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Thursday, October 20, 2005

GA not allowed to verify identity of voters at the polls

--posted by Tony Garcia on 10/20/2005

Voter fraud happens in so many ways. One of the most common tactics used frequently by the Left is to have people register and vote in multiple locations and using multiple identities. This is proven to be a tactic of the Left. Remember that the Greens were going to bus people from out of state to 'register' and be 'vouched for' so they could vote for Paul Wellstone. (I wish I had kept that e-mail from when I infiltrated their in-group mailing list.)

I believe that Same Day Registration is a bad idea. But one of the ways to fight voter fraud is require state issued identification.

Somehow the race-baiters think that this idea is racist.

On Tuesday a short-sighted judge agreed with the race-baiters.
U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday halting enforcement of the new law passed by the Georgia General Assembly this year.

Murphy’s order, handed down in the Northern District Court, Rome Division, states that challenges to the law — which argue that it is a disguised poll tax and an undue burden on the right to vote — have a good likelihood of succeeding. The injunction does not end the case, which could ultimately end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Opponents of the photo ID requirement hailed the news as a positive sign for the future of the fight.

“This is the wrong way to go about preventing voter fraud,” said Alvin Jackson of the NAACP Rome chapter. “Our state legislators should rethink their positions on this. I think they owe us an explanation of why they didn’t tackle the issue from the absentee angle.”
Let me provide your explanation. Addressing the "absentee" angle does not address the very real issue of people using multiple false identities to vote multiple times. Your state legislators did exactly the correct thing, the executive branch of your state also said that people could get a fee waiver if they could not afford to pay the lousy $35 dollars for a driver's license or state identification card.

Tell me something though. How is this closing of a voter fraud loophole racist? If the poor suppossedly cannot afford to pay for a state ID card then according to Kaiser state health facts it would affect 560,000 whites and 620,000 blacks. Hardly disproportionate. And affecting the poor does not mean affecting blacks. Unless you think that blacks can only be poor AND blacks are the only poor.

But that also assumes that asking for a state issued ID is somehow infringing the right to vote. I reject that notion and think that Judge Harold L. Murphy is wrong.


Blogger Jeff Fecke said...

Unless Blacks are a majority in Georgia--and they weren't, last I checked--it is disproportionate.

I'm agnostic on ID requirements; the fact is the GOP is pushing them for electoral advantage, and the Dems are pushing back for the same reason. It's not a terrible idea to have people identified. But it does require people to pay money for a state ID, which prices out poor people.

My modest proposal: free state IDs for everyone. But neither side would support that, I suppose.

October 20, 2005  
Blogger Tony Garcia said...

Free ID's but double the price of the driver's license.

The Dems fight this though because of the resulting inability to have people vote multiple times. What is the GOP "electoral advantage" from wanting everyone to show ID...aside from not having the dead voting?

October 20, 2005  
Blogger Captain Bogs said...

Aw come on, Tony. I grew up in New Mexico, where it was everyone's duty to vote early, often, dying, and long dead. It's no fun when you can only vote once.

I have been telling Jr he ought to vote in the St Cloud mayoral election, and since he is homeless he is qualified to vote here in Douglas County, in St Cloud,in Minneapolis and somewhere in Wisconsin in the general election. After that many votes he will approach the voting power of a single Wyoming resident.

There is just no excuse for a reasonable person not to have some sort of identification, even if it is only a check cashing card. One of the ways a state could provide an ID card is not to have same day registration, and have the state give a person an ID card on the day he registers to vote. They could either be sent to the voter's home, or could be kept at the polling place if there is nowhere to send it. If they were free there would be no taint of the dreaded poll tax; they would be universally available to everyone who has been in the area for a reasonable time (like a day), but would still prevent the easiest form of fraudulent voting.

October 21, 2005  

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