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    ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law - chicagotribune.com


    States' efforts to curve voting fraud have attracted an outcry from Democrats, but Laura Murphy, the Washington Chapter head of the American Civil Liberties Union upped the ante Thursday when she compared recent voter identification laws to poll taxes and Jim Crow-era laws.

    "No eligible citizen should have to pay to vote," Murphy says. "The ACLU believes requiring voters to obtain a government-issued photo ID in order to vote is tantamount to a poll tax."

    Murphy argued during a presentation at the National Press Club that the new laws have been adopted by largely Republican-controlled state houses and target minorities in the same way literacy tests and poll taxes once did.

    We have gone through so many years in the United States without Voter ID laws, and we now suddenly need them? Voter fraud is not something that is not common in the United States and this seems like an attempt to disenfranchise certain sets of voters.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    In other news, recent scientific studies have revealed that the ACLU is often full of ****.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    In other news, recent scientific studies have revealed that the ACLU is often full of ****.
    If not the ACLU then pick your source. Several other organizations have filed suit as well, people were turned away from the polls because they did not have ID. Some people cannot get ID because of lacking Birth Certificates for various reasons, lacking transportation to get somewhere to get ID, etc...

    "You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    If not the ACLU then pick your source. Several other organizations have filed suit as well, people were turned away from the polls because they did not have ID. Some people cannot get ID because of lacking Birth Certificates for various reasons, lacking transportation to get somewhere to get ID, etc...
    I think having ID too vote is a perfectly reasonable minimum requirement that would do alot to keep the vote honest. The Dem's like too vote early vote often and ID would stop that so they are against it.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    If not the ACLU then pick your source. Several other organizations have filed suit as well, people were turned away from the polls because they did not have ID. Some people cannot get ID because of lacking Birth Certificates for various reasons, lacking transportation to get somewhere to get ID, etc...

    Yeah, look....


    It is hard to get by in the modern world without picture ID. Honestly, how many people do you know that don't have some kind of ID?

    Voter fraud is a serious matter. It doesn't take a lot of study to see that there may be hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes in every election cycle.

    Asking for some ID is common sense and not unreasonable and DOES NOT TARGET ANY RACE OR CREED!

    If photo ID is racist then by gosh why do I have to show one all the gosh-darn time!

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, look....


    It is hard to get by in the modern world without picture ID. Honestly, how many people do you know that don't have some kind of ID?

    Voter fraud is a serious matter. It doesn't take a lot of study to see that there may be hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes in every election cycle.

    Asking for some ID is common sense and not unreasonable and DOES NOT TARGET ANY RACE OR CREED!

    If photo ID is racist then by gosh why do I have to show one all the gosh-darn time!
    It is not necessarily just racist. There are plenty of older folks who do not have birth certificates and cannot afford the expense of getting one and certificates are usually a requirement to get other ID. Many people who are poor, cannot get ID, etc...

    Can you show that voter fraud is a serious problem that needs to be addressed? When and where does it happen? Do people often go and say they are someone else just to get another vote in. I think there is a problem counting votes, but not casting them, unless there is a hanging chad or two.

    "You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    In order to be hired you must present an ID and SSN to your employer. Requiring an ID to vote would also give those who don't have such ID at this time the ability to obtain a job. We could kill two birds with one stone. Help to stop voter fraud and help welfare bums get a job.
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    What a bunch of crap, I like how they claim that literacy tests also "target" minorities, if they focused on real discrimination and injustice most people would have no problem with the ACLU, but this victimhood act is getting old.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    I am a supporter of the ACLU, but I think they are missing the mark on this one.
    Insisting on a photo ID is not an unreasonable requirement. People simply cannot interact in the modern world without a photo ID.
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    It is not necessarily just racist. There are plenty of older folks who do not have birth certificates and cannot afford the expense of getting one and certificates are usually a requirement to get other ID. Many people who are poor, cannot get ID, etc...

    Can you show that voter fraud is a serious problem that needs to be addressed? When and where does it happen? Do people often go and say they are someone else just to get another vote in. I think there is a problem counting votes, but not casting them, unless there is a hanging chad or two.
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