Ah, Liberal “voter suppression” wins. 🙂
Federal officials must help Kansas and Arizona enforce laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in a decision that could encourage other Republican-led states to consider similar policies.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita, Kan., ordered the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to immediately modify a national voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about their states’ proof-of-citizenship requirements.
Both require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport or other documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship to election officials. The federal registration form requires only that prospective voters sign a statement declaring they are citizens.
Well, that judge went 0ff the “racist” reservation so he’ll need to be put down. 🙂
league President Elisabeth MacNamara said: “Our first impression is that it’s a harsh decision and it’s a decision that will harm voters.”
Illegal voters that is… 🙂
But I’m sure they shop for an Liberal Appeals Court to overturn it. Can’t have the Agenda stopped you know. After all, you’re just a “racist” if you go off the Agenda.
After all, the New York Times goes to great lengths to point out that the judge who ruled against “minorities” and “the poor” was appointed by George W. Bush and that the plaintiffs in the case were Republicans.
In an interview, the Arizona attorney general, Tom Horne, also a Republican, said, “This decision is an important victory against the Obama administration because it ensures that only U.S. citizens, and not illegals, vote in Arizona elections.”
The secretary of state of Kansas, Kris W. Kobach, a Republican and one of the most forceful advocates nationally against illegal immigration, called the ruling “a win for states’ rights.” He added, “We have now paved the way for all 50 states to protect their voter rolls and ensure that only U.S. citizens can vote.”
There has been little evidence of in-person voter fraud or efforts by noncitizens to vote, but the poor and minorities are likely to be affected.
Studies have shown that the poor and minorities often lack passports and access to birth certificates needed to register under the laws in question. (NYT)
But they can afford that BIG SCREEN TV (and a passport or birth certificate is hardly the ONLY thing needed but hey it’s a liberal sob story so don’t expect truth… 🙂
And a lady in Ohio (2013 story), “Yes, I voted twice,” Richardson told WCPO-TV. “I, after registering thousands of people, certainly wanted my vote to count, so I voted. I voted at the polls.”
“It wasn’t a big deal,” she said.
This is your typical narcissist response. Two nights ago on “Mystery Diners” a waitress was annoyed she was fired for scamming her boss out of thousands of dollars in a coupon scam and called it a “victimless crime”. The owner of the restaurant who was losing money on these fake coupons disagreed.
Another voter admitted to double voting, but did not think it was an issue.
“The voter said yes she ‘voted early’ and then voted again, then she asked ‘what’s the problem?'” according to the report. (FOX)
What’s a little fraud when the Agenda is far more important. The end justifies the means, after all.
So what if Illegal Aliens vote, as long a Democrats win, why should you care? 🙂
Dear Mrs. Richardson got 5 years in prison, we got 8 years of Obama.
I think she got the lighter sentence.
She was convicted of voting twice in the 2012 election and voting three times — in 2008, 2011 and 2012 — for her sister, Montez Richardson, who has been in a coma since 2003.
“I think the board has shown me nothing but total disrespect for the 30 years I’ve served them,” she told the judge. “I believe in the system and I’ve done nothing to harm the system or cause disgrace to President Obama.”
Cue, “Mystery Diners”. 🙂
But I’m sure we’re all “racists” for objecting somehow.
The conservative, outspoken judge responded with scathing comments, blasting Richardson for suggesting she was being prosecuted because she was a black Democrat helping a black Democratic presidential candidate.
“It has nothing to do with race. 🙂 It has nothing to do with politics. It has nothing to do with disrespecting you. You did this to yourself,” Ruehlman told her. “You’re very selfish, self-centered. I really believe President Obama, if he were asked about this today, he would be appalled. He would not want anybody to cheat to get elected.”
I would beg to differ on that. I think they not only encourage it, they create it.
3 other were convicted (not all of them black). 🙂
And that’s only in Cincinnati. How many across the country. After all, ACORN was everywhere.
And true to the “justice” system, she got out of jail less than a year later.
She has “bipolar disorder” so pity her!
Yeah, she’ll be very repentant. 🙂
“She had said she had no intent to commit voter fraud.” (CBS)
Just like Obama had no intent on killing off your insurance plan, your doctor, or your wallet. And with a liberal, intent is everything. Actions are meaningless, intent is not, in their heads.
So long as their heart is in the “good” if object you must be a bad person.
P.s. Guy Benson: It is an article of faith on the Left that voter fraud does not exist beyond the imaginations of racist right-wingers, hellbent on imposing “unconstitutional” voter ID laws fashioned to “suppress” minority turnout in elections. These objections are race-baiting nonsense; they’re unsupported by both empirical evidence and Supreme Court precedent. The high court upheld Indiana’s law in a 6-3 decision in 2008. The ruling was authored by uber-liberal Justice John Paul Stevens. And after Georgia implemented its own law in 2007 (which survived a legal challenge), minority voter participation increasedin the next two election cycles. ABC News has called voter fraud a “rare but real” phenomenon, evidenced by a number of relatively high-profile convictions in recent years. Congress defunded the left-wing group ACORN (for whom Barack Obama once organized) over widespread voter registration fraud and other outrages. The watchdog group True the Vote — whose founder’s businesses and family have been harassed by the IRS and other federal agencies — documents voter fraud prosecutions in 46 states since 2000. Which brings us to a report that aired earlier this month on NBC’s local affiliate in Ft. Myers, Florida. WBBH-TV reporter Andy Pierrotti managed to track down dozens of local residents who were (a) both non-US citizens and (b) registered to vote in the swing state. Many of them had illegally voted in recent elections.
And Liberal states hand out Drivers Licenses to Illegal Aliens, that can then be used to geta Voter ID.
“We don’t know how widespread this problem is because elections offices don’t keep track of where non-citizens live,” Pierrotti reports, “So we decided to do something that they’d never tried to do before: We found them on our own.” The investigation began by examining state forms on which residents had declined jury duty by checking a box indicating that they weren’t US citizens, and were therefore ineligible to serve. Pierrotti then cross-referenced those results with local voter rolls, identifying at least 94 people who were registered to vote in the state of Florida. Next, he visited some of these people at their homes, where they admitted that they weren’t citizens and professed ignorance as to how they were registered to vote in the first place. But voting records confirmed that they’d exercised their “right” to vote that, as non-citizens, they do not actually possess. The NBC 2 team interviewed a number of these illegal voters on camera, including a Jamaican national who simply attested that he was a US citizen on a voter registration form, and — voila! — he joined the American electorate. It was a felony, but it was that easy. And if a news crew hadn’t connected the dots, no one would have ever known. This passage in the report is crucial:
REPORTER: County supervisors of elections tell me they have no way to verify citizenship. Under the 1992 “Motor Voter” law, they’re not required to ask for proof.
HARRINGTON: We have no policing authority. We don’t have any way of bouncing that information off of any other database.
REPORTER: The only way supervisors of elections can investigate voter fraud is if they get a tip, so that’s what our list became.
HARRINGTON: It could be very serious. It could change the whole complexion of an election.
Here’s the problem: This handful of wrongs are now being looked at and dealt with, but it took an enterprising and creative journalist to uncover them. These are 94 cases he uncovered in his own backyard alone, using just one narrow method. How many people in this country are registered to vote, and actually do vote, who are not US citizens? We don’t know. It is lunacy that election supervisors “have no way to verify citizenship” in many places, even at the point of registration. It’s further lunacy that we would not require every potential voter to produce valid proof of citizenship before casting a ballot, from coast to coast. These steps are so basic, so fundamentally fair, and so rudimentary that it’s difficult to accept that an entire political party is dead-set against these voter integrity efforts for reasons that are not nefarious. Only US citizens are allowed to participate in US elections under the law. Citizens who don’t have proper identification ought to be able to obtain them quickly and easily. That’s the reasonable recourse for the “suppression” non-problem. But every single person who wants to vote should prove that they’re doing so legally. That’s not racism; that’s painfully basic common sense. Oh, and it’s overwhelmingly supported by Americans of all political stripes.
Parting thought: A quick calculation, as a point of reference. This local reporter found 94 illegally registered voters in one small region using one narrow verification method. If you extrapolate his number over Florida’s 67 counties, that’s nearly 6,300 people. In 2000, the United States Presidency was determined by 537 Florida votes.
DNC Press Secretary and former Obama Campaign Spokesman Mike Czin quickly took notice and immediately condemned Voter ID laws, not the fraud clearly documented in the report.
After all, the Voter ID Laws are the problem, not the voter fraud! 🙂
You racist, discriminatory haters of poor people! 🙂