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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    uhm I get asked for ID everytime I vote and sometimes they ask me to confirm my address.

    Guess thats not the norm?
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    By your logic showing a ID is discrimination.So therefore requiring someone to show ID to purchase a firearm is discrimination in your eyes.
    James, your trying to draw me into an irrelevant issue. The topic is about ID to vote.

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Everyone should have a photo ID. It's just a basic action that really doesn't require any hard work.
    'Maybe not for you, however for many people it who are old and infirm it's not quite that easy. Many photo-ids require a birth certificate which might have been lost and it's costly to replace them.

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    So it would change nothing as far as illegals. I mean they can register now, so what difference would it make?

    It would be to cut down on dead people voting, animals voting etc. Illegals are a separate matter.
    I'm honestly okay with requiring an ID to vote as long as it's free for a poor person to get an ID (a state ID, not necessarily a drivers license). Some people are homeless and are so dirt poor that even what's a modest fee to most of us to apply for an ID is a burden. A citizen who's penniless and homeless is still a citizen and still should get to vote.

    I agree with you that dead people, animals, comic book characters, etc. should not vote. Non-citizens should not either. There could be a standard citizenship emblem on all drivers licenses. Maybe it's a gold-colored eagle. A non-citizen legal resident would get a different emblem on their license, something respectful, but way different from the citizenship one. Think it could work?

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If the idea is to prevent non-citizens from voting, there's a problem. A legal resident (and in some states an illegal one) who's not a citizen can get a drivers license. He could then register and vote. Do you think we should put some kind of icon on all drivers licenses and state IDs that indicates whether or not someone is a citizen?

    I'm fine with a person from another country legally residing here getting a drivers license. In fact, I think that's safer. I just don't think a non-citizen has any business voting.
    If we do not have a driverís License Reciprocity agreement with the country the non-resident is from then we should have a temporary visitor license.
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I'm honestly okay with requiring an ID to vote as long as it's free for a poor person to get an ID (a state ID, not necessarily a drivers license). Some people are homeless and are so dirt poor that even what's a modest fee to most of us to apply for an ID is a burden. A citizen who's penniless and homeless is still a citizen and still should get to vote.

    I agree with you that dead people, animals, comic book characters, etc. should not vote. Non-citizens should not either. There could be a standard citizenship emblem on all drivers licenses. Maybe it's a gold-colored eagle. A non-citizen legal resident would get a different emblem on their license, something respectful, but way different from the citizenship one. Think it could work?
    Everyone keeps saying the "poor" would have a hardship getting ID. I don't buy it. As I have said before and no one has responded to yet: They don't seem to have a problem getting id to collect welfare and food stamps?

    I can agree with the rest of your post.
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And many are not, so what?
    From 2002-2005, only 70 people were convicted of federal-election related crimes, so that's not "many" and certainly not enough to constitute an actual threat to the election system.

    In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud - New York Times

    Many cases of murder, assault and robbery are thrown out, so we should just not enforce laws because some are thrown out?
    When did I say we should not enforce laws? When did I say that those guilty of fraud should not be prosecuted? Way to put words in my mouth. Good job.

    Fake id's are much harder to produce now days, and usually by professionals. I don't see mass production of fake id's for voter fraud happening anytime soon. So yes I ignored it because it is baseless and a really dumb argument.
    Why would there be "mass production" when voter fraud doesn't even exist on a "massive scale"? I'm sorry that you think the fact that people who are ridiculous enough to commit fraud now won't find a way to do it with IDs is "dumb".

    If they seem to have no problem getting them to get food stamps etc. I see no problem.
    Good way to not address the point by stereotyping and making assumptions. A+ analysis.

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    'Maybe not for you, however for many people it who are old and infirm it's not quite that easy. Many photo-ids require a birth certificate which might have been lost and it's costly to replace them.
    Absentee ballots would not cease to exist.

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Wow TD, you didn't waste anytime moving somewhere far away from the topic of Photo ID's. Good, boy.
    Really? Both involve a 'constitutional right'...so you have no problem allowing anyone to walk in and purchase a firearm...right? I mean...as long as they are who they say they are...thats good enough!

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    'Maybe not for you, however for many people it who are old and infirm it's not quite that easy.
    I am pretty sure someone who is old or infirm can get someone to drive them down to the tag agency or DMV to get a ID.


    Many photo-ids require a birth certificate which might have been lost and it's costly to replace them.
    My mom was born in California.She accidentally let her license expire.She did not have a certified birth certificate. Oklahoma requires that you show certified birth certificate to get a driver's license if you let your license expire.She filed out a form sent and a check for 16 dollars and got a birth certificate.It was not costly or difficult to replace it.
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