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Old 03-15-2012, 01:49 AM
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The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage.

The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.. This, despite the fact that some members of the council have only in the past several years allowed women to vote, and one member, Saudi Arabia, still bars women from the voting booth completely.

Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws, arguing to the international diplomats that the requirements disenfranchise voters and suppress the minority vote.

Eight states have passed voter ID laws in the past year, voter ID proposals are pending in 32 states and the Obama administration has recently moved to block South Carolina and Texas from enacting their voter ID measures.

"This really is a tactic that undercuts the growth of your democracy," said Hillary Shelton, the NAACP's senior vice president for advocacy, about voter photo ID requirements.
In other news, hyenas will be asking the lions to declare gazelles violent animals...
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I see the UN has a lot of free time on their hands these days.

Here is an idea. Instead of worrying about us requiring ID to vote in elections, why not take a gander over at Burma, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and some other countries that have an atrocious human rights record instead of worrying about petty crap?

It is nice to see the UN has their priorities in order.

Why not require an ID to vote? That is a rhetorical question. I know why those are opposed to it.

ID required to buy alcohol? Yes.

ID required to but cigarettes? Yes.

ID required to get a library card? Yes.

ID required to see an 'R' rated movie? Yes.

ID required to cash a check? Yes.

ID required to vote and decide who the leader of the country will be? Nope. You're good.

Talk about backward.
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Odd that voter ID laws are in question, but never voter fraud.
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Default Re: UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws

I've never understood the objection to voter I.D. laws. Most of the concerns expressed are very weak. Most states who have these laws bend over backwards to help people who do not have a drivers license for I.D. or public identification. I support identifying yourself when you go to the polls.

The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws?...give me a break..
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Most states who have these laws bend over backwards to help people who do not have a drivers license for I.D. or public identification. (
Yes, in Arizona if you don't have an ID, all you need is a utility bill from the past 90 days with your name and address on it. It is only $12. If you are over 65 it is free.
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Yes, in Arizona if you don't have an ID, all you need is a utility bill from the past 90 days with your name and address on it. It is only $12.
You can get a utility in your name without being a US citizen, right? If so, this means you can vote in Arizona while not legally being able to.
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You can get a utility in your name without being a US citizen, right? If so, this means you can vote in Arizona while not legally being able to.
Yes, I believe that is correct. I don't think there is a U.S. citizenship test. And that isn't illegal.
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Yes, I believe that is correct. I don't think there is a U.S. citizenship test. And that isn't illegal.
Now that I think about it, every time I have moved into a house, all I had to do was call up the utility companies on the phone and set everything up verbally.

I cannot remember if they asked for my SS# or not, however. Believe they did, but not entirely sure.
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Yes, in Arizona if you don't have an ID, all you need is a utility bill from the past 90 days with your name and address on it. It is only $12. If you are over 65 it is free.
actually, if you dont have an id, you have to have two offical documents with your name and address. utility bill can be one of them. but it alone would not work.
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Voter ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise the poor and lower income voters. And since we were told they were created to combat something (voter fraud) that occurs 0.00015% of the time, it's more than obvious that their true goal is "voter suppression". Of all the people that do not have ID's and all the people that do, the majority of those that don't are the low end of the income spectrum.

Since low income voters tend to vote for democrats, they are a target. The republican right can't get anyone to vote for the sh_tty candidates they offer, so they try to inhibit the numbers voting for the "other side". That's why ACORN was public enemy no.1 to them. Because they registered low income voters.

Basically, since the right has nothing to offer this country worth listening too, they spend a lot of energy trying to silence and defund the left.
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