 2005 that says anyone registering to vote must provide "satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship," in the form of a driver's license, passport, birth certificate or some other document. The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the law stands. Critics of the statute, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, say that the proof-of-citizenship requirement is an unconstitutional burden and that it conflicts with the federal National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which allows prospective voters to register by checking a box on a form that asks "Are you a...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Arizona voter ID case

    10/16/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which said Arizona cannot refuse to register voters who do not provide proof of citizenship if they fill out a special registration form prepared by the federal Election Assistance Commission. That form requires only that the person avows, under oath and penalty of perjury that he or she is eligible to vote. In its June...
  • Voter Fraud Is the Way to America's Destruction

    10/16/2012 10:49:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Does voter fraud actually exist? If you ask members of the Obama administration, Democratic lawmakers or the left-leaning media, they often argue it's a myth concocted by Republicans to suppress Democratic turnout. Even U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called voter fraud "a problem that does not really exist." But what you won't see in most of the nation's headlines is the series of explosive investigations by patriot James O'Keefe and his nonprofit, Project Veritas. In stunning video footage (called "DNC Staffer Assists Double Voting In Support of Obama" on YouTube), a top Obama campaign worker gleefully helps an undercover...
  • Supreme Court to review voter ID law in Arizona, other states

    10/15/2012 10:39:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering. In a brief order, the justices agreed to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Arizona is required to accept a form prepared by the federal Election Assistance Commission and allow people to register. That form does not mandate proof of citizenship but instead simply requires a signed avowal the person is eligible to vote. The state is asking the nation's high court to overturn that...
  • Attn: Minnesota Freepers - The Voter ID lawn signs are here - Saturday October 13th

    10/12/2012 11:47:57 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 3 replies
    10/12/12
    Hi everyone! I apologize for the late notice. I only found out about this an hour ago. On Saturday October 13th, there will be a distribution of lawn signs and campaign lit in supporter of the Voter ID constitutional amendment? Can you possibly think of a better way to throw a monkey wrench into the DFL's plans? Can you please spare a few minutes to pick up a lawn sign or maybe lit drop your neighborhood? Anything you can do would be great. According to www.protectmyvote.com, here are the locations and times: "Voter ID" Lawn Sign Pick-Up Thank you for...
  • Virginians to show gun permits as voter ID, no photo required

    10/08/2012 12:14:18 PM PDT · by open carry · 12 replies
    examiner.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Based on the chatter on gun blogs and Internet forums, it looks like a groundswell is underway in Virginia to borrow a page from Napoléon’s playbook and vote ‘to the sound of the guns.’ Thanks to a new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), all that it will take to vote in Virginia this year is a concealed handgun permit. This means no photo is required to vote . . .
  • Voter ID and the Bigotry of Low Expectations

    10/04/2012 12:03:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 4, 2012 | Christopher Paslay
    ..........Helping the poor and disenfranchised get an ID is much broader than simply voting; it is giving them the documentation necessary to both navigate and participate in 21st-century society. Currently, a valid ID is needed to cash a check, apply for working papers, apply for a marriage license, apply for a mortgage, fly on a plane, get a credit card, buy a car, rent a car, rent an apartment, rent a post office box, buy alcohol, cigarettes, a gun, take out student loans, take out home equity loans, leave the country, get back into the country, get car insurance, get...
  • Analysis: How opponents held back the voter ID tide

    10/02/2012 5:44:00 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/2/12 | Andrew Longstreth
    A Pennsylvania judge's decision to block a voter ID law on Tuesday is only the latest in a series of setbacks for new state laws that require voters to show identification before voting. Voter ID laws have also been turned back in Wisconsin and Texas this year and some others may also not go into effect before the U.S. presidential election just five weeks away. The fact that tighter voting laws are faring poorly in court was not expected by some legal experts. That's because in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a voter identification law passed by Indiana, leading...
  • Judge halts Pa.'s tough new voter ID requirement (Yahoo! Bias)

    10/02/2012 10:48:08 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10-02-12 | Mark Levy
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said in his ruling that he was concerned by the state's stumbling efforts to create a photo ID that is easily accessible to voters and that he could not rely on the assurances of government officials at this late date that every voter...
  • Judge Rules Photo ID Won’t Be Required For Pennsylvania Voters This Year

    10/02/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT · by JediJones · 70 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 10/2/2012 | Cherri Gregg
    Judge Robert Simpson has effectively decided to block part of the law. Following his ruling, voters will still be asked for a valid voter ID at the poll. But if they don’t have it, they will still be able to cast their vote in the usual manner. The judge suspended the portion of the law that would have required voters without valid ID to cast what is called a “provisional” ballot, which would not be counted unless the voter could produce a valid photo ID within six days after the election. Judge Simpson says he viewed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s...
  • Breaking - PA Judge upholds injunction to block voter ID law

    10/02/2012 7:01:43 AM PDT · by reegs · 55 replies
    Fox News
    Just breaking on Fox News. Looks like PA will go Obama.
  • California allows driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    10/01/2012 4:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/01/2012
    Young undocumented immigrants will be able to receive California driver’s licenses under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Sunday. As many as 350,000 undocumented immigrants in California may be eligible for the Obama administration program, which waives the threat of deportation for two years for those who have no criminal record. According to The Times' Patrick McGreevy: Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. Brown spokesman Gil Duran said that by issuing the driver’s licenses,...
  • State Supreme Court declines to take up voter ID, for now (WI)

    09/29/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-27-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - The state Supreme Court on Thursday declined - for now - to take up lower court orders blocking Wisconsin's voter ID law, the latest sign the law likely will not be in place for the Nov. 6 presidential election. In a pair of brief orders, the high court said if it were to take up a review of the law, it would hear arguments in both cases at the same time. But it noted that initial appeal briefs had not yet been filed in one of those cases, and so it is taking neither. Two Dane County judges...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Crusades Against 'Voter Suppression' of 'Transgender Americans'

    09/28/2012 6:20:41 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    MSNBC doesn't just oppose voter-ID reforms on behalf of blacks. In an interview with the DC gay newspaper The Washington Blade, weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry insisted "voter suppression efforts continue to impact transgender Americans." It came with a lot of leftist lingo. “They don’t look like what their photo IDs are,” she said. “So if they are self-presenting in front of an election official and they have an ID that says male or female and they’re sort of gender self-presenting in a non-conforming way, of course you end up with the possibility of shame or embarrassment or not being believed...
  • Jeff Davis: Debunking Mark Ritchie's voter ID claims

    09/27/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 9/26/12 | Jeff Davis
    Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was a vocal opponent of the Voter ID bill throughout the legislative session. But once the Legislature passed the Voter ID amendment and put it on the ballot, he had an obligation to cease his resistance to the measure. As our chief elections official, Ritchie will be responsible for tallying the ballots on the Voter ID amendment this November. His continued advocacy against Voter ID undermines the credibility of his office. Ritchie has gone beyond simply campaigning against Voter ID. He is now actively seeking to dupe voters into voting against Voter ID using false...
  • Congressional Black Caucus launches voter protection initiative

    09/26/2012 11:15:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Grio at NBC News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Melissa Noel
    (VIDEO AT LINK) The Congressional Black Caucus used National Voter Registration Day to launch a new voter protection initiative. On Tuesday members of the CBC partnered with community leaders as well as local and state elected officials in a series of events throughout the country to unveil “For the People“. The initiative draws attention to voter suppression efforts, like restrictive voter ID laws, that could prevent many minorities from voting in November. The goal of “For the People” is to provide information on what documents and procedures are needed to vote so that no eligible voter is turned away from...
  • CNS News: If blacks don't vote, 'snatch' the 'color back,' says (CBC Chairman) Cleaver

    09/24/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/22/12 | Devonia Smith
    CNS News: If blacks don't vote, 'snatch' the 'color back,' says CleaverBy: Devonia Smith September 22, 2012 Friday, CNS News surfaced a C-SPAN video of Chairman Emanuel Cleaver of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) passionately demanding that African-Americans who don't vote, "ought to give us their color back." The video was taped the evening before when Cleaver was speaking to a CBC forum on the subject of voting rights. There was no laughter from the audience when Cleaver angrily declared, "They (blacks) aren't worth the color if they don't vote; they ought to give us their color back." Apparently, that...
  • Ease of getting voter IDs at the center of Commonwealth Court hearing

    09/25/2012 11:45:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 6 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | September 25, 2012 | Charles Thompson
    Pennsylvania's biggest voter-rights case in recent history ground forward in Commonwealth Court today over the minutia of how identification cards get issued in PennDOT offices around the state. Judge Robert Simpson must decide whether implementation of the controversial law requiring all voters to produce a photo ID at their polling place this fall is proceeding smoothly enough to guarantee that no one who wants to vote this fall is blocked from doing so. .... "We are in the business of issuing people IDs, not denying people IDs," Myers said as testimony began, noting PennDOT has issued about 10,800 cards to...
  • States make fake IDs quick and easy

    09/24/2012 4:34:29 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/23/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal investigators were able to get fraudulent driver’s licenses in all three states where they tried, according to a report released Friday that shows continued problems with states’ ID programs more than 11 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks highlighted the problem. States are particularly flummoxed by out-of-state documents, according to investigators from the Government Accountability Office who conducted the audit. The investigators used forged birth certificates purportedly issued by Ohio and New York, and successfully submitted them in three other states. “In most of these five attempts across the three states, we were issued permanent or temporary licenses...
  • 3 Council Bluffs Noncitizens Charged with Voter Fraud

    09/20/2012 7:57:08 PM PDT · by PLK · 7 replies
    KCRG ^ | 9-20-2012 | Rod Boshart, Reporter
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Three people were charged with felony counts of voter fraud in Pottawattamie County Thursday as a result of an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation probe initiated last month in conjunction with the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. Class D first-degree election misconduct charges were brought against Albert Harte-Maxwell, 52; Linda Harte-Maxwell, 49; and Maria Ayon-Fernandez, 40, all of Council Bluffs. All three individuals were booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail on Thursday and released on their own recognizance, according to a DCI statement. The investigation was conducted by the DCI and Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office. According...