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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-12 07:38 AM
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Tough ID laws could block thousands of 2012 votes
Jul 8, 8:18 AM EDT

Tough ID laws could block thousands of 2012 votes

Associated Press

When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo IDs such as a driver's license or passport.

The husband and wife, both approaching 90 years old, had to use a temporary ballot that would be verified later, even though they knew the people working the polling site that day. Unaware that Indiana law obligated them to follow up with the county election board, the Weidenbeners ultimately had their votes rejected - news to them until informed recently by an Associated Press reporter.

Edward Weidenbener, a World War II veteran who had voted for Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential contest, said he was surprised by the rules and the consequences.

"A lot of people don't have a photo ID. They'll be automatically disenfranchised," he said.

People like Greg Palast and Bradblog have been writing for years about vote caging, vote supression and election fraud. How easy it is to rig voting machines has been known for years. Republicans have been talking about voter ID for years.

So, again I ask: why did Democrats do noting about this between January 2007 and January 2011, if not sooner?

BTW, I do no intend that as a rhetorical question.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-12 02:14 PM
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1. Now,now, should have paid your poll tax.
And passed the voting exam. It has only a few simple questions, such as: "what color is your skin?"
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