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Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by AutOmatIc
reply to post by Indigo5
How is it voter supression to make people show their ID and prove that they are really who they say they are to prevent voting fraud? I have never understood the argument against having to show conclusively that you are a legitimate citizen of the U.S. in order to be able to vote. It seems like a no brainer to me.edit on 2-10-2012 by AutOmatIc because: spelling
OK...Large portions of the inner city, where folks don't drive cars...many parts of rural America where they can't afford a car...Large portions of the elderly community that no longer drives...do not have Drivers Liscences.
In states that tried ...some succesful...to pass the Voter ID laws...the GOP legislatures were required to make available the Voter IDs...and approved offices where a voter could obtain a Voter ID.. and those offices are open 3 times a month during work hours and located 50 miles from the city...see how that works? For people that by definition dont own cars? The closer to election time you pass these laws...the more you screw people...specifically the Poor and Elderly...
This law requires voters to have a completely new and separate ID for voting other than the regular legal documents proving you are a legitimate citizen
The law also says other forms of ID are acceptable, such as military ID cards, U.S. passports, identification cards from accredited Pennsylvania colleges or universities or state senior care facilities, or other photo identification cards issued by the federal, Pennsylvania, county or municipal governments.
Originally posted by Thunderheart
All those unfortunate people you named are required to have ID to get on welfare and medicare/medicaid.
Originally posted by KoolerKing
reply to post by KoolerKing
I also think that if we do have voter id laws then everyone shoould get a receipt.
Those receipts and all others show be crossed referenced into a data base.
We should be then able to verify every vote is legal and counted.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
If you can get to a polling station you can get to a place to get an ID. 5 weeks isn't long enough?? 10 minutes in line in Michigan
Seems like the republicans won't be able to screw people out of their chance to vote in this election. And with the republicans behind in both the presidential and senate polls looks like things aren't going to be good for them. Better luck next time.