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Obama believes that voter ID laws will keep him from being re-elected. He is correct in that assumption?


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In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:25:55 PM PDT
DCS

The Supreme Court ruled that the Ids did not a impose a sufficient handicap. It did not say anything regarding the validity of fraud claims.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 8:47:18 PM PDT
DCSports says:
Sure it did.

"flagrant examples of such fraud in other parts of the country have been documented throughout this Nation's history by respected historians and journalists"

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 1:42:11 AM PDT
"Are you familiar with any of them making plans for easy access?"

yes. all 57...errr.... 50 states have provisions for free ID for those who can't afford the minimal fee.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 1:47:46 AM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 4:52:16 PM PDT
DCSports says:
"A gun license is a state issued ID which meets specific government standards. There is no standard for student ID's."

correct. additionally, a gun license has an address (proof of residency); whereas a student ID has no address, no proof of residency.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 1:57:40 AM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012 6:25:55 PM PDT
Mark R. Allen says:

The Supreme Court ruled that the Ids did not a impose a sufficient handicap. It did not say anything regarding the validity of fraud claims.

"Unfortunately, the United States has a long history of voter fraud that has been documented by historians and journalists," Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in 2008, upholding a strict Indiana voter-ID law designed to combat fraud.
Justice Stevens, who personally encountered voter fraud while serving on various reform commissions in his native Chicago, spoke for a six-member majority. In a decision two years earlier clearing the way for an Arizona ID law, the Court had declared in a unanimous opinion that "confidence in the integrity of our electoral processes is essential to the functioning of our participatory democracy. Voter fraud drives honest citizens out of the democratic process and breeds distrust of our government. Voters who fear their legitimate votes will be outweighed by fraudulent ones will feel disenfranchised."

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 1:58:06 AM PDT
"Following the 2004 general election, former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker co-chaired the Commission on Federal Election Reform and investigated election-related issues. The commission's report found instances of vote buying, false voter registrations, voting by non-citizens, multiple voting, absentee ballot fraud, and voting by felons. The commission reported that vote fraud does exist, and that an increase in government agency staffing was necessary to properly investigate and prosecute vote fraud."

Posted on May 9, 2012 5:08:01 AM PDT
M. Hatter says:
A new Florida law fines those helping anyone register to vote (!!!). I'd say the GOP will try to steal another one any way they can.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 5:23:15 AM PDT
I think voter ID laws to disenfranchise Americans who are more likely to vote for President Obama are less likely to swing the election than massive and wholesale attacks on the electronic voting machines republicans pushed through in prior years.

That is where the election tampering to force a Romney win will happen.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 5:42:01 AM PDT
libloon2 says:
Brian McGregor says: //50 states have provisions for free ID for those who can't afford the minimal fee.//

So THERE you are! - IT'S FREE!
But I have a little question - Do the states also provide the expenses that are required for the proofs FOR the FREE I.D. ?
This is something I really don't know - the readers can provide.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 1:35:27 PM PDT
do the states provide free transportation to the polls?

No, the citizen must take some initiative to do his CIVIC DUTY.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 1:38:36 PM PDT
prediction - Romney by a landslide, despite crooked democrat poll workers 'discovering' misplaced bags of ballots in the trunk of their car with 100% filled out for oblamer

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 2:03:44 PM PDT
Lettuce Prey says:
From having done it myself, you are correct that the vast majority of poll workers are Democrats.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 5:16:05 AM PDT
I guess republicans are too lazy or don't care enough about the democratic process to bother to volunteer.
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