posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 07:07 PM
Concern over the possibility of voter fraud, Georgia legislators recently passed a law that would have required voters to supply a voter ID card
before casting a ballot in the state. They had hoped to employ the measure in this week's primary elections.
However, Georgia's Supreme Court denied the state's emergency request to overrule a county court order that blocked enforcement of the law. And
then, to add insult to injury, an appeal to Federal Court resulted in U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy upholding the ban in all
The reason he gave? He agreed with several civil rights groups that the law would prohibit those who did not have an ID, such as the poor or the
elderly, from voting.
Never mind that the State would provide a valid ID free of charge
to you, if you wanted one.
Never mind that the State would actually even deliver the free ID to your doorstep
, no charge to you.
Political correctness reared it's ugly head and won again.
It's not over yet - the law may actually have a chance of becoming part of the state constitution.
But not in time for the 2006 elections.
No voter ID