Video: Obama asked to show ID while voting in Chicago

posted at 8:01 pm on October 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. If he’d forgotten to bring his driver’s license, this clip would have been 24-karat comedy gold. As it is, I’m surprised that he didn’t seize the opportunity to say something about voter ID laws afterward. His own DOJ has sued several states to try to get them lifted; some on the left have already pre-positioned them as a reason to declare Romney’s presidency illegitimate if Obama loses. You’d think O might have thrown them a bone here.

Fun fact: Illinois law doesn’t require voter ID on election day. Only early voters (plus a few others) are legally required to show it. It’s not immediately obvious to me why that is. If you’re going to go so far as to impersonate someone to cast their ballot, you can do it almost as easily on election day as you can weeks in advance provided you’re not stupid enough to try to commit fraud at the same polling place where you intend to cast your own ballot. The theory here, I guess, is that you don’t want to leave a would-be impersonator free to mess with the process for weeks on end. Better to demand ID for early voting and force him to confine his messing with the process to election day itself. Makes “sense.” Seriously, though: If Team O is eager to boost turnout by having its supporters vote early, and yet Illinois makes that impossible for the apparently many Democrats who don’t have ID, why didn’t Obama say something about the law today? Or is this another one of those things, like Bush’s counterterror apparatus, that he secretly favors and only pretends to oppose because his base does?

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Bishop.

Corporal Tunnel on October 25, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I am Bishop!

moo on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

eh, they probably just wanted to check him out since he’s been so busy taking women’s virginity… http://minx.cc/?post=334241

(that. is. a. real. ad.)

pamplonajack on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Darn!

moo on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

RACIST!!!

Resist We Much on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

moo on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Sorry about that. ;-)

Corporal Tunnel on October 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

where’s al sharpton…this is an outrage!

cmsinaz on October 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

How racist!
Paging the NAACP.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Take it and use it for Voter ID laws Ad’s..
see..even 0 approves of ID’s while voting.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Hi B9!

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I hate to say it, but I feel that early voting is turning our elections into a banana republic. I.D.’s or not.

Corporal Tunnel on October 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Take it and use it for Voter ID laws Ad’s..
see..even 0 approves of ID’s while voting.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Excellent!!!

Bmore on October 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Video: Obama asked to show ID while voting in Chicago

And Donald didn’t have to donate 5 million to Obama’s favorite charity.

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Sweet, sweet irony.

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Oh, I am über-tempted to post sumpin on FB over this !!
Sumbuddy stop me !!
;-)

pambi on October 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Yummy photo… Pass the pudding!!

Khun Joe on October 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Wait a minute – where’s Eric Holder? Are they going to put up with this voter suppression??!

TarheelBen on October 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

The Voter ID angle is just a red herring. Here’s something you can bank on: The Prez will be back next week and on election day to vote again… and again. This is Chicago, fool!

ronco on October 25, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Hi B9!

KCB on October 25, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Good evening KCB. :)

I hate to say it, but I feel that early voting is turning our elections into a banana republic. I.D.’s or not.

Corporal Tunnel on October 25, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Agreed.
I trust nothing..with good reason.
I go the day of and watch the guy I hand my ballot to like a hawk.
I feel like they have less time for shenanigans the day of..
maybe I am wrong..just my feeling.

It is my pleasure to walk in, hand them my license and sign.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Imagine if the poll worker asked to see his birth certificate.

rbj on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Probably wanted to see if he even had a driver’s license. And what state it was from.

GarandFan on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

eh, they probably just wanted to check him out since he’s been so busy taking women’s virginity… http://minx.cc/?post=334241

(that. is. a. real. ad.)

pamplonajack on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

The comments over a AoS are brutal! LMAO!

If Janet Napolitano and Elena Kagan had a daughter, this would be it. So repulsive on so many levels. I’m a woman and this is an insult to the intelligence of women. And since they’re going the porn route, they need to get better looking broads to promulgate their worthless ideas.

Urban Infidel on October 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Oh, I am über-tempted to post sumpin on FB over this !!
Sumbuddy stop me !!
;-)

pambi on October 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Go for it!!

Sasha List on October 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Video: Obama asked to show ID while voting in Chicago

…I will file a complaint with the DOJ!…maybe they can close down Chicago!

KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Obama voted early because even he was thinking about voting for Romney.

Fallon on October 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Yummy photo… Pass the pudding!!

Khun Joe on October 25, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Eye candy?

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I want to know if his DL was expired or not. Think about it, when was the last time he actually drove himself anywhere?

D-fusit on October 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

and the New Black Panthers…
Opened the door for Obama..
Placed rose peddles in his path..
And shook his hand as he left…
After opening the door for him…

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

We all know Dr. Choom voted for the pot legalization candidate Gary Johnson.

He wants some ganga during retirement next year.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he settles in Denver and already has his Colorado medical marijuana ID stashed in his wallet.

profitsbeard on October 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The funny part was when he whipped out the Indonesian Passport…

Bulletchaser on October 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

It doesn’t matter who he voted for, he’s in the “minority” LMMFAO!!! Bye Bye Obutler!! Bye, Bye!

Tbone McGraw on October 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I want to know if his DL was expired or not. Think about it, when was the last time he actually drove himself anywhere?

D-fusit on October 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

His is driving us to the cliff..

And I wasn’t invited…

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The funny part was when he whipped out the Indonesian Passport…

Bulletchaser on October 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

lol.

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:26 PM

It doesn’t matter who he voted for, he’s in the “minority” LMMFAO!!! Bye Bye Obutler!! Bye, Bye!

Tbone McGraw on October 25, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Except he will be back 5 more times..

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Did he produce real drivers license or layered pdf?

anikol on October 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Oh, I am über-tempted to post sumpin on FB over this !!
Sumbuddy stop me !!
;-)

pambi on October 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Anybody know how to delete the Pro-0dumbo pages that keep popping up on FB?? They are “sponsored” garbage, and get ill when I see them.

Sasha List on October 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Did he produce real drivers license or layered pdf?

anikol on October 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Ouch…

Good one though…

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I, for one, am appalled that he is allowed to vote in this country in the first place.

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Rather than checking his ID, they should have checked the number of ballots that he cast.

ghostwriter on October 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I, for one, am appalled that he is allowed to vote in this country in the first place.

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Ouch..

Good one though.

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Did he vote with his LADY PARTS?

Pork-Chop on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

…I will file a complaint with the DOJ!…maybe they can close down Chicago!KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Eh? Ideology aside, this guy has gotta be the biggest idiot on this blog. He is yet to post any comment that makes sense.

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

His is driving us to the cliff..

And I wasn’t invited…

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM

oh you were invited…you just had to “sit in the back”.

(good thing you passed on the ride).

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Eh? Ideology aside, this guy has gotta be the biggest idiot on this blog. He is yet to post any comment that makes sense.

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

What are you trying to say????

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

It is my pleasure to walk in, hand them my license and sign.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Here’s how it works in Deep Blue MA….

I walk in.
I’m asked for my street address.
I’m asked for my last name.

The poll staffer then offers up my son’s first name, as it appears alphabetically before mine on the list.

At this moment, I have two choices:
A. Vote as my son, to return later, go to a different desk, and vote as myself.
B. Vote as myself, and point out the obvious hole in the bucket.

I choose B, each and every election.

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

He flew all the way to Chicago to vote? In AF1 – on our dime? Why didn’t he request an absentee ballot?

GrannySunni on October 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

eh, they probably just wanted to check him out since he’s been so busy taking women’s virginity… http://minx.cc/?post=334241

(that. is. a. real. ad.)

pamplonajack on October 25, 2012 at 8:04 PM

That ad is creepy, and that girl is an imbecile. Ultimately, that ad is really, really sad…. If Obama really thinks that he will be able to revive that pathetic little fad again, then he is delusional.

ghostwriter on October 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

oh you were invited…you just had to “sit in the back”.

(good thing you passed on the ride).

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I was in the back..

And they handed me a mop….
A frekin’ mop!
What the hell was I going to do with this??

I did poke the driver’s seat with the mop handle..
It pissed Obama off badly..
Then I kept on saying..

“Are we their yet?”

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Apple reported afterhours and its guidance is somewhat not stellar, fireworks tomorrow.

anikol on October 25, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I’m taking up a collection to hire actors to dress in Arab robes and scarves, or whatever the hell they’re called, and to stand around democrat precincts, holding fake AK-47s/RPG launchers and screaming Allahu Akbar. /

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

he didn’t seize the opportunity to say something about voter ID laws afterward

No need. This is his passive-aggressive way of thumbing his nose at those laws. See, America? This nation party, me, always follows the law–especially when it comes to something as important as voting. Who you gonna believe? Teabaggers or your lyin’ eyes?

Christien on October 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Sing the freaking song HAL!!!

Bmore on October 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

He flew all the way to Chicago to vote? In AF1 – on our dime? Why didn’t he request an absentee ballot?

GrannySunni on October 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Optics, Granny, optics. Plus, ain’t his money.

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

He ishas yet to post any comment that makes sense.

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

At least get your insults right..when demeaning one for making sense..and then making none yourself.
Ho!
Of course he makes no sense to you..your a fool.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

He flew all the way to Chicago to vote? In AF1 – on our dime? Why didn’t he request an absentee ballot?

GrannySunni on October 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

And miss a photo op?
LOL..

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Oops!
Howdy, baz; good to see you in the earlier hours!

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Whatcha wanna bet that his beard, Moochelle, voted against him?

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM

heh.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

AP, better yet, imagine if his license had expired.

Christien on October 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Oops!
Howdy, baz; good to see you in the earlier hours!

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:41 PM

:)
You too!
Working..but just on spreadsheets
so I have time-without it being midnight.
For a change.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

which would be the biggest drama? a romney defeat or an obama defeat?

nathor on October 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Lol! The Failure-in-chief had to show ID, in order to vote! With the desire to end this practice by the Dems, I concur with the author. I’m quite surprised the Marxist Messiah didn’t try to take the opportunity to to speak against ID laws to stop voter fraud!
Update on how to take on the Obama Jihadi media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

…I concur!…you must be right… you intellectual idiot!
…so…SING DAISY HotLips…!!!…Sing DAISY…!!!

KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Fun fact: Illinois law doesn’t require voter ID on election day. Only early voters (plus a few others) are legally required to show it.

If you’re going to have a voter ID law (which is good), why not apply it to all voters? Why not do it on election day?

Of course, this is Illinois. I guess we should be grateful they have any voter ID law.

Bitter Clinger on October 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

LOLz.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

You too!
Working..but just on spreadsheets
so I have time-without it being midnight.
For a change.

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

In the later hours, I tend to lurk more, comment less.

Up till about 11:00 I’m more likely to engage.

And, I’m ignoring/boycotting work tonight.
Ballgame, blog, scotch.

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM

DUMBUS!

Obama had to have a guy explain to him “how the machine works” to cast his vote.

Guy’s dumber than a…than a…he’s just Dumb.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I swear, I’ve seen dead trees with more personality.

Ugly on October 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Video: Obama asked to show ID while voting in Chicago

New Party ID required in this precinct. Obama’s card put under lock and key in 1990′s.

petefrt on October 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Obama voted early in Chicago because he had to rush on back to D.C. to mail in his Absentee Ballot.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

“I’m sorry Mr. President, but our records indicate that you have already cast your ballot.”

dont taze me bro on October 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’m genuinely surprised he has a valid drivers license.

I know he doesn’t have a law license.

Rebar on October 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM

which would be the biggest drama? a romney defeat or an obama defeat?

nathor on October 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

The biggest drama would be with the one that got the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing…
Was presented with Greek Columns..
The one that was going to lower the oceans..
Bring the world together with a coke.
*sniff*

Electrongod on October 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Ideology aside, this guy has gotta be the biggest idiot on this blog.

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

No actually that would be gumbyandpokey, but don’t worry, you’re running a close second so there’s still time for you to overtake him before the election.

Daisy HAL, sing Daisy!

Flora Duh on October 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I swear, I’ve seen dead trees with more personality.

Ugly on October 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

you know my ex?

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM

If he’d forgotten to bring his driver’s license, this clip would have been 24-karat comedy gold.

Indeed. But this would have been platinum:

“I’m sorry Mr. President, but our records indicate that you have already cast your ballot.”

dont taze me bro on October 25, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I swear, I’ve seen dead trees with more personality.

Ugly on October 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

When working a room, he should at least change up his greeting, when going from person to person.

It indicates an interest beyond the perfunctory.

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:59 PM

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I am pushing heavy deadlines..
Cant boycott work :(
Your evening sounds much better.
I would love an adult beverage and ball
instead.
You enjoy Mass. BBBB
Ball,Bazil,Beverage,Blog ;)

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 9:00 PM

When working a room, he should at least change up his greeting, when going from person to person.

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:59 PM

You’re talking about this guy, right?

Rebar on October 25, 2012 at 9:01 PM

…I concur!…you must be right… you intellectual idiot!…so…SING DAISY HotLips…!!!…Sing DAISY…!!!KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

….Lol. ….I rest my case…..

HotAirLib on October 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I don’t like the early voting either. However, I would like to test the system by voting early, and then also go on election day, just to see if they tell me I already voted. My husband always talks me out of it when he says I will get arrested

Brat on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I want to know if his DL was expired or not. Think about it, when was the last time he actually drove himself anywhere?

D-fusit on October 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

He’ll never drive again, he’ll be using Secret Service agents for chauffeurs for the rest of his life.

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I made the mistake of driving up to Chicago today to visit my old haunts and hit up a few importers. the local radio guys were absolutely savaging Obama. they broke live to the vote and it was a scoamf. dropped his I’d and tried to hand his voting ‘receipt’ back to the official.

tom daschle concerned on October 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Asked for ID? Asked for ID???? Voter suppression! Racism! Where is Holder and the DOJ????? Cordon off Chicago and get to the bottom of this. Where is the media?? Oh, the humanity!!!!!

ghostwalker1 on October 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM

However, I would like to test the system by voting early, and then also go on election day, just to see if they tell me I already voted.

Brat on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

They will. I have personally tested it.

cozmo on October 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM

you know my ex?

Tim_CA on October 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM

HA! Your ex and my ex should bowling sometime.

When working a room, he should at least change up his greeting, when going from person to person.

It indicates an interest beyond the perfunctory.

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 8:59 PM

And yet, nothing we haven’t seen before.

Ugly on October 25, 2012 at 9:07 PM

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

IIRC, Clinton was the last president to get lifetime protection.

cozmo on October 25, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Rebar on October 25, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yeppers; I’ve been saying it for years:

in this case, the clothes have no Emperor!

massrighty on October 25, 2012 at 9:09 PM

He’ll never drive again, he’ll be using Secret Service agents for chauffeurs for the rest of his life.

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I may be wrong but I believe that to eff with GW Bush, congress changed the rules so former presidents only get SS protection for five or ten years after leaving office.

arnold ziffel on October 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Optics, Granny, optics. Plus, ain’t his money.

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 8:38 PM

And miss a photo op?
LOL..

bazil9 on October 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I think Obama attended Jesse Jackson’s photo ops 101 class. Never pass up an opportunity for a photo op. LOL

GrannySunni on October 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Goddamn, I can’t stand that schmaltzy f**kwit.

MadisonConservative on October 25, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Be funny as hell if Obama went to vote, presented his ID, and was told,

“Sorry, Barack Obama already voted earlier this morning…his signature is right here. No, sir, we don’t require photo ID’s. The courts have told us we can’t even ask for them.”

Now, that’d be a photo op.

coldwarrior on October 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Woulda been really cool if they told him “I’m sorry,sir -it seems you’ve already voted…”

affenhauer on October 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM

coldwarrior on October 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Goddammit – every time, I tell myself ‘read all the comments first’ but I never seem to listen…

affenhauer on October 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Imagine if the poll worker asked to see his birth certificate.

rbj on October 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Mr. President you birth certificate please.

No the real one sir.

CW on October 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM

He’ll never drive again, he’ll be using Secret Service agents for chauffeurs for the rest of his life.

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I may be wrong but I believe that to eff with GW Bush, congress changed the rules so former presidents only get SS protection for five or ten years after leaving office.

arnold ziffel on October 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Ten years. Doesn’t mean they can’t hire some for ongoing security.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM

He’ll never drive again, he’ll be using Secret Service agents for chauffeurs for the rest of his life.

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I may be wrong but I believe that to eff with GW Bush, congress changed the rules so former presidents only get SS protection for five or ten years after leaving office.

arnold ziffel on October 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM

My concerns as a citizen is that the guy knows our nation’s secrets. Out of office, he still knows them.

Lourdes on October 25, 2012 at 10:35 PM

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