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Offline happyg

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Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:55:12 PM »

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Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 06:13:50 PM »
I really don't understand the opposition to voter ID, other than because the opponents wish to engage in election fraud.  And democrats cannot hide behind the fixation that they're just trying to help everyone - if you don't have your Obamacare card, you'll have to pay your doctor full freight, even if you've paid for the policy.  If you have to show ID in order to avoid having to pay the doctor in full, then why shouldn't you be required to show ID in order to vote?

The solution, of course, is to issue an ID to everyone without them having to do anything to get it: file a state tax return as a resident, then you get sent an ID card that ties you to a particular registration.  If you file an unemployment claim and you do not have an ID, you get issued an ID along with your unemployment compensation.  If you register for Medicaid, you get an ID.  If you ....  See where I'm going with this?  When everyone has an ID, then no one has an excuse for trying to vote without showing ID.
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Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 06:30:52 PM »
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"Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal," the decision reads.

Because voter ID doesn't make it easier doesn't mean it makes it harder. The judge ruled on his opinion, rather than law.

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Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 06:49:56 PM »
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According to the ruling from Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley, the requirement to present an acceptable form of identification when voting in person "unreasonably burdens the right to vote." 

Yeah... like when you cash a check or open an account.

What a crock.

This reasoning and decision are pure   :bs:
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Re: Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 07:00:33 PM »
Liberals will always shop around until they find a judge who agrees to rule in their favor ahead of time.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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