Because freedom can't protect itself
This is ludicrous! Move on ; different Democratic addresses; etc. compalin about the Voter ID law and then tell the people to go get their ID's so they can defeat the PUBS. The law actually is a positive for many people as having ID makes different services available to people that they apparently weren't able to acces previously- everything use of library services; bonus cards for stores;l government services; etc.!
This accusation is ludicrous! The people who make this accusation such as the move on.org websites; Democratic spokespeople; etc. complain about the law and then tell people to make sure they are signed up so they can vote for Obama as the cards are free and accesible!
Actually the people should have the card as it makes different services available such as checking accounts; library services; store bonus cards; etc.?
I for One just Moved to PA...I have no Problem with the ID for Voting Law as when I was in Ohio I myself knew of Dozens of People that Voted 2,3 8 or even 12 times because they could and they DID...Get Real 1 Person 1 Vote...
Us democrats are too stupid to obtain an ID. These laws need to be overturned. We need to make stupidity a protected class, because we democrats are very very stupid. Even if we have ID, us democrats are too stupid to find our wallet. We need to stop the stupidity discrimination.
After reading the above "comments," I am doubling my donation to the ACLU. Thanks for all you are doing re the Voter Suppression Laws aka Poll Taxes. One can only hope that people eventually acquire a better understanding of the real political expediency and intentions of such laws and the damage they do to our democracy. Until then, the courts are the only way to deal with these offensive laws, and your efforts in this regard are appreciated.
Thank God for the ACLU and your wonderful work to protect the American voters!...never give up!
VOTING RIGHTS AND PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CARDS
An official ID card with my picture on it prevents voter fraud? Nope. My handwritten signature is my best identification.
When I register to vote, the only thing that matters is whether I am qualified to vote. Anyone, before they register, can fake a photo ID card showing that they are qualified and show it when they register. In the end, voter registrars must rely on the say so of the persons coming to register that they are qualified to vote. Therefore, the registering voters must declare under penalty of perjury that they are qualified and then sign their name to that declaration.
When I go to the poll to vote, the only thing that matters is that I am recognized as the same person who registered in my name to vote. Anyone, before they get to the polling place, can fake a photo ID with my name and their photo and then present it when they come to vote, and the poll workers will have no way of knowing that the imposter is not me. On the other hand, no one can fake my signature which I placed next to my name when I registered to vote and which I do again in person when I show up at the poll to vote.
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