Originally posted by Junkheap
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
It's clear from the timing of it, that it's not about preventing fraud at all... and all the states that are implementing new voter photo id laws currently have Republican governers in office.
Curious.edit on 10-8-2012 by Junkheap because: (no reason given)
Who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age
The Brennan Center has analyzed purported fraud cited by state and federal courts;
multipartisan and bipartisan federal commissions; political party entities; state and local election officials;
and authors, journalists, and bloggers. Usually, only a tiny portion of the claimed illegality is substantiated
— and most of the remainder is either nothing more than speculation or has been conclusively debunked.
Originally posted by korathin
Even more curious that the Democratic Party has been using illegal's, convicted felons and dead people to win the last few elections. Heck it has already been proven a democratic senator(Al Franklin) only won via voter fraud, thus enabling ObamaCare.
[W]e conclude that the total number of registered voters who lack a driver's license or personal identification card issued by DPS could range from 603,892 to 795,955. The disparity between the percentages of Hispanics and non-Hispanics who lack these forms of identification ranges from 46.5 to 120.0 percent.
Texas has no driver's license offices in almost a third of the state's counties. Meanwhile, close to 15 percent of Hispanic Texans living in counties without driver's license offices don't have ID. A little less than a quarter of driver's license offices have extended hours, which would make it tough for many working voters to find a place and time to acquire the IDs.
The city has just over 1 million registered voters. About 800,000 of them are considered "active."
"And about a third of them are on one of these two lists as potentially having ID problems," says
The Pennsylvania Department of State recently released two lists of the Pennsylvania residents whose state IDs have expired since last November (and thus can’t be used to verify their identity at the polls this fall), as well as a list of the active voters whose names don’t match up with the PennDOT database as currently having an ID. This second list is terribly sloppy (one database spells names like McCormack as “Mc Cormack,” and there's all kinds of chaos with hyphens and apostrophes). But nonetheless, the best official data available suggests that as many as 280,000 voters in Philadelphia may need to get an ID between now and November to have their votes counted.
Texas Voting Law
A voter who has not been issued a driver’s license or social security number may register to vote, but such voter must submit proof of identification when presenting himself/herself for voting or with his/her mail-in ballots, if voting by mail. These voters’ names are flagged on the official voter registration list with the annotation of “ID.” The “ID” notation instructs the poll worker to request a proper form of identification from these voters when they present themselves for voting. Acceptable identification includes:
* a driver's license or personal identification card issued to the person by the Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to the person by an agency of another state, regardless of whether the license or card has expired;
* a form of identification containing the person's photograph that establishes the person's identity;
* a birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person's identity;
* United States citizenship papers issued to the person;
* a United States passport issued to the person;
* official mail addressed to the person by name from a governmental entity;
* a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter; or
* any other form of identification prescribed by the Secretary of State.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Well, first, lets get this out of the pie in the sky theory and down to the literal reality of what we're talking about here.
Originally posted by nunyadammm
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Mail is a photo ID?
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Junkheap
Because most of the minorities that will be turned away tend to have liberal leanings.