Mixed Feelings Circulate Around New V...

Mixed Feelings Circulate Around New Voter ID Bill

There are 55 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 25, 2013, titled Mixed Feelings Circulate Around New Voter ID Bill. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

If you want to vote in the 2014 mid-term elections, you'll have to bring form of photo identification along with you.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC29 Charlottesville.

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Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#42 Mar 27, 2013
Love it wrote:
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I'm thinking the liberal vote in Virginia just dropped by 50%. You need a photo ID to buy Beer, you need a photo ID to board a plane, you need a photo ID to get a library card, so what's the big stink about a free photo ID to vote? If you can make it to the polls to vote then you should have no problem making it to DMV to get a free ID. Geez Louise
Good point and why is it that the only people who make excuses for not getting a photo id are democrats?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#43 Mar 27, 2013
voter wrote:
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boy are you kept in the dark by the press. motor voter voting is widely practiced in all states not having ID including Virginia. when pressed to fill out provisional ballots they motor on to another poll with out a trace.
Did I also mention falsified papers since there is no ID requirement. I would sugesst you be a poll worker in a major election where no ID is required. or are you one that would not question the motor voters
If it is so rampant, why not cough up just ONE proven case of Voter ID fraud in VA.
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Someone came up with a voter ID fraud case in Chicago. Can you come up with a 2'nd case anywhere in this nation at ANY TIME, where there is a case of voter ID fraud that a bill like this would have prevented?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#44 Mar 27, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Good point and why is it that the only people who make excuses for not getting a photo id are democrats?
because dems are more likely to be disenfranchised by this law and the pubs know it
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watch this
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#45 Mar 27, 2013
huck wrote:
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because dems are more likely to be disenfranchised by this law and the pubs know it
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watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =EuOT1bRYdK8XX
Sorry Huck that does not explain why democrats seem to be incapable of getting a photo id. Earlier I saw you pointed out students and the poor. What college does not have student id's? How do the poor get help from social services without a photo id? How can you be living in 2013 and not think a photo id may come in handy at some point in your life?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#46 Mar 28, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry Huck that does not explain why democrats seem to be incapable of getting a photo id. Earlier I saw you pointed out students and the poor. What college does not have student id's? How do the poor get help from social services without a photo id? How can you be living in 2013 and not think a photo id may come in handy at some point in your life?
you are mostly correct about students, although the law in VA applies to 'higher learning', so one could be an 18 year old student but not in college yet.
This is not the case in several states that has used the same laws to suppress voting groups
http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/gop-vo...

Despite your preconceptions, not all poor people are on the dole, and republicans know many will be inconvenienced by the requirement to obtain a photo ID.
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Sure a photo ID comes in handy, but you tell me why they MUST have one to vote. Is there some REASON, like instances of voter ID fraud perhaps?
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If a taxpayer funded requirement is going to be passed, shouldn't there be a REASON for it?
Get Real

Washington, DC

#47 Mar 28, 2013
huck wrote:
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Despite your preconceptions, not all poor people are on the dole, and republicans know many will be inconvenienced by the requirement to obtain a photo ID.
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Sure a photo ID comes in handy, but you tell me why they MUST have one to vote. Is there some REASON, like instances of voter ID fraud perhaps?
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If a taxpayer funded requirement is going to be passed, shouldn't there be a REASON for it?
1-inconvenienced = tough shitakke
2-reason = because it's the law (and it makes it easier to track who voted and how often so hopefully some Commonwealth's Attorney will actually press damn charges
3-reason #2 = nope...look at taxpayer funding going to Syria, Egypt, duck weenie studies, etc...it's the gub'ment and no citizens are going to hold it accountable - ever again (man do I hate that).
Jake

Fayetteville, NC

#48 Mar 29, 2013
JMA wrote:
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Sort of confused at your connection here. What does cashing a lotto ticket have to do with this??
Your confusion is not a suprise. He is implying that those who claim they cannot get to the DMV to get an ID are full of BS..because they easily find methods to get around when it is important to them..like cashing a lotto ticket...
Jake

Fayetteville, NC

#49 Mar 29, 2013
huck wrote:
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There is ZERO voter ID fraud here in Virginia.
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Not ONE proven case, EVER!
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I did complain. Don't matter though, the repubtards have the majority in Richmond.
There is ZERO speeding on the 45mph country road behind my house! Not ONE SPEEDING TICKET GIVEN OUT!...EVER! Cars zip down that road at a high rate of speed all the time....but since I see no tickets...I know those cars are not speeding!..

Of course there are no cops there watching or enforcing the speed limit...BUT THATS BESIDE THE POINT!
Jake

Fayetteville, NC

#50 Mar 29, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Nope. Kinda like saying "There's never been a burglary on my street, so I sure hope the VA legislature passes a law requiring me to lock my doors."
Nope...its kind of like saying, if you dont lock your door, and some one breaks in..regardless of the likelyhood, it could impact the will of the electorate when some one does break in.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#52 Mar 29, 2013
Get Real wrote:
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hopefully some Commonwealth's Attorney will actually press damn charges
Against what, non-existent voter impersonation at the polls?
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Let me ask you this. Why would one person impersonate another with laws already on the books against it? What purpose would it serve? It's not going to affect the outcome. Think about it, why would anyone risk fine or jail for just one vote?
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It makes about as much sense as this bill.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#53 Mar 29, 2013
Jake wrote:
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There is ZERO speeding on the 45mph country road behind my house! Not ONE SPEEDING TICKET GIVEN OUT!...EVER! Cars zip down that road at a high rate of speed all the time....but since I see no tickets...I know those cars are not speeding!..
Of course there are no cops there watching or enforcing the speed limit...BUT THATS BESIDE THE POINT!
Well thank goodness, then I don't have to pay for voter ID cards to be mailed out then.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#54 Apr 1, 2013
Huh wrote:
If the government can arbitrarily place conditions on your rights, they can certainly take them away just as easily. ID cards make sense from a common sense standpoint but think about what this law is really doing.
Brilliant, remember when republicans were about small and less intrusive government?
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#55 Apr 1, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Good point and why is it that the only people who make excuses for not getting a photo id are democrats?
or libertarian, there is no way that Ron Paul is pro-voter ID laws, and he's not a democrat.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#56 Apr 1, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry Huck that does not explain why democrats seem to be incapable of getting a photo id. Earlier I saw you pointed out students and the poor. What college does not have student id's? How do the poor get help from social services without a photo id? How can you be living in 2013 and not think a photo id may come in handy at some point in your life?
What is the point when voter id laws don't prevent voter fraud? Now the state MUST pay for IDs for the poor for something that essentially is non-existent, when disenfranchisement is proven to exist. Its going to cost virginia a couple of mil... but hey, I thought republican were fiscally responsible?
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#57 Apr 1, 2013
Jake wrote:
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There is ZERO speeding on the 45mph country road behind my house! Not ONE SPEEDING TICKET GIVEN OUT!...EVER! Cars zip down that road at a high rate of speed all the time....but since I see no tickets...I know those cars are not speeding!..
Of course there are no cops there watching or enforcing the speed limit...BUT THATS BESIDE THE POINT!
...and there are zero space aliens being shot down from the sky, but we should build a space alien rocket defense system just in case... Fortunately we have NASA looking up at the sky, and election officials watching elections, unlike your stupid road.

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