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  • Voter ID bill passes Pennsylvania House; governor has said he'll sign it

    03/14/2012 12:25:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 36 replies
    PennLive/Patriot News ^ | March 14, 2012 | AP
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign one of the nation’s toughest voter identification laws less than eight months before the presidential election, although a court challenge is also expected to the measure that handily passed the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives today.
  • UN to decide US Voter ID laws?

    03/14/2012 11:43:14 AM PDT · by veracious · 31 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/14/12 | Eric Shawn
    The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage. The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.. This, despite the fact that some members of the council have only in the past several years allowed women to vote, and one member, Saudi Arabia, still bars women from the voting booth completely. Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws, arguing to the international diplomats that the requirements disenfranchise voters and suppress the minority vote. Feb...
  • UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws

    03/14/2012 11:26:13 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2012 | Eric Shawn
    The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage. The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.. This, despite the fact that some members of the council have only in the past several years allowed women to vote, and one member, Saudi Arabia, still bars women from the voting booth completely. Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws, arguing to the international diplomats that the requirements disenfranchise voters and suppress the minority vote.
  • Holder's Department of Injustice

    03/14/2012 10:15:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 14, 2012 | Lee A. Heilig
    The ruling against the new Texas voting requirements law by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comes as no surprise to any who have been following the behavior of the Department of Justice's top official. A Monday (3/12/2012) report from The Washington Post, "DoJ Bars Texas Voter ID Law," is thoroughly consistent with a similar decree issued by the Department of Justice against a state law in South Carolina. In both states, their respective legislatures and governors had passed laws which required voters to present a state-recognized picture voter identification card in advance of voting. The card could be in the...
  • Texas Attorney General announces suit against Obama administration on Twitter

    03/14/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/12/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX I'm suing Holder b/c DOJ won't approve Texas' Voter ID law. SCOTUS has upheld similar law. After news came down today that the Obama administration had successfully blocked a Texas voter ID law from going into effect Greg Abbott, the Texas Attorney General, took to twitter to announce he was suing Eric Holder and the Department of Justice. The Texas Attorney General also released this statement on his website today: “The Justice Department’s decision to deny preclearance to Texas’ Voter ID law is no surprise given the Obama Administration’s denial of a similar law in South Carolina....
  • Eric Holder Plays Texas Hold 'Em In Voter ID Suit

    03/13/2012 6:12:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 13. 2012 | IBD editorials
    Voting Rights: The most politicized attorney general in American history takes on Texas' Voter ID law as discriminatory and intimidating to minorities, and tries to make American elections safe for vote fraud. The Justice Department's civil rights division, the same group that dropped the case of a group of New Black Panthers wearing military garb and carrying billy clubs as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, has filed an objection in U.S. District Court to Texas' voter identification law on the grounds it intimidates minorities and suppresses minority voter turnout. Photo IDs and the requirement that they...
  • EXCLUSIVE: O'Keefe Video Exposes Voter Fraud-Friendly Policies In Vermont

    03/13/2012 12:00:52 PM PDT · by deks · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 13, 2012 | Christian Hartsock
    James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released a new video exposing just how easy it is to commit voter fraud in Vermont. The video, a sequel to O'Keefe's "Primary of the Living Dead" in New Hampshire, shows a Veritas agent entering various voting places around the state of Vermont, giving a different name each time. Each time, he is given a ballot without showing an ID, to his disbelief. The new video follows in the wake of a highly-politicized media attack on Mr. O’Keefe after his exposure of voter fraud in New Hampshire. Those videos resulted in calls from the left for O’Keefe’s...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder is a disgrace

    03/13/2012 10:56:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    BG Daily News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    For Attorney General Eric Holder, life must present a hellish vista of pervasive racist practices. Wherever he goes, people are required to show identification. When cashing a check. When signing up for a library card. When boarding a plane. When entering certain office buildings. When checking into hotels. When (in the case of the youthful-looking) buying a beer or cigarettes, or entering a bar. The tyranny of the photo ID is so all-encompassing that people can’t enter Holder’s own Justice Department without showing one. Holder is outraged that in a nation where requests for photo ID are ubiquitous, more and...
  • FLASHBACK- Supreme Court upholds voter ID law Law justified to protect integrity, reliability

    03/12/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | 4/28/2008
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws. In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana's strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to prevent fraud. Burden 'eminently reasonable' "We cannot conclude that the statute imposes 'excessively burdensome requirements' on any class of voters," Stevens said. Stevens' opinion suggests that the outcome could be different in a state where voters could...
  • Voter ID Law Struck Down Again [ Wisconsin- But the USSC ruled its legal in 08 ]

    03/12/2012 5:39:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 1+ views
    nbc26.com ^ | March 12 2012 | nbc26
    Green Bay-- A second judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law, and this time, the injunction is permanent. A different judge passed a temporary injunction against the law last week, but the state's attorney general says this fight isn't over. The law's proponents say they'll continue to push it through the courts. Green Bay city clerk and election specialist Kris Teske says each polling place hired one employee to check identification and make sure the voter was at the correct precinct. "We had five training sessions and teaching the poll workers about the voter ID, so now we'll just take...
  • Supreme Court upholds voter ID law (4/28/08)

    03/12/2012 4:02:54 PM PDT · by Jean S · 30 replies · 2+ views
    http://lettingfreedomring.com/2012/02/25/supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/ ^ | 4/28/08 | From the Associated Press via MSNBC (4/28/08)
    The Supreme Court ruled that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws. In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana’s strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to prevent fraud.It was the most important voting rights case since the Bush v. Gore dispute that sealed the 2000 election for George W. Bush. But the voter ID ruling lacked the conservative-liberal split that marked the 2000 case.The law “is...
  • [WI] Judge rules voter ID law unconstitutional [makes temp injunction permanent]

    03/12/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 133 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/12/2012 | The Associated Press and Patrick Marley
    Madison - A Dane County judge permanently enjoined the state's new voter ID law on Monday - the second judge in a week to block the requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls. "A government that undermines the very foundation of its existence - the people's inherent, pre-constitutional right to vote - imperils its legitimacy as a government by the people, for the people, and especially of the people," said the eight-page opinion by Dane County Judge Richard Niess. "It sows the seeds for its own demise as a democratic institution. This is precisely what 2011 Wisconsin Act...
  • Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting

    03/12/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 142 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-12-12
    The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification. Perez wrote that while the...
  • Voter ID uncertainty adds to WI election clerks’ frustration

    03/09/2012 9:13:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 3-8-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — When politicians, interest groups and judges start bickering over election legalities — from voter ID to recalls — the fallout lands squarely at Doris Dahl’s door. “It’s just mind-boggling, I guess, all the changes and the waste of money we go through with these elections,” said Dahl, the clerk and treasurer for the town of Trempealeau. “You print something and then at the next election, it’s obsolete.” The latest change? A temporary injunction ordered this week by Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan against a new law requiring voters to present a valid photo identification card when...
  • Judge in voter ID case signed Walker recall petition [WI]

    03/06/2012 3:16:03 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/6/2012, Updated: 4:53 p.m | Daniel Bice
    Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, who granted a temporary injunction against Wisconsin's new voter identification law, signed a petition urging the recall of Gov. Scott Walker. *** His clerk called back to say Flanagan would only answer questions submitted in writing at the courthouse. State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks said his party will be filing a complaint with the state Judicial Commission asking it to investigate why Flanagan did not recuse himself. "The very fact that Dane County Judge David Flanagan signed a petition to recall Governor Walker calls today's court proceedings regarding Wisconsin's voter ID law into...
  • Judge grants temporarily injunction barring enforcement of voter ID law in April election [WI]

    03/06/2012 11:53:14 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:45 pm | ED TRELEVEN
    A Dane County Judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction that bars the enforcement of the state photo ID law at polling places during the general election on April 3. Circuit Judge David Flanagan said that the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera had demonstrated that their lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker and the state Government Accountability Board would probably succeed on its merits and had demonstrated the likelihood of irreparable harm if the photo ID law is allowed to stand. Flanagan ordered Walker and the GAB to "cease immediately any effort to enforce or implement...
  • VIDEO - Groups set to protest Voter ID bill (Bill would require id each time a person votes)

    03/05/2012 8:47:44 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 10 replies
    fox43.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Michael Gorsegner
    HARRISBURG— In about six weeks, Pennsylvania voters will hit the polls for the state's primary. One group is trying to make sure that getting into the polls to vote looks the same as it always has in the past. A group called Protect our Vote will be protesting House Bill 934 at the State Capitol today. That voter identification bill would require people to show ID at the polls each and every time they vote. Right now, voters have to show identification the first time they vote in a polling location. The group wants to make sure that bill doesn't...
  • Tennessee election officials optimistic about voter ID law

    03/04/2012 1:54:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    AP via Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/4/12 | Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE — State election officials say the small number of Tennesseans who didn’t have proper identification during early voting indicates people are adjusting to a new law that requires them to have a photo ID to vote, but others say the real test will be the general election in November. Tennessee’s 12-day early voting period ended last Tuesday. During that time, Election Coordinator Mark Goins said there were more than 200,000 voters, and only 46 showed up without a photo ID. “That is such a small number for a brand new policy,” Goins said. “So far, the implementation of this...
  • New Voter ID Laws WI: Video

    02/21/2012 12:58:19 PM PST · by Jean S · 12 replies · 1+ views
    See link for video.
  • Eric Holder’s Protection of Voter Fraud

    02/17/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Feb 15th, 2012 | Frank Crimi
    Seeking to overturn a DOJ judgment that its voter photo identification law, passed in May 2011, violates the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA), the state of South Carolina recently announced that it is suing the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder in federal court. The decision by South Carolina comes as the DOJ is vigorously working to stop the spread of states enacting or implementing voter photo ID laws, prompting fears that the Obama administration is undermining the integrity of the upcoming 2012 elections. In December 2011, the DOJ blocked South Carolina’s new voter ID law from taking effect...