Attorney Eric Holder who is head of the Department of Justice along with Obama are foes of voter identification law requirements. Why is that? Are they both CROOKS?
Forms of identification that the government requires:
All guests 18 years of age or older will be required to present a valid, government issued photo identification. In addition, all foreign nationals must present their passport since other forms of foreign identification will not be accepted.
All information submitted must exactly match the government issued photo ID you will present when arriving at the White House.
The following forms of photo ID are acceptable for presentation to USSS upon entry to the White House complex:
•Valid government issued United States identification card such as a drivers license, military ID, etc.
•Valid United States or other official government issued passports
Well, according to the White House, you will need an ID, even if you are over 18 and not on your class spring trip but the supervising teacher for said trip. In addition, many IDs are required such as attending a DOJ class!
Adult air passengers (18 and over) are required to show a valid U.S. federal or state issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight. Passengers whose identity cannot be verified by TSA may not be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint or onto an airplane.
No other forms of identification will be accepted by the government such as photocopies, expired IDs, or other transmissions of these documents.
In 2005, The REAL ID Act was passed. It gave Homeland Security the power to say what was a valid ID. The act covers 56 jurisdictions, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It does not cover tribal jurisdictions for Native Americans and the native peoples of Alaska and Hawaii. Since the government does not recognize IDs of Native Americans does that mean that the government discriminates against Native Americans?
Now let’s discuss voter ID law in the United States which is place in 30 states.
A Voter ID law is a law that requires some form of identification in order to vote or receive a ballot for an election.
Due to the 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits poll taxes, states that require Voter ID must provide an ID to voters at no cost. At the federal level, the 2002 Help America Vote Act requires a voter ID for all new voters in federal elections who registered by mail and who did not provide a driver’s license number.
In 2007, a report prepared by the staff of the federal Election Assistance Commission found that there is little polling place fraud. The Socialists/Democrats charged that the commission, with a Republican majority, had altered the conclusion for political reasons, which the commission denied since it was formed during the George W. Bush administration. In addition, “The [Department of Justice] devoted unprecedented resources to ferreting out polling-place fraud over five years and appears to have found not a single prosecutable case across the country,” Slate reported.
The Socialist/Democratic Party along with Obama and Holder have criticized voter identification laws, voicing concerns that the laws could lead to disenfranchisement of poor, minority or elderly voters. In addition, many of these so called voters would vote for the Socialist/Democratic Party. In fact, Holder has gone after states that have vote ID laws.
Why are these voter ID laws so strongly opposed by the Socialist/Democratic Party as well as Holder and Obama?
Voting law are opposed by these CROOKS who contend these laws disproportionately affect elderly, minority and low-income groups that tend to vote Socialist/Democratic. Obtaining photo ID can be costly and burdensome, with even free state ID requiring documents like a birth certificate that can cost up to $25 in some places.
Attorney General Eric Holder and others have compared the laws to a poll tax, in which Southern states during the Jim Crow era imposed voting fees, which discouraged blacks, and even some poor whites from voting!
In 2011, the civil rights group The Advancement Project was critical of the laws, saying they disproportionately impact blacks and Latinos since most could not drive to get a voter ID, but could drive and sign up for welfare benefits! According to another report commissioned by the Election Assistance Commission, one effect of voter identification laws is lower turnout, especially among members of minorities. Once again, siting driver requirements. However, in 2012, an investigation by Reuters found that voter ID laws in Georgia and Indiana had not led to lower turnout of minorities and concluded that the Socialist/Democratic concerns about this “are probably overstated”. In fact, Reuters reported that in Georgia there was an increase of 4% in turnout for African American voters in 2008, compared to 2004, which was prior to the voter ID law. In addition, in the 2010 Georgia midterm elections, turnout for African Americans was 7%higher than the midterms in 2006, before the voter ID law was introduced. In Indiana, while no information is collected on race of voters, Reuters found that voter turnout increased in 2008 for two counties with non-white populations higher than 40%. Also, in the Indiana midterm elections of 2006 and 2010, turnout increased compared to the 2002 election before the voter ID law was introduced. In October 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported that studies of the impact of voter ID laws on turnout have had inconclusive results, particularly since most of the laws were introduced prior to the 2008 election, which had high levels of voter turnout.
A final reason for not allowing voter ID law is that in 2010, the voting age population was an estimated 237.3 million, and the citizen voting age population was 217.5 million. However, of those, 186.9 million were registered voters, the Heritage Foundation has pointed to records showing that there were 205.8 million valid drivers licenses in 2009, meaning there are 19 million more individuals with photo ID than there are registered voters. Thus, showing that photo ID is not hard to obtain as the Socialist/Democratic Party claims as well as Obama and Holder!
In my opinion, voter laws should be allowed. There are some precincts where even dead people are allowed to vote, so it seems a photo ID is a fair assurance that a ballot is valid (Funny that the precincts are predominantly Democrat!). Requiring a photo ID is not racist, any more than requiring a driver’s license.
Notable: A 2012 Fox News poll showed 70% of voters supported requiring an ID to vote, and 26% were opposed. Voter ID laws were supported by 52% of the Socialists/Democrats, 72% of independents and 87% of Republicans.
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