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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...
  • Poll: Overwhelming public support for photo identification laws

    09/19/2012 12:59:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2012
    Graphic by Rick Dunham/Houston Chronicle Federal judges may be messing with Voter ID laws in Texas and Pennsylvania, but a new poll finds that the laws have strong support among voters. Seven in ten registered voters give photo ID requirements at the polls a thumbs up, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll conducted between Sept. 8 and 12. Only 28 percent oppose the concept and just 2 percent are unsure. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down voter ID requirement if a lower Commonwealth Court judge finds it’s difficult for all voters to obtain the proper...
  • Poll Finds Strong Support for New Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

    09/16/2012 4:53:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/16/2012 | Paul Stanley
    A recent poll by the Inquirer Pennsylvania regarding the state's controversial voter ID law shows that nearly two-thirds of likely voters support requiring those who show up to vote to produce a government issued photo. But perhaps the most revealing data from the poll is the deep division between the major political parties on the issue. For example, 85 percent of Republicans polled support the law versus only 51 percent of Democrats surveyed. Broken down between races, 69 percent of white voters support the measure while only 31 percent of black voters think producing a photo ID is a good...
  • Voters Reject Representative David Torissi – Voter ID a Factor

    09/16/2012 10:39:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Valley Patriot ^ | 9/16/12 | Valley Patriot
    Last month one of the strongest opponents of Voter ID in the Massachusetts State Legislature, David Torissi (D) North Andover, was defeated by a conservative, Pro Voter-ID opponent named Diana DiZoglio … who is also … a Democrat! Democrats? In favor of Voter ID? Who could have thought? We did. For years we have reported that approximately 70% of all voters support Voter ID… and that includes Democrats. And for years we have been warning local officials who are Democrats that a tidal wave was coming on this issue. Now an incumbent State Rep., once thought unbeatable, has fallen to...
  • Obama on Letterman: Government ID required!!! (Vanity- sort of)

    09/16/2012 9:12:22 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 13 replies
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    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...
  • Elections chief does not want Supreme Court to act on voter ID this fall

    09/15/2012 5:41:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-13-12 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - The state's chief elections official said Wednesday that he does not want the Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule before the Nov. 6 presidential election on two cases that have blocked the state's voter ID law. If the high court were to reinstate the law in the next eight weeks, people who do not have appropriate IDs may have to scramble to get them, said Kevin Kennedy, director of the state Government Accountability Board. Additionally, his agency would have to rush to train clerks and poll workers on what IDs could be used for voting. "There's not enough time,"...
  • Judge Blocks Iowa Plan Challenging Voters (once again, judicial tyranny)

    09/14/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 6 replies
    A district court judge says Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz cannot move forward with new rules that would challenge voters appearing on databases as noncitizens. Judge Mary Pat Gunderson issued a ruling Friday blocking Schultz from implementing voting rules he established without holding a public hearing. Schultz created the new rules in July, using an administrative emergency rulemaking process. He says he needed to act quickly before the November election because noncitizens might be registered to vote. Both Sides of Lawsuit React Here is the news release issued by Secretary of State Matt Schultz: Secretary of State Matt Schultz...
  • Pennsylvania Voter ID Debacle.Why The Concern If The State Is Leaning Obama?,Is Romney Ahead?

    09/14/2012 6:49:33 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 10 replies
    For those of you who live in Pennsylvania,can any of you decipher why the left has been so adamant over the voter ID requirements if it looks like Obama has already won the state? How come the left isn't demanding voter ID in Maryland,California and Vermont? Why Pennsylvania? Is the left learning through internal polling that Romney has an 8/9/10 point lead? Maybe it's because Pennsylvania is about 80% White. And according to most polls,at least 60% of the white vote is definitely voting for Romney?For all we know,Pennsylvania could be the the "Surprise Romney Win"!
  • 7 Examples That Show Voter Fraud Is A Huge Problem

    09/14/2012 2:31:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | John Hawkins
    After George W. Bush defeated Al Gore at the ballot box and in a rare show of fortitude for a Republican, didn't stand by haplessly wringing his hands when Gore tried to lawyer his way into the White House, liberals were outraged. Sure, Gore had never been ahead at any point, but OBVIOUSLY voter fraud had cost Democrats the election. Afterwards, Democrats DEMANDED that we do more to insure the integrity of our elections. Republicans agreed and for a while, we finally had an issue where there was genuine bipartisan agreement. Then came the 2004 elections and many of the...
  • Democrat Withdraws from 1st District Congressional Race (voted in FL and MD)

    09/11/2012 6:22:02 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 52 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/10/12 | Matthew Hay Brown
    Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008. It was unclear, however, whether she could remove her name from the ballot with the election less than two months away. Under state law, a candidate has until 70 days before an election to remove his or her name from the ballot. The deadline for the Nov. 6 election passed on Aug. 28. Snip Republicans, meanwhile, said the allegations prove that voter fraud is...
  • Dem withdraws from 1st District cong race after allegations she voted in two states

    09/11/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/11/12 | Matthew Hay Brown,
    Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008. It was unclear, however, whether she could remove her name from the ballot with the election less than two months away. Under state law, a candidate has until 70 days before an election to remove his or her name from the ballot. The deadline for the Nov. 6 election passed on Aug. 28. Democratic leaders — who raised the allegations, urged Rosen to step...
  • MISSISSIPPI NAACP OFFICIAL CONVICTED FOR CASTING DECEASED'S ABSENTEE BALLOTS

    09/10/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 5, 2012 | tony lee
    A Mississippi NAACP executive is in jail after being convicted of voter fraud for fraudulently casting absentee ballots, including for four dead people. Lessadolla Sowers, who is a member of the Tunica County NAACP Executive Committee, was convicted and sentenced in April for what a judge said were crimes that cut “against the fabric of our free society.” She was given a five-year sentence for each of the ten counts of voter fraud for which she was convicted, but the sentencing judge allowed her to serve the terms concurrently, according to the Tunica Times. Matthew Vadum, author of Subversion, Inc.,...
  • NY TIMES: VOTE FRAUD IS NO BIG DEAL, BECAUSE FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    09/10/2012 5:34:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/10/2012 | John Hayward
    The intellectual bankruptcy of vote-fraud defenders knows no bounds. They have absolutely no rational argument against common-sense voter ID laws, so theyÂ’re forced to concoct increasingly tortured, emotional arguments, in which the notion of asking a voter to show the same kind of ID for voting that he routinely presents for the purchase of alcoholic beverages is magnified, through the magic of shrill hysteria, into an act of brutal Klan-style racism. A very long-winded example of this nonsense ran in the New York Times last Friday, penned by David Blight. Blight thinks we have to put up with unlimited voter...
  • ESCONDIDO: Mexican man admits to voter fraud

    09/08/2012 7:16:55 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    A Mexican who was deported decades ago for drug trafficking pleaded guilty this week to living illegally in Escondido under a false identity and fraudulently voting in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, federal authorities said Friday. Ricardo Lopez-Munguia, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted entry to the U.S. after deportation, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship, and voter fraud by an illegal alien, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office. Lopez-Munguia faces a maximum term of 28 years in federal prison, followed by deportation. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19 in San Diego. In 1986,...
  • Ark. lawmaker pleads guilty to election charge (Democrat commits election fraud)

    09/05/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    FOX16.com ^ | 9/5/2012
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said they bribed absentee voters and destroyed ballots in a special election last year. Prosecutors said Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum of Marion, Kent Hallum, Phillip Wayne Carter and Sam Malone acknowledged that they participated in a conspiracy to bribe voters to influence absentee votes in the Arkansas District 54 primary, runoff and general elections in 2011. The three were released pending a sentencing hearing. "In a nation in which every...
  • ‘It’s Like Raping Somebody’: DNC Delegate Says Voter ID Laws Stripping People of ‘Right to Vote’

    09/04/2012 2:18:27 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/4/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    For one delegate, who claimed she has also served as a local precinct chair in Texas, that pressing matter is “voter freedom” and “voter equity,” which she asserts Americans are being stripped — even “raped” — of.
  • Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

    09/04/2012 12:46:37 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit invalidated the Texas voter ID law on the grounds that “it would have a disparate effect on minorities.” Writing for the Court, David Tatel pointed out that “the photo requirement is a heavier burden for both Blacks and Hispanics. Blacks are disproportionately in trouble with law enforcement authorities. Forcing them to identify themselves at the polls could increase the chances they could be arrested on outstanding warrants. Many Hispanics, on the other hand, are in the country illegally. Forcing them to identify themselves exposes them...
  • Voter ID opponents are hypocrites

    09/04/2012 6:50:14 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 14 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 9/3/2012 | Scott Walter
    Proponents of voter ID laws – mostly conservatives – justify the measures as safeguards to voting. Opponents on the Left may not believe that claim, but at least voter ID supporters explicitly argue that democratic voting procedures are sacrosanct, deserving respect and protection. Meanwhile, there are Americans who are ambivalent, to say the least, about democratic voting rights, but they’re not on the conservative side. To find them, you need only look to the New York Times’ op-ed pages, where columnist Thomas Friedman sighs with longing at the “great advantages” enjoyed by China’s “one-party autocracy” over our “one-party democracy,” because...
  • Attorney general will examine election results (Vote Fraud)

    08/31/2012 3:29:39 PM PDT · by djone · 12 replies
    tuscaloosanews.com ^ | Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11:15 p.m | Dana Beyerle
    "The Uniontown election exceeded the number of people in the town who are old enough to vote. The News also found that the number of registered voters there — 2,587 — was higher than the town’s overall population, which was 1,775, according to the census. Also, absentee voting was high, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the ballots cast. State records show that the average for absentee voting is 3 to 5 percent. Uniontown had 1,140 people of the minimum voting age of 18 or older, according to the census. On Tuesday, 1,431 votes were cast for mayor and almost...
  • 105-year-old Canadensis woman waits 90 minutes to get voter ID card. (Democrat Set Up)

    08/30/2012 4:50:14 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 54 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | August 30th, 2012 | Howard Frank
    Alice Carlson, 105, got a ride to the Department of Motor Vehicle center in Snydersville on Wednesday. It wasn't for a driver's license. It was to get her voter ID. The Canadensis centenarian was among those who lack the necessary photo identification Pennsylvania will require of all voters in the November elections. Carlson, a lifelong Democrat and Obama supporter, cast her very first vote for Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932. "If I got an ID at my age, there's no reason anyone else can't," she said. But it wasn't easy. Despite her age, to the driver's license center, she apparently...
  • Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law

    08/30/2012 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 60 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2012 | Associated Press
    Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law Updated 11:14 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty. The decision involves an increasingly contentious political issue: a push, largely by Republican-controlled legislatures and governor's offices, to impose strict identification requirements on voters.
  • OUTRAGE: Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Says ‘Unfair’ to Blacks and Hispanics

    08/30/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT · by montag813 · 31 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-30-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona In a despicable ruling today, a federal court has blocked a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November - in clear violation of a U.S. Supreme Court precedent upholding the practice. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the law, overwhelmingly supported by Texas voters and legislators, imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and that "a disproportionately high percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics in Texas live in poverty". This ruling is an outrage on several fronts....
  • Texas voter ID law struck down

    08/30/2012 10:41:22 AM PDT · by unlearner · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Del Quentin Wilber
    A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities. The three-judge panel in the historic case said that evidence also showed that costs of obtaining a voter ID would fall most heavily on poor African Americans and Hispanics in Texas. Evidence submitted by Texas to prove that its law did not discriminate was “unpersuasive, invalid, or both,” wrote David. S. Tatel, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in the panel’s...
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • MN Supreme Court smacks down Sec’ty of State over marriage amendment, voter-ID ballot titles

    08/28/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In November, Minnesota voters will choose whether to add a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman --- exactly as it is currently defined by statute now. The legislature passed the bill adding the referendum in order to keep judges in the state from overriding the statute, as has been done in other states, and allowing only the democratic avenues of constitutional amendments as a means to change the definition.The legislature provided a specific title for the ballot measure, "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman," and oddly expected Secretary of State...
  • For first time, Californians will be able to register to vote online

    08/27/2012 10:34:37 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 31 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | August 23, 2012 | Tim Herdt
    Beginning next month, Californians for the first time will be able to use the Internet to register to vote, giving them about six weeks of online access to register in time to participate in the Nov. 6 presidential election. In an advisory sent late Wednesday, the office of Secretary of State Debra Bowen informed the state's 58 county elections officers that the California Online Voter Registration System is in its final stages of testing and will become operational in early September. Software upgrades are scheduled to be electronically transmitted to the counties Friday, with online training for local officials to...
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/27/12 | Martiga Lohn and Patrick Condon
    <p>The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday, Aug. 27, rejected a legal challenge to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo ID at the polls.</p> <p>The high court tossed out a lawsuit from left-leaning groups who argued that lawmakers had failed to give voters the full scope of the changes that would result from the amendment.</p>
  • Sharpton leads sermon, speaks at Social Justice event (Voter ID, Trayvon & Tallahassee)

    08/27/2012 12:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The FAMUAN of Florida A & M University ^ | August 27, 2012 | Evan Miles, news editor
    The Reverend Al Sharpton spoke words of wisdom to a Bethel Baptist Church crowd for Social Justice Awareness Sunday evening. Sharpton emphasized three reasons why he was particularly motivated to travel to Tallahassee to speak: the Champion case, the Trayvon Martin case and voter suppression – all in Florida. Among the crowd were the parents of Florida A&M Student Robert Champion and Trayvon Martin. Today marks six months since Martin’s death at the age of 17 and just over nine months since 26-year-old Champion died. “We are still recovering,” said Sybrina Fulton. Sharpton admired the fact that the Martin family’s...
  • U.S. court to test South Carolina voter ID law

    08/26/2012 7:34:31 AM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Roooooters ^ | Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Drew Singer
    South Carolina this week will try to convince a United States federal court its new voter identification law doesn't discriminate against black voters. Republican Governor Nikki Haley signed the requirement into law in May of last year. But in December, the U.S. Department of Justice blocked the law from taking effect, using a power from the 1965 Voting Rights Act that allows the government to veto voting rule changes in states with a history of racial repression. With a looming U.S. Supreme Court review of the federal government's right to block election changes in some state and local governments, the...
  • To Secretary Ritchie: Stop your photo ID fabrications

    08/26/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/25/12 | Rep. Keith Downey
    It is bad enough that some politicians resort to falsehoods and scare tactics to distract and mislead the public. But when the issue is election integrity, and the politician is the top election official in the state, it has to stop. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie opposes requiring voters to show a photo ID before voting. Fair enough, we have a legitimate difference of opinion. But he doesn't stop there. Ritchie is desperately attacking and falsely representing the photo ID constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Desperately, because polls show overwhelming support for photo ID in Minnesota. Falsely, because...
  • 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...