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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    The law was popular with everybody including a majority of democrats.
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    Meanwhile, as the state’s new Voter ID law works its way through the courts, the requirement remains popular.

    “While judges and politicians debate Pennsylvania’s voter ID measure, voters are solidly in support of the measure, 62 – 35 percent,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “And 99 percent of voters say they believe they have the necessary documents to cast a ballot.”

    F&M found similar support: 59 percent of respondents said they favor the law, while 39 percent said they opposed it.

    However, critics who oppose the Voter ID requirement do room to win the public opinion battle. Of those who said initially that they favor the law, 21 percent changed their minds when asked, “Would you still favor this law if you knew that many eligible voters will be prevented from voting because they will not have a proper ID?”

    That’s the crux of legal and political arguments against the law.

    51 percent of respondents oppose the law when that 21 percent are figured in, while 47 percent remain opposed
    Polls: Corbett Not Popular, But Voter ID Is | PoliticsPA
    Segregation probably was popular with a majority in some states also. I'm sure you might even find a few states where establishing Christianity as the official religion would gain majority approval. When you are dealing with people being denied their constitutional rights, it isn't a popularity contest. It is telling that a party that claims to worship the Constitution is so willing to discard it for any potential political advantage.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    Great!!! It just shows how egregiously flawed these laws are.

    You want to reform voter laws? Go for it, you have two years until the mid-terms to work out all the kinks.

    As of now there is nothing but turmoil and confusion just a month from a presidential election, which IMHO was the intent all along.
    You are absolutely right! The fact that they did this in the year of an election shows that there intent was to supress voters. I don't think anyone will have an objection if they do this when there are no elections. The ironic part of this is all the voter fraud has been done by republicans for the upcoming elections!!

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Segregation probably was popular with a majority in some states also. I'm sure you might even find a few states where establishing Christianity as the official religion would gain majority approval. When you are dealing with people being denied their constitutional rights, it isn't a popularity contest. It is telling that a party that claims to worship the Constitution is so willing to discard it for any potential political advantage.
    Ensuring a person's identity and eligibility to vote does not violate their constitutional rights.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Judicial activism, AKA "I don't agree with the ruling, so it's obvious the judge is over stepping their boundaries!!"
    No, I meant exactly what I said.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    Ensuring a person's identity and eligibility to vote does not violate their constitutional rights.
    Fortunately, the court's opinion counts and yours doesn't. The law will still go into effect next year but that kind of defeats the real purpose of it doesn't it? I mean, it's hard to believe the .2 illegal votes that may happen in PA in the meantime will cause the collapse of democracy.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Fortunately, the court's opinion counts and yours doesn't. The law will still go into effect next year but that kind of defeats the real purpose of it doesn't it? I mean, it's hard to believe the .2 illegal votes that may happen in PA in the meantime will cause the collapse of democracy.
    If it violates constitutional rights why has the court allowed it to go into effect next year? And why has the US Supreme Court already ruled that the very similar Indiana law is constitutional?

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    Ensuring a person's identity and eligibility to vote does not violate their constitutional rights.
    By all means have voters produce a valid ID.

    But in order for it not to be a "poll tax" the government would have to ensure that getting this ID is at no cost to the voter. So if someone needs a copy of a birth certificate or some such, the government should pay for that as well.

    that and make sure that there enough time for the government to adequately notify all of the electorate and establish the necessary administrative resources to manage it smoothly.
    My Karma ran over your Dogma.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    If it violates constitutional rights why has the court allowed it to go into effect next year? And why has the US Supreme Court already ruled that the very similar Indiana law is constitutional?
    You know, you could either read the decision or have someone read it to you. To summarize, the judge found there was no way in hell that they could assure that everyone was issued an ID in time for this election. Part of the problem is PennDOT employees either being unsure of requirements themselves or issuing incorrect instructions for procuring an ID. I've seen this first hand both in PA and especially with the Indiana BMV. You call three times and you will get three different answers to what documents you need to bring in. I will point out that the state has recently lowered the requirements for a voting only ID to just giving your name and SS#. I would ask, if the supposed intent of the law is to stop me from voting under my dead uncle's name, do they really think I can't get his SS#?

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    You know, you could either read the decision or have someone read it to you. To summarize, the judge found there was no way in hell that they could assure that everyone was issued an ID in time for this election. Part of the problem is PennDOT employees either being unsure of requirements themselves or issuing incorrect instructions for procuring an ID. I've seen this first hand both in PA and especially with the Indiana BMV. You call three times and you will get three different answers to what documents you need to bring in. I will point out that the state has recently lowered the requirements for a voting only ID to just giving your name and SS#. I would ask, if the supposed intent of the law is to stop me from voting under my dead uncle's name, do they really think I can't get his SS#?
    You seemed to imply previously that voter ID is unconstitutional. Now you seem to agree that it isn't. And you would be correct. I am a resident of Pa. who has voted at the same location for 20 years. In 2008 I was challenged with the allegation that my signature did not match the one on record which is always inverted, plainly in sight. My signature is very distinctive and easy to duplicate. I am also registered republican in a heavily democratic ward. I was told I could not vote without a government issued photo ID. I smiled, produced my driver's license and asked to be shown the discrepancy in signatures. There was none. I know what voter suppresion is.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
    You seemed to imply previously that voter ID is unconstitutional. Now you seem to agree that it isn't. And you would be correct. I am a resident of Pa. who has voted at the same location for 20 years. In 2008 I was challenged with the allegation that my signature did not match the one on record which is always inverted, plainly in sight. My signature is very distinctive and easy to duplicate. I am also registered republican in a heavily democratic ward. I was told I could not vote without a government issued photo ID. I smiled, produced my driver's license and asked to be shown the discrepancy in signatures. There was none. I know what voter suppresion is.
    Or you can recognize it when you are the victim and not when others are. The law was essentially ruled unconstitutional if implemented immediately as originally planned since the conclusion was it would have disenfranchised otherwise legal voters. Considering it is an 11M+ solution to a problem that doesn't exist, the GOP should just acknowledge that this attempt at election manipulation failed and move on.

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