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Wed Dec 14, 2016, 05:42 AM

Virginia voter ID law upheld by federal court after Democratic challenge

Source: Associated Press

Virginia voter ID law upheld by federal court after Democratic challenge

Associated Press in Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday 13 December 2016 21.24 GMT

A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, rejecting a challenge from Democrats who argued that it suppressed voting by minorities and young people.

A three-judge panel of the fourth US circuit court of appeals ruled on Tuesday that the law did not violate the Voting Rights Act or impose an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.

The ruling comes just months after a different panel of the same court struck down a North Carolina law that required voters to produce a photo ID and also scrapped same-day registration and shortened early voting periods. But the panel that issued Tuesday’s ruling found that the facts in the North Carolina case “are in no way” like those in the passage of Virginia’s bill.

Virginians can obtain free photo IDs at voter registrar offices, but Democrats argued that few people knew about that option because the state had done little to spread the word.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/13/virginia-voter-id-law-upheld-federal-court

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Reply Virginia voter ID law upheld by federal court after Democratic challenge (Original post)
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Asa Gordon Feb 2017 #1

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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 11:16 PM


A Serious (cost effective) all American bi-partisan conservative/liberal Voter ID Solution:
Universal and Automatic Voter Identification and Registration for all US "citizens" of a state that files a federal tax return. The state in which a federal tax return is filed is required to mail the citizen taxpayer a registration and voter ID card or be subject to the malapportionment penalty clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The United States of America is founded on the principle of "No taxation without Representation."

Accordingly, any document used by the Federal or State Government for taxation assessment constitutes sufficient taxpayer identification to register and vote for that Government.

Taxpayer Voter ID Act would allow more citizens to vote
July 22, 2014_GREEN PAGES Vol.18,No. 1-Summer 2014
Taxpayer Voter ID Act pursuant to Amend. XIVSec.2 would facilitate confirm citizens voting.

If the Document is good enough to take my money it's good enough to accept my vote ( If it isn't, then refund all my taxes paid). No photo required to take my money, no photo required to take my vote.

However, conservatives are going to object, because this is a serious universal voter ID policy that expands rather then restricts all citizens voting, because the number of voters who are negatively impacted by Voter ID laws and also don't file federal income tax forms is insignificant. Many progressives will resist, especially lawyers because it will put many liberals that have a professional state in endless litigation over fungible repeated victories pursuant to the Voting Rights Act, with endless voter registration drives out of business.

i.e. There is a bi-partisan consensus of professional liberals and conservatives in suppressing meaningful even obvious solutions outside the box that may undermine their authoritative status and undermine the two party monopoly.

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