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    Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Wisconsin Republicans are trying to lure Senate Democrats back to the state capital by scheduling a vote Tuesday on a controversial bill that would require voters to show photo ID before casting a ballot.
    Democrats have fought the bill for years, arguing it would make it more difficult for minorities and elderly people to vote. But Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Republican, planned to push forward on the bill in Democrats' absence, scheduling a committee vote on the measure.
    The gambit was a taunt aimed squarely at the 14 Senate Democrats who fled the capital last week to prevent Republicans from voting on a budget-fix bill which would cut deep into union benefits and rights. Republicans, who have 19 members in the Senate, would need 20 lawmakers present to have a quorum to pass a spending bill, so the Democratic boycott effectively halted debate on the budget bill. But they only need a simple majority of 17 lawmakers to pass non-spending items, such as the voter ID bill.
    Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote - FoxNews.com

    It looks like the Republicans are trying to lure the Dems to come back from fleeing the state by scheduling a vote on non-spending legislation that under senate laws the Republicans can vote on with a simple 17 majority present.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

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    It looks like the Republicans are trying to lure the Dems to come back from fleeing the state by scheduling a vote on non-spending legislation that under senate laws the Republicans can vote on with a simple 17 majority present.
    I doubt it will work. I would expect that the GOP already has enough votes to pass the voter ID bill without any Dem votes. Dems coming back would mean nothing to the outcome on this issue.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I doubt it will work. I would expect that the GOP already has enough votes to pass the voter ID bill without any Dem votes. Dems coming back would mean nothing to the outcome on this issue.
    Who cares if it will work or not... really. This is the fight we wanted, and the Dems and their unions are doing just perfectly... beyond perfectly... they are clearly illustrating who they really are and what they are really about.

    It is far beyond great. It is beyond awesome.

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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    So if you are an elderly lady living in a nursing home and don't have a picture ID you do not have constitutional rights?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    So if you are an elderly lady living in a nursing home and don't have a picture ID you do not have constitutional rights?
    Why wouldn't she have a picture ID?


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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    I hope the pass the voter ID bill. Although I am not sure this would bring the democrats back.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Why wouldn't she have a picture ID?


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    Why would she have a picture ID? The only picture ID I have is a drivers license.
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    Why would she have a picture ID?
    The same reason most people do. To write and cash checks, get benefits,somewhat proof that they are who they say they are and etc..
    The only picture ID I have is a drivers license.
    Would you have a picture id if you did not have a license?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    So if you are an elderly lady living in a nursing home and don't have a picture ID you do not have constitutional rights?
    Does that mean I shouldn't have to produce a picture ID to buy alcohol, or a firearm?
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    Re: Wisconsin Republicans Try to Lure Back Dems By Scheduling Controversial Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Does that mean I shouldn't have to produce a picture ID to buy alcohol, or a firearm?
    Sure you do. So does the old lady or she could get her son to do it. Her son can't cast a vote for her, though.

    She can prove who she is without a picture ID.
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