The left’s losing war against voter ID

posted at 4:41 pm on August 6, 2014 by Noah Rothman

In print, on radio, and on television, center-left media outlets have devoted countless hours to proselytizing against voter identification laws. Many on the left have alleged that these laws are just more racially biased tools of disenfranchisement akin to the poll taxes and literacy tests of the Jim Crow-era. This is not even an implicit charge; Rev. Al Sharpton, who holds the conflicting roles of political activist and cable news host, regularly fires up his supporters by linking voter identification to historical efforts to suppress the black vote.

“I’m come to tell you, just like our mothers and fathers beat Jim Crow, we will beat James Crow Jr., Esquire,” Sharpton said at a rally last year on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington after denouncing voter identification laws. This is a line he repeats often.

It must sting tremendously that all these hours of argumentation on liberal media outlets were recently undone by The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley in less than 3 minutes.

Riley joined WSJ Live host Mary Kissel on Tuesday to discuss the latest defeat in the liberal war against voter identification which occurred in Wisconsin, a state in which Democrats have experienced four years of stinging, consecutive defeats.

Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two rulings with equal power to crush Democratic spirts. On Thursday, the Court found that a controversial ruling which stripped public sector unions of collective bargaining rights – a reform which prompted an unsuccessful attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 – did not violate the state’s constitution.

In another ruling, the Court determined that a 2011 law which required voters to show identification in order to cast in-person ballots was also constitutional. That ruling overturned a lower court, which had struck down the state’s voter ID law on constitutional grounds.

Riley made a succinct and compelling case as to why this Court’s ruling was no outlier, and that the campaign to foment outrage over these laws, spearheaded by the White House, is a purely political exercise.

Riley observed that there is virtually no evidence that voter ID laws suppressed the minority vote, and that these laws enjoy broad support across ethnic and partisan lines. In fact, a May Fox News poll indicated that a full 70 percent of Americans back laws which mandate voters produce identification at the polls.

The survey found majorities of every demographic support the law. Ninety-one percent of Republicans offer support, and 66 percent of independents feel the same.

Fifty-five percent of Democrats support the laws, while 43 percent oppose them.

Opposition to the laws is highest among black respondents, but even there a bare majority, 51 percent, support them. Forty-six percent of African Americans oppose the laws.

Kissel and Riley noted that, even though the Supreme Court has already ruled that requiring voters produce a picture ID at the polling place is perfectly constitutional, taxpayer dollars continue to be wasted by the Justice Department in challenges to voter ID laws at the local level.

“There’s been a tremendous amount of racial progress in this country when it comes to voting and voting patterns,” Riley noted. “And you have these interest groups trying to sell a completely different narrative that has no basis in reality.”

That is an extraordinarily polite way of saying that liberal groups, backed by the administration of the President of the United States, are cynically misleading their constituents on the issue of voter ID with the aim of inflaming racial animus in order to achieve short-term political gain.

It is hard to think of a more detestable and irresponsible course of action than that, but these are desperate times…


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Must suck to be them.

itsspideyman on August 6, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Embrace the suck lefties….dems never let Truth stand in the way of their lying and facts just confuse them…..

crosshugger on August 6, 2014 at 4:48 PM

“There’s been a tremendous amount of racial progress in this country when it comes to voting and voting patterns, and you have these interest groups trying to sell a completely different narrative that has no basis in reality.”

Jason Riley

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The reality is they can’t win, without ballot FRAUD.

listens2glenn on August 6, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The war against voter ID being waged by the left has some disturbing implications regarding how liberals see minorities; namely, that they believe minority voters are too dumb to figure out how to obtain a photo ID.

TarasBulbous on August 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Only one word will do – yes.

vnvet on August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I have never understood the left’s point on this.

Unless states are going to begin denying applications for identification based on race, I don’t see the discrimination.

airupthere on August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

The left’s losing war against voter ID
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Voter ID, is Common Sense, just as Legally Entering
a Countries Border check points!!

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The war against voter ID being waged by the left has some disturbing implications regarding how liberals see minorities; namely, that they believe minority voters are too dumb to figure out how to obtain a photo ID.

TarasBulbous on August 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM

This needs to be thrown back in their faces as often as possible.

joekenha on August 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Heads Up:

Hopey Presser at 5:00PM
=======================

5:00 PM – President Obama Holds a Press Conference

http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

I’m voting tomorrow here in TN, and will use my concealed carry permit as my voter ID. Again. :D

ladyingray on August 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

O/T
0bama is fixin’ to have a press conference.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I have never understood the left’s point on this.

Unless states are going to begin denying applications for identification based on race, I don’t see the discrimination.

airupthere on August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

It makes it harder for the leftists to perpetrate voter fraud. Plain and simple. They’ll find other ways, though. They are never at a loss.

crankyoldlady on August 6, 2014 at 4:57 PM

A photo ID is only racist when it is required for voting. It isn’t racist when it’s required to buy liquor or tobacco, to open checking account, cash a check, pick up a letter at Post Office, check into a hospital, board a plane, attend a NAACP rally opposing voter ID, attend some Obama rallies, obtain a post office box, visit the Department of Justice or other federal offices, are stopped for speeding … or hundreds of other things.

bw222 on August 6, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Every dweller on the Democrat Plantation has photo ID.

You can’t get welfare, EBT, or any other government handout without it.

ConstantineXI on August 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM

I have never understood the left’s point on this.

airupthere on August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Simple, voter ID cuts down on voter fraud.

bw222 on August 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM

It makes it harder for the leftists to perpetrate voter fraud. Plain and simple. They’ll find other ways, though. They are never at a loss.

crankyoldlady on August 6, 2014 at 4:57 PM

The next vote fraud method that should be banned after we get Voter ID in all 57 states is the “VoteFraud Bus”

IE: the left busses people around from precinct to precinct and have them vote over and over.

It should be illegal to transport anyone not of your own family to a polling place.

ConstantineXI on August 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM

A photo ID is only racist when it is required for voting. It isn’t racist when it’s required to buy liquor or tobacco, to open checking account, cash a check, pick up a letter at Post Office, check into a hospital, board a plane, attend a NAACP rally opposing voter ID, attend some Obama rallies, obtain a post office box, visit the Department of Justice or other federal offices, are stopped for speeding … or hundreds of other things.

bw222 on August 6, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Well said.

TarasBulbous on August 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM

No problem. They’ll just give valid State IDs to all illegal aliens, and continue to apply NO SCRUTINY to any voter registrations (especially Democrat voter registrations).

Rusty Nail on August 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM

VA Election Board ruled today that you couldn’t vote after presenting a drivers’ license more than a year expired.

But don’t worry VA’s Attorney General is using his 100 vote mandate well. Not only did he unilaterally decide gays could marry, illegals are citizens…… He’s going to work to keep VA’s new voter ID law out of the polling place in November. He’s a real prick.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:01 PM

“And you have these interest groups trying to sell a completely different narrative that has no basis in reality.”

Follow the MONEY.

GarandFan on August 6, 2014 at 5:01 PM

O/T
0bama is fixin’ to have a press conference.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM

He will be at least 45 minutes late, and will (as usual) filibuster so that no one can ask questions.

ConstantineXI on August 6, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The left’s opposition to voter ID is strictly pragmatic. It is much more difficult and dangerous to engage in voter fraud when ID is required. The Left benefits far more than the right from voter fraud, therefore it makes sense that they are willing to fight for it.

Immolate on August 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Kissel and Riley noted that, even though the Supreme Court has already ruled that requiring voters produce a picture ID at the polling place is perfectly constitutional,

According to HotAirLib a/k/a ‘Sing Daisy, HAL!,’ ‘YOU LIE!!!’

You see, in BizarroWorld, Crawford v Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181 (2008), never happened nor did über-Prog Justice John Paul Stevens ever write this for the 6-3 majority:

‘The relevant burdens here are those imposed on eligible voters who lack photo identification cards that comply with SEA 483. Because Indiana’s cards are free, the inconvenience of going to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, gathering required documents, and posing for a photograph does not qualify as a substantial burden on most voters’ right to vote, or represent a significant increase over the usual burdens of voting. The severity of the somewhat heavier burden that may be placed on a limited number of persons—e.g., elderly persons born out-of-state, who may have difficulty obtaining a birth certificate—is mitigated by the fact that eligible voters without photo identification may cast provisional ballots that will be counted if they execute the required affidavit at the circuit court clerk’s office. Even assuming that the burden may not be justified as to a few voters, that conclusion is by no means sufficient to establish petitioners’ right to the relief they seek.’

It’s just a version of The Big Lie created by the right-wing organ known as The New York Times.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:05 PM

If someone is too stupid or too lazy to have an ID, then I don’t want them to vote anyway.

But what this is really about is Democrats wanting to enable Democrat voting fraud.

bluegill on August 6, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Heads Up:

Hopey Presser at 5:00PM
=======================

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

And it’s after 5pm!!!!!

Drinking game whenever Snuggles says “folks.” Double shot every time folks is attached to terrorists, Hamas, or Ukrainians.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM

If true, even 30 million slaves might not save them.

formwiz on August 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Snuggles now scheduled to speak at 5:15 to 5:30.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Now they say 5:15 to 5:30.

He can’t decide whether to mention Maj. Gen. Greene first or to give a shout out to his fellow African leaders.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:05 PM

lol! That was just hilarious. :) Well done.

thatsafactjack on August 6, 2014 at 5:12 PM

O/T
0bama is fixin’ to have a press conference.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Brat: Late as per usual!:)

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 5:16 PM

If the face on a photo ID matches the face of the person carrying it, that person is allowed to vote ONCE, no matter what color that face is. How is that racist?

The problem leftists have with photo ID’s is that it prevents Democrat men from voting multiple times as their deceased father, uncles, brothers, and grandfather, and Democrat women from voting multiple times as their deceased mother, aunts, sisters, and grandmother.

That’s unfair–Democrats vote early and often, Republicans vote only once.

Steve Z on August 6, 2014 at 5:16 PM

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM

And it’s after 5pm!!!!!

Drinking game whenever Snuggles says “folks.” Double shot every time folks is attached to terrorists, Hamas, or Ukrainians.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Happy Nomad:Lol on drinks,….yup late,..I’m going with 5:45PM:0

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Rand Paul hardest hit.

NWConservative on August 6, 2014 at 5:19 PM

He can’t decide whether to mention Maj. Gen. Greene first or to give a shout out to his fellow African leaders.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Heh!

Shout outs come first, of course, General Harold Greene died due to workplace violence.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM

We provide photo ID to vote here in Oklahoma. The ID is checked against the voter registration roles and verified. It’s effective and efficient. I’ve never heard anyone complain, either at the polls, or in general.

thatsafactjack on August 6, 2014 at 5:21 PM

The next vote fraud method that should be banned after we get Voter ID in all 57 states is the “VoteFraud Bus”

IE: the left busses people around from precinct to precinct and have them vote over and over.

It should be illegal to transport anyone not of your own family to a polling place.

ConstantineXI on August 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Racist!

Ditkaca on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Where are the resident libs to tell us that there are no documented cases of voting fraud in the past 100 years? Is today the day the welfare checks arrive?

TarasBulbous on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Pic of the Day: Nelson Mandela & Voter ID

Thx, Jackie!

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM

That can’t possibly be a real photo. But if it is, then it needs to be plastered all over the place that the left seeks to find ways to commit voter fraud by lack of voter ID laws.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Now they say 5:15 to 5:30.

He can’t decide whether to mention Maj. Gen. Greene first or to give a shout out to his fellow African leaders.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Brat:0
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https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 10s

The Auditorium is convenient as Pres Obama’s African Leader Summit sessions have been taking place at the State Dept today.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 8s

The auditorium is named for Dean Acheson, who was Secretary of State to Pres. Truman.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 44s

Since JFK, a few other president’s held an occasional news conferences in the auditorium at State. First time for Pres Obama.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 48s

The auditorium at State was the site of many of JFK’s presidential news conferences including his first one Jan 25, 1961.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 4s

Some empty seats at the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the State Dept in advance of Pres Obama’s news conference.

https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/497128512130912256/photo/1

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Just to be clear, I didn’t provide the great photo RWM posted of Mandela with the voter ID T-shirt.

She was merely responding to a comment I’d made up thread, and happened to do it as she posted that photo.

thatsafactjack on August 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Pic of the Day: Nelson Mandela & Voter ID

Thx, Jackie!

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Resist We Much: Lol,…beautiful:)

canopfor on August 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM

We provide photo ID to vote here in Oklahoma. The ID is checked against the voter registration roles and verified. It’s effective and efficient. I’ve never heard anyone complain, either at the polls, or in general.

thatsafactjack on August 6, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Same here in FL. I’m very happy to provide them with my ID.

bazil9 on August 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM

O/T
0bama is fixin’ to have a press conference.

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Probably to blame Bush and Cheney’s hurricane machine for aiming back-to-back hurricanes at Hawai’i.

At 5 PM EDT, a Hurricane Warning was issued for the Big Island, and a TS Warning for Mau’i, for the first one, Iselle.

Julio is right behind her, on the same track.

Del Dolemonte on August 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM

they believe minority voters are too dumb to figure out how to obtain a photo ID.

TarasBulbous on August 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM

That, and they think that minority voter are afraid of obtaining photo ID’s because they might expose themselves to law enforcement agencies. So basically they’re saying their own constituents are potential criminals.

Any way you slice it, the dems look down on the folks on their welfare plantation. The soft bigotry of low expectations ain’t so soft anymore.

CurtZHP on August 6, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Awesome headline and great summary of some of the African leaders 0bama hosted last night.

Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators and homophobes and turned blind eye to their human rights record

Brat on August 6, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

It’s real. I’ve seen similar images on billboards.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:29 PM

It’s real. I’ve seen similar images on billboards.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Then we need the image on more than just on billboards!

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM

In another ruling, the Court determined that a 2011 law which required voters to show identification in order to cast in-person ballots was also constitutional. That ruling overturned a lower court, which had struck down the state’s voter ID law on constitutional grounds.

The wisconsin decision is quite notable for just how bad it was. It suggested cases of vote fraud that voterID do not impact… as a reason to support voterID. The Justices clearly had no idea what the law actually did, or just didn’t bother to write a coherent argument in support of it.

It really read no better than the screeds above.

There are many forms of vote fraud that happen and are concerning. None of them involve impersonating another person at the polls. Such a system is grossly inefficient at skewing a vote result. Consequently instances of actual voter impersonation are so rare as to be essentially nil.

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:42 PM

That can’t possibly be a real photo. But if it is, then it needs to be plastered all over the place that the left seeks to find ways to commit voter fraud by lack of voter ID laws.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

i.e. nowhere.

Why on earth would you try to commit vote fraud by sending fakes to impersonate voters (the only fraud that voterID catches)? It’s slow, it’s likely to fail, it involves lots of co-conspirators to blab. It’s idiotic. Nobody serious about voter fraud would even consider it for a second.

And yet the right pretends it’s the huge threat to the integrity of the vote.

Gee, I wonder why…

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Of course the left is against voter ID laws. They know very well that if voting were limited to living citizens they would have absolutely no chance of winning major elections.
Why do you think they’re supporting illegal immigrants getting drivers licenses? Could it be because when you get a drivers license you are also handed a voter registration form? On this form you simply check a box saying your a citizen, include your drivers license number, mail it in and you’re good to go.

nikophil on August 6, 2014 at 5:48 PM

There is only one reason Democrats don’t want voter i.d., it makes it harder to steal elections. In Florida, after the Democrats attempted to steal the 2000 election, we changed out voting to Touchscreen voting. After one election, the Democrats were up in arms claiming all sorts of things could happen, without ever explaining why, yet they raised such a fuss that we, once again, changed voting machines and now we mark ballots. Why did Democrats really raise a fuss? Because they need voting to be a subjective exercise and the Touchscreen doesn’t offer them that. You press a button for a candidate it records it. It asks you, afterwards, if that was your vote, you say yes or no. If it’s yes, it’s recorded, if no, you get to do it again and you keep doing it until you say yes. By marking a ballot, the Democrats can say you missed this or that, the pen was dry and you intended to vote this way or that, they can raise all sorts of questions about the vote. As with voter i.d., if you want to slip in a lot of voters to get the edge, you can’t do that if they’re not legal voters and legal voters have identification, an address, a voting card, and a precinct.

Just the fact that Eric Holder and the President are against this indicates they understand the value of not being able to i.d. voters and aren’t willing to give that up. The 2012 election is a fairly good reason of how it can be used. There were precincts that had no, nada, zero Republican votes. Without voter i.d. prove that ballots of Republicans weren’t thrown out and substituted with ballots from illegal voters.

bflat879 on August 6, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Recently I have been voting only by showing my drivers license in South Carolina. They now do not even ask to see my voter registration card. Every state should require some type of voter photo ID.

SC.Charlie on August 6, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Guess the leftists will just have to make a bunch of fake IDs for people now.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 6, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Where are the resident libs to tell us that there are no documented cases of voting fraud in the past 100 years? Is today the day the welfare checks arrive?

TarasBulbous on August 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM

i.e. nowhere.

Why on earth would you try to commit vote fraud by sending fakes to impersonate voters (the only fraud that voterID catches)? It’s slow, it’s likely to fail, it involves lots of co-conspirators to blab. It’s idiotic. Nobody serious about voter fraud would even consider it for a second.

And yet the right pretends it’s the huge threat to the integrity of the vote.

Gee, I wonder why…

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

I guess the Left is going to double down on the who needs it? meme as well as the “N$groe$ are just too dumb to get them fancy ID cards” message.

How do you feel about that indelible dye on the thumb for voting, Tlaloc? Racist, is it?

Dolce Far Niente on August 6, 2014 at 6:04 PM

I have to show my driver’s license in Ohio and then they compare my signature with the one I wrote when I signed up.

crankyoldlady on August 6, 2014 at 6:05 PM

And yet the right pretends it’s the huge threat to the integrity of the vote.

Gee, I wonder why…

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

If it’s not that big a deal then why is the left so against it?

darwin on August 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Why is the left always on the wrong side of an issue?

HiJack on August 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

We should go back to the days when only land owners were allowed to vote. That would REALLY push Al Not-So-Sharp-ton over the edge.

wutzupdak on August 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

“….but, but, but, no one has ever been convicted of fraud!”

Impossible to prove because there was no way of knowing who voted.

Tater Salad on August 6, 2014 at 6:11 PM

We should go back to the days when only land owners were allowed to vote. That would REALLY push Al Not-So-Sharp-ton over the edge.

wutzupdak on August 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Just make it where you can’t vote if you receive any sort of government financial assistance (welfare, food stamps, or disability).

Tater Salad on August 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

It’s risk mitigation, plain and simple. the percieved integrity of the vote is *important* to everyone, a majority of Democrats included. It wouldn’t be nearly as necessary if Motor Voter laws didn’t make it so easy to register to vote illegally. Did you know 8 of the 9/11 hijackers were registered to vote?

If it doesn’t happen all that often (it’s hard to tell how much because the system is designed to make it hard to determine), and it creates peace of mind in the electorate, why not?

IOW, why are you so concerned that people who should not be able to vote have the means at their disposal? What possible advantage for your political side is so important that we risk the security of the franchise?

Buck Farky on August 6, 2014 at 6:18 PM

And yet the right pretends it’s the huge threat to the integrity of the vote.

Gee, I wonder why…

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

If it’s not that big a deal then why is the left so against it?

darwin on August 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Don’t confuse the Unit with facts. It is not programmed to respond in that area!

There are many forms of vote fraud that happen and are concerning. None of them involve impersonating another person at the polls. Such a system is grossly inefficient at skewing a vote result. Consequently instances of actual voter impersonation are so rare as to be essentially nil.

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I know the 1960 Presidential election took place before your grandparents had even been born, but there was massive vote and voter fraud in both Illinois and Texas. It’s well documented, but like a good little Democrat you’ll simply ignore the evidence and pretend it never happened.

F-

Del Dolemonte on August 6, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Besides, it’s already been proven that the voting machines can be rigged.

HiJack on August 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM

wutzupdak on August 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Just make it where you can’t vote if you receive any sort of government financial assistance (welfare, food stamps, or disability).

Tater Salad on August 6, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Absolutely!

wutzupdak on August 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM

It was merely a way for the libs to falsely play the race card against us. Facts be damned.

As always, they’ll come up with another fallacy once this one loses it’s effectiveness.

Oxymoron on August 6, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Besides, it’s already been proven that the voting machines can be rigged.

HiJack on August 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM

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I say go back to marking pieces of paper, with an X in the box next to the name of the candidate of your choice.
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Then put some kind of long-wearing stain on your hand, like they do in some third world countries, as proof of already having voted.

I wouldn’t be opposed to having National Guard troops stationed at voting precincts, either. Of course, when I say that … I really mean PHILADELPHIA … and any other major metropolitan areas.

listens2glenn on August 6, 2014 at 6:54 PM

The group photo of the African grandees looks like it was taken at the annual ball of the Mystic Knights of the Sea lodge.

Mason on August 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM

The real scandal is that we in a number of blue states have had this for years. This gets ignored almost every time the subject is brought up.

Axeman on August 6, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Need a photo ID to enter the Social Security building…. So, they have ID, yes?

Tard on August 6, 2014 at 7:21 PM

I remember the first time I voted…1976…absentee ballot no less.

FL resident…registered voter…and I had to PROVE my identity by enclosing a photostat copy of my valid FL driver’s license with my completed absentee ballot.

Personally, I fail to see the problem with producing a valid, government-issued photo ID when voting.

Newtie and the Beauty on August 6, 2014 at 7:50 PM

ConstantineXI on August 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The photo id should stop the busing from place to place. I would like to see something done about votes been cast by people that haven’t got a clue whats going on.

wifarmboy on August 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Here is a simple ad that should convince people.

Inside a voting place, an African American woman proudly goes up to the table to get her ballot…

Volunteer: “I’m sorry, Mrs. Jackson. According to this, someone claiming to be you already came in here earlier today and voted.”

kurtzz3 on August 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Your skull must be completely filled with excrement.

S. D. on August 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM

. . .the Supreme Court has already ruled that requiring voters produce a picture ID at the polling place is perfectly constitutional. . . .

Good thing for Obama voting doesn’t require a birth certificate.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 6, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on August 6, 2014 at 9:29 PM

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Ooooooohhh . . . . . . . . . OUCH !

listens2glenn on August 6, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

What a joke. It is not too much to ask for people to prove who they are. Grow up.

CW on August 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Hey we don’t need no stinkin’ IDs. Manolo only voted 77 times and he’s not even a citizen.

MaiDee on August 6, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Besides, it’s already been proven that the voting machines can be rigged.

HiJack on August 6, 2014 at 6:21 PM

And as we all know, Cheney and Halliburton hand-rigged each and every Diebold voting machine.

Del Dolemonte on August 7, 2014 at 1:51 AM

I understand wanting to show your concealed carry permit as ID in an attempt to exercise your right, but why draw unnecessary attention to yourself? The only time I’ve ever pulled out my CHL card was when I was rear ended and needed to inform the cops that I was carrying. I don’t want people to know I carry.

Hat Trick on August 7, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Does this mean the guy that voted as Eric Holder can’t vote in this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5p70YbRiPw

NoPain on August 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM

And yet the right pretends it’s the huge threat to the integrity of the vote.

Gee, I wonder why…

Tlaloc on August 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

You were asked a question. Answer it you piece of garbage.

If requiring ID at the polls serves no purpose re stopping voter fraud, why are leftists so completely dead set against it to the point of getting the vapors every single time the subject comes up?

Calling people you actively hate racists is not an answer. Every race has to show this ID. No race is exempted. And no race is too dumb to understand how to get an ID. To believe otherwise would be….that’s right….racist. Which you are, as you’ve once again revealed that to the world.

Like we were gonna be shocked.

runawayyyy on August 7, 2014 at 3:19 PM

We have always had voter ID here. No one noticed that it was a problem….

Fat Hubie on August 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM