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NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

lois01 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 2:17 PM
Which ID does the constitution require to vote? I've heard of several different PHOTO id's that aren't acceptable this round; so tell me - which ID does the constitution require to vote?
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:54 PM
Sadly, Constitutional Law doesn't just stop at the text of the Constitution. We have a whole body of law courtesy of the courts that interprets some of that for us, and the text of the 15th amendment, as well as the original text that contemplates voting establishes voting as a fundamental right incident to citizenship. Proud of the courts finding rights in the "penumbra." They love that place. They can pull a right out of the penumbra any time they need one.
shadowfax Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 2:54 PM
They usually can't use those to get into a bar either, so I'm sure they make their way to the DMV for an ID! It costs nothing to get a DMV ID card in my state if you are 62 or older, $7 if you can prove financial need for the discount or $26 for all others. I think that is very much within reason considering the amount of hassles one must endure in their daily lives to not have an ID. That is a lame excuse.
RealitySandwich Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 2:35 PM
You might find this interesting, from www.usconstitution.net;

The Right To Vote

The Constitution contains many phrases, clauses, and amendments detailing ways people cannot be denied the right to vote. You cannot deny the right to vote because of race or gender. Citizens of Washington DC can vote for President; 18-year-olds can vote; you can vote even if you fail to pay a poll tax. The Constitution also requires that anyone who can vote for the "most numerous branch" of their state legislature can vote for House members and Senate members.

Note that in all of this, though, the Constitution never explicitly ensures the right to vote, as it does the right to speech, for example.
UseYourHead2012 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 2:34 PM
Student IDs aren't allowed because liberal kids shouldn't vote, duh!

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws. From the press release:

All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press...

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