Tag: Photo identification

Dear Rep Marcia Fudge, could you please do us a favor and retire your old, tired race baiting lies!

Then may be go one step further and resign your seat, let someone who cares about America MORE than their own power have a go!

Via The Blaze:

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week asking him to review two proposed voting measures she claims are designed to “suppress the voting rights of African Americans and other minorities.”

“I am concerned about restrictive legislation concerning voter photo identification and the reduction of early voting days pending in the Ohio legislature, and seek your assistance,” Fudge wrote in her letter.

The legislation, S. 238 and H.B. 269, would reduce the number of absentee voting days by six, prohibit pre-paid absentee ballots from being mailed to every voter and require individuals present a form of photo ID to vote.

“I believe both of these proposals are designed to systemically restrict the access of eligible Ohioans’ to the voting booth, particularly minorities, students and the elderly,” Fudge said of the proposals.

The legislation, S. 238 and H.B. 269, would reduce the number of absentee voting days by six, prohibit pre-paid absentee ballots from being mailed to every voter and require individuals present a form of photo ID to vote.

“I believe both of these proposals are designed to systemically restrict the access of eligible Ohioans’ to the voting booth, particularly minorities, students and the elderly,” Fudge said of the proposals.

Allow me to correct you Rep. Fudge. What you REALLY mean is you think using racially divisive talking points will help you continue to get elected so you can continue to screw your constituents!

Minority voting increased AFTER “racist” voter ID took effect

Of course it does not matter the Left will still scream RAAAAACISM!

Atlanta Journal-Constitution p. A1, “Voter turnout surges amid five-year ID law: ‘Rhetoric on both sides’ overblown, AJC review finds,” by Shannon McCaffrey (who moved to AJC from AP last year): “Few things stir as much political passion as voter ID laws. Since Georgia lawmakers passed one of the nation’s first and strictest laws in 2005, each side has charged the other with trying to undermine the electoral process. When Georgia became one of the first states in the nation to demand a photo ID at the ballot box, both sides served up dire predictions. Opponents labeled it a Jim Crow-era tactic that would suppress the minority vote. Supporters insisted it was needed to combat fraud that imperiled the integrity of the elections process. But both claims were overblown, according to a review by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of statewide voting patterns [in general elections] in the five years since the law took effect. … Georgia’s ID law has been in place for two major statewide general elections: 2008 and 2010. …

“Turnout among black and Hispanic voters increased from 2006 to 2010, dramatically outpacing population growth for those groups over the same period. On the other hand, Georgia’s top elections official could not point to a single case of ballot fraud the voter ID law had prevented. ‘I think the rhetoric on both sides has been overstated,” said Edward Foley, executive director of an election law center at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. ‘It hasn’t had the voter-suppressing effect that some people feared’ … Conversely, he said, rhetoric about voter fraud has largely proven to be a ‘scare tactic.'”

Well, voting by Minorities INCREASED. That is pretty solid evidence that the Left is full of it, as we knew anyway. Now, I do have one point to make about this part , Georgia’s top elections official could not point to a single case of ballot fraud the voter ID law had prevented. Hmmm, could it be that the new law prevented those that would have tried? Maybe KNOWING they would have to provide valid ID stopped some folks that would have have tried it without that law?

Your Clueless Entertainer of the Day is John Legend

The singer, compares a North Carolina law requiring photo ID to vote to Jim Crow Laws.

Legend, an unabashed supporter of President Barack Obama, reacted angrily to a new North Carolina law which demands voters simply show the same sort of identification they use to enter a movie theater, buy alcohol or fly on an airplane.

Fuck this North Carolina voting law. Fuck the new Jim Crow.

“Jim Crow,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, refers to “any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of the formal Reconstruction period in 1877 and the beginning of a strong civil rights movement in the 1950s.

 

I would point out that Legend is a buffoon, who emotes rather than thinks, but that is obvious. Chances are he has NEVER read the law, and is simply saying these things because he thinks he is supposed to. He has to stay “relevant” you know. That is a big deal to a lot of entertainers. They prefer being stupid and relevant to being informed. And if they can play victim at the same time? BULLSEYE! I should also note that Legend apparently never studied Jim Crow Laws. If he had he would not be minimalizing the hurt such idiotic laws caused by comparing the North Carolina law to Jim Crow. But, Legend is only emulating the race pimps like Sharpton and Jackson isn’t he?

NAACP head: Voter ID laws would hurt transgenders

There is only one real reason Liberals do not want Photo ID required to vote. Because they can commit voter fraud much easier. There is not one legitimate argument against voter ID laws, not one. But that does not stop Democrats from coming up with more creative lies to frighten us about such laws. Ben Jealous might have offered the most absurd

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Benjamin Jealous threw out a bizarre, new reason Friday for Voter ID laws to be banned in the U.S. – transgenders.

Yes, you read that correctly.

At a Netroots Nation panel Friday on “voting rights,” Jealous argued that in addition to all the other reasons he thinks Americans shouldn’t have to show a photo ID when voting, Voter ID laws should be abolished because they put transgender Americans at a disadvantage.

“As many people know, I have an adopted brother who’s transgender and he typically doesn’t dress the way he does when he hangs out in the Tenderloin when he goes to a government office,” Jealous said, referencing a notorious LGBT community in San Francisco. “And so if you show his ID you know and he would hold it up to his face, it looks like two different people.”

Using that logic, transgender Americans also shouldn’t have to use an ID to get on planes, buy liquor or perform any other activity that legally requires people to prove their identity.

I keep saying it, the Left will do or say anything to gain and hold, more power

 

Democrats really hate that whole freedom of the press thing don’t they?

But they seem to jealously defend voter fraud….

Michael Delaney is a Democrat who is attorney general of New Hampshire. James O’Keefe is a journalist who exposed the fact that it was possible for dead people to vote in New Hampshire.

In reaction to O’Keefe’s blockbuster investigative report, the New Hampshire legislature enacted a voter ID law.

Michael Delaney tried to serve a subpoena on O’Keefe.

We support James O’Keefe.

Amen! We absolutely support him! And, we oppose politicians who support voter fraud!

Yes, voter fraud is a big problem

With moere states requiring people show a proper ID to vote, and more Liberals saying that these laws are racist, and indeed just an effort to suppress the minority vote, I thought it proper to link this piece by John Fund

“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.”

Indeed, a brand-new Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 64 percent of Americans believe voter fraud is a serious problem, with whites registering 63 percent agreement and African-Americans 64 percent. A Fox News poll taken last month found that 70 percent of Americans support requiring voters to show “state or federally issued photo identification” to prove their identity and citizenship before casting a ballot. Majorities of all demographic groups agreed on the need for photo ID, including 58 percent of non-white voters, 52 percent of liberals, and 52 percent of Democrats.

These numbers are important. They show that Americans of all races and political beliefs want every vote to be cast in a legitimate fashion. It is, after all a crucial issue. The Left has continued to make the claim that there really is no voter fraud, so, voter ID laws are unneeded. Really? Fund continues

But filmmaker James O’Keefe demonstrated just last month how easy — and almost impossible to detect — voter impersonation can be: A white 22-year-old assistant of O’Keefe’s was offered the Washington, D.C., primary ballot of Attorney General Eric Holder, the most visible opponent of ID laws.

Just this week in Fort Worth, Texas, a Democratic precinct chairwoman was indicted on charges of arranging an illegal vote. Hazel Woodard James has been charged with conspiring with her non-registered son to have him vote in place of his father. The only reason the crime was detected was that the father showed up later in the day to vote at the same precinct. Most fraudsters are smart enough to have their accomplices cast votes in the names of dead people on the voter rolls, who are highly unlikely to appear and complain that someone else voted in their place.

Go read the whole thing. Pass it around. Voter fraud is very real, and you can bet that those screaming that it is not have a very real agenda, to cheat, or at the very least they think that the cheating will help them at the ballot box.

Why do dead folks NEVER vote Republican?

Bob Mack wonders about this too!

Anyone who’s not a terminal Obamabot or a sagacity-challenged ‘progressive’ knows damn well why Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice is challenging Voter ID laws from one end of the country to the other: there’s no other way they can get non-documented Democratsor the dearly departed to the polls.  In South Carolina,

37,295 people listed by the Election Commission as needing photo IDs are deceased. Of those, 957 were found to have voted after the recorded date of their deaths, according to the SC DMV.

How about that!