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Judge Upholds Voter I.D. in Pennsylvania

PArunner130 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 6:52 PM
I am a poll worker in PA. I LOVE this law and fervently hope and pray that a liberal judge won't rule it unconstitutional. We need to show an ID to do everything from renting a carpet cleaner (really!) to borrowing a library book to buying certain kinds of products (alcohol and cigarettes) to getting medical care to flying on a plane. I am not so meager-witted as to believe minorities are unable to do any of those things because they have no photo ID. If they can produce the proper identification to engage in those activities, they can produce the proper identification to vote.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 9:42 PM
Well said.

To believe that "minorities" are too incompetent to do something as simple as obtaining an ID card is to believe that "minorities" are subhuman.

How did ideas get turned around to the point where people who believe that "minorities" are just as competent and capable as "whites" are considered the racists while those who believe that the ordinary tasks of daily living are too much for "minorities" to achieve are called compassionate?
Ann272 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 6:59 PM
thank you, PArunner--your report makes clear how vital the voter i.d. is--only when backed by this, can you do your job. Pennsylvania being a major battleground state, I remember 2008, when my daughter was harassed on her way in to vote.
The Department of Homeland Security directive on June 15th orders Border and Immigration to accelerate applications for immigrants who "are under 30, were brought here by their parents as children, and have not been arrested (or not more than 3 times). " presumably they will have passports. This will be sufficient, right?
PArunner130 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 7:21 PM
Ann272, the proper photo ID needs to have an expiration date on it and a passport is perfect. However, I'm not at all sure these immigrants will be granted this documentation. People carry passports issued by the country of which they are citizens. From what I have heard on the news, these illegals will be issued work permits and will have the right to be here for two years. They would not have the chance to become citizens. Should these immigrants actually be issued US passports, we would be justified in being absolutely outraged. Actually, we should already be outraged at this latest move of Obama's. (I'm truly sorry about the harassment your daughter had to deal with in trying to vote. Nobody should be subjected to that!.)
Ann272 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 7:37 PM
Thank you! It is marvelous to be able to connect on TH, as my daughter does NOT want to hear any politics this time. it is a sad commentary that we have become so divided as a nation. The sloppy reporting now lists "ill prepared poll workers" --when I remember an intensive preparation while I worked as one in the past. You do a marvelous job. It is the cornerstone of our nation's existence.
renny4 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 7:56 PM
PA offers a free picture voter ID to all. And if the DOJ sues this judge's ruling, it goes to the PA State Sup. Ct.

Pennsylvania is on Attorney General Eric Holder's target list when it comes to challenging Voter I.D. laws but a judge has ruled that the requirement of photo identification in order to cast a ballot is valid and has refused to grant an injunction on behalf of a Civil Rights group challenging the law.

 A Commonwealth Court judge denied a bid by civil rights groups to block the new voter identification law from taking effect, delivering a first-round victory to Gov. Corbett and legislative Republicans who pushed the measure through this spring saying it was needed to prevent...