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which now require a government issued picture ID in order to vote.

If I am someone who has voted multiple times in the past without showing a picture id, you are by requiring me to now show a picture id implicitly accusing me of having fraudulently voted in the past.

So lets be blunt -  if that is your contention, file the appropriate felony charges.  Otherwise you should shut your F*%^ng Pie Hole and get rid of these stupid laws.

It a picture id is so important, why the f&*k is it not issued upon registration, even if you register in person.

I am not a lawyer.

I do not know whether one can form a legal claim out of this.

Sometimes, as I know as a teacher of government, the law does not make common sense.

These laws do not make common sense.

I would argue a clear equal protection violation, in that the most common Government issued picture ID is a driver's license, so you are placing an additional burden on anyone who does not drive, an additional step that person must go through even if you do not charge them for the ID.

Just blowing off some steam.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "what the best and wisest parent wants for his child is what we should want for all the children of the community" - John Dewey

    by teacherken on Wed May 02, 2012 at 04:04:17 PM PDT

  •  Vent away teacherken (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Love, Lujane

    The laws are having some unintended consequences. The Amish have prohibitions against "graven images". There are ways to get a non-photo ID but it requires jumping thru several loopholes to prove you have a moral objection. And irony alert, the Amish vote Republican.

    All my sig lines are hand-crafted by demented elves living in my skull.

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed May 02, 2012 at 04:07:52 PM PDT

  •  Voter IDs exclude Christians: (1+ / 0-)
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    Lujane

    They are the Mark Of the Beast, require graven images (thx ontheleftcoast), number Americans for ideological concentration camps, and force Americans to pledge allegiance to Mammon.

    Stop the war on Christianity!

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Wed May 02, 2012 at 05:19:30 PM PDT

  •  If the Republican ideas are so good... (3+ / 0-)
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    ahumbleopinion, Lujane, drmah

    If the Republican ideas are so good, I always wonder why they keep trying to prevent people from voting for them. It also troubles me that Republicans are all for spreading democracy across the Middle East with the blood of our troops, but systematically chip away at our democracy.

    WAR stops a beating heart.

    by Ltddy on Wed May 02, 2012 at 05:24:46 PM PDT

    •  Why is it the only voter registration infractions (0+ / 0-)

      proved in Indiana have been done by Republicans?  The Indiana Secretary of State, who is is charge of fair elections, was personally caught in his own voter fraud.  Geech.  Two Republcain candidates are being campaigned againest in their own Primary for breaking residency laws. It seems like Republicans have a lot of egg on their faces, proving to be  the biggest law breakers with voter fraud.  

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