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    Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge has found the state's voter ID law unconstitutional.
    According to the ruling from Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley, the requirement to present an acceptable form of identification when voting in person "unreasonably burdens the right to vote."
    Of course it does. Voter laws are supposed to ensure that everybody gets to vote, not to Jim Crow the vote for some. And about this lame argument that Jim Crowing the vote stops voter fraud, show me proof that there was enough voter fraud in ANY election to change the outcome of that election. And when I say proof, I don't mean show some talking head on FOX News claiming voter fraud. Show me the hard numbers FROM A REPUTABLE SOURCE, not Breitbart, which has been caught time and time again making crap up. Good luck with that.

    Finally, I must say that, if a political party is so desperate to remain relevant that they have to resort to Jim Crow to attempt to win elections, then there is a problem with that party. At least, at this time, the mainstream Republicans are fighting the good fight to wrest control of the party back from the wackos that hijacked it, and that's a good sign. The Republican party does not need Tea Partiers or any other kind of "Confederate" in the party. With reasonable ideas, the GOP will stick around a long time, and make important contributions to America's political process.

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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    The voter ID movement in the last few years has been a pretty transparent action to disenfranchise groups that tend to vote Democrat. It's even worse than racism. At least racists actually mean the awful things they say. This is just shallow partisan crap. It is literally just shredding people's rights in order to grab power. It is the basest and most disgusting thing a politician can do in our system.
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    To me, and despite all the liberal musings, it is insane that a person shouldn't have to prove they are who they say they are to vote? I can't think of ANY legitimate reason not to do so.


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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    the funny thing that i noticed is that this voter ID movement started during Obama's term as president and in the aftermath of wining in 2012 and 2008. it almost looks like that republicans feel they were somehow cheated of their victory.
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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The voter ID movement in the last few years has been a pretty transparent action to disenfranchise groups that tend to vote Democrat. It's even worse than racism. At least racists actually mean the awful things they say. This is just shallow partisan crap. It is literally just shredding people's rights in order to grab power. It is the basest and most disgusting thing a politician can do in our system.
    You mean groups that are basically the 'takers' of society that vote Democrat. Haven't we seen the result of letting those groups elect our leaders?

    Is not racism, it's economics.

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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    To me, and despite all the liberal musings, it is insane that a person shouldn't have to prove they are who they say they are to vote? I can't think of ANY legitimate reason not to do so.


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    [sorry misread your post] I agree.

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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Aren't you concerned that people would vote more than once or not be eligible to vote?
    You know, we're not stupid, we can see for ourselves that isn't actually a problem in the United States. It's utterly transparent rationale that you yourself exposed with your comment:
    You mean groups that are basically the 'takers' of society that vote Democrat. Haven't we seen the result of letting those groups elect our leaders?

    Is not racism, it's economics.
    You consider them undesirables for your own reasons, which we knew already.

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    I have no problem with voter ID, but the default postition should be allowing the vote. If it is later found out they intentinoally voted fraudulently, throw them in jail for the max. If there is much fraud, which I serioulsy doubt, one person going to the big house for years would stop it. I think the push for voter ID is not to correct a problem, but the Republicans realizing it would take out more Demo voters than republicans.
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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You mean groups that are basically the 'takers' of society that vote Democrat. Haven't we seen the result of letting those groups elect our leaders?

    Is not racism, it's economics.
    economics is not a valid reason to supress the peoples right to vote.
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    Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You know, we're not stupid, we can see for ourselves that isn't actually a problem in the United States. It's utterly transparent rationale that you yourself exposed with your comment:

    You consider them undesirables for your own reasons, which we knew already.
    I actually changed my reply to that post but, to answer your question. or better yet to ask, "How do we know what is accurate and what is fraudulent?

    We've seen the lies and inaccuracies in every section of government and private life. How do we know for sure?

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