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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:45 PM

Virginia Voter ID Bills Would Tighten Strict Voting Laws

Source: Huffington Post

The Huffington Post | By Lisa_Miller
Posted: 02/05/2013 6:45 pm EST | Updated: 02/05/2013 6:56 pm EST

Virginia Republicans passed two voter-identification bills on Tuesday that would further tighten the state's already strict voting laws, MSNBC reports.

The legislation -- Senate Bill 719 and House Bill 1337 -- restricts the list of acceptable identification documents voters can bring to the polls on Election Day. Not set to take effect until 2014, the bills would make it harder for those without a driver's license, student ID or concealed handgun permit to vote. The House bill eliminates "a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck that shows the name and address of the voter and a voter's social security card" as acceptable forms of identification.

Republican Lieutenant Gov. Bill Bolling, who cast the tie-breaking vote on Monday in favor of an earlier version of the Senate bill, said the legislation will ensure voter integrity, but expressed concern over the frequency of the new laws.

“I think (the bill) is a reasonable effort to tighten voter identification requirements and assure greater integrity in the voting process,” Bolling said in a statement about the earlier Senate bill, according to MSNBC. “However, we just changed Virginia’s voter ID requirements in 2012, and we cannot change these requirements every year. I am concerned that this would create unnecessary confusion among voters about what forms of ID are required at the polls.”

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:00 PM

1. Well hell yes . . .

Well hell yes, Governor. Who knows how many white, conservative hillbilly voters might bring the wrong damn ID, jest cause you keep on changin' them rules.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:37 PM

2. There MUST be a way to keep these blacks from voting!

They'll just change the voting laws every year until they figure it out...unless they die out before then.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:28 PM

3. I think they're heading for a lawsuit on this. What about the disabled?

Many don't have driver's licenses, aren't students, and sure as hell don't have concealed handgun permits. Only my fucking state would accept a ccw instead of a government check with the voter's name and address on it!

I'm so ashamed to be a Virginian.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:15 AM

4. I don't know why people are complaining...

The first fifty years or so of this great nation limited voting to White, Male, Property Owners; why ruin a good thing?

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