Honoring MLK, Biden urges fight to restore Voting Rights Act

Jan 20, 2014 Full story: CBS News 25

Vice President Joe Biden honed in on voting rights as a top priority as he honored Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life in a speech Monday morning.

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I Have A Nightmare

Bohemia, NY

#1 Jan 20, 2014
Sure. Biden and the Dems want to insure that illegals and dead people continue to vote for them. Twice.

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#3 Jan 20, 2014
I Have A Nightmare wrote:
Sure. Biden and the Dems want to insure that illegals and dead people continue to vote for them. Twice.
It is the sole purpose they fight the voter ID.
I Have A Nightmare

Bohemia, NY

#4 Jan 20, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
Biden is a very goofy person.
But not as goofy as those who voted for him.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 Jan 20, 2014
I Have A Nightmare wrote:
Sure. Biden and the Dems want to insure that illegals and dead people continue to vote for them. Twice.
Republicans will fight tooth and nail to disenfranchise as many
minority voters as possible. Hey, it worked in the good old days,
in the white supremacist South before Civil Rights,
why not now? What's changed?
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#6 Jan 20, 2014
Biden honors the man and the conservatives have spent
the last 50 years calling King every name in the book.
And they still aren't done.

What a contrast.
Cat74

Algonquin, IL

#7 Jan 20, 2014
What is so difficult about showing a Photo Voter I D Card? Most States issue them free at the DMV. The only valid reason you would be afraid to show legal I D is if you were voting in someone else's name. Or if you were voting for some dead guy. Americans must fight for a clean election. There should be no place for the Corrupt Chicago Way in the voting booth. I believe it is racist to infer people are too stupid to cast a legal vote.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#8 Jan 20, 2014
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans will fight tooth and nail to disenfranchise as many
minority voters as possible. Hey, it worked in the good old days,
in the white supremacist South before Civil Rights,
why not now? What's changed?
On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”

In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#9 Jan 20, 2014
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans will fight tooth and nail to disenfranchise as many
minority voters as possible. Hey, it worked in the good old days,
in the white supremacist South before Civil Rights,
why not now? What's changed?
Nothing, at all the Democrats are still using racism and ignorance to maintain their power just like in the "good old days" you yearn for.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#10 Jan 20, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
Or if you were voting for some dead guy..
Is it dead people voting or live people voting for a dead guy?

Catboy, you need to be better informed about the issue around voting rights.
wild child

New York, NY

#11 Jan 20, 2014
Rip mr king, obama is killing your dream.he should only be half the man you were.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#12 Jan 20, 2014
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans will fight tooth and nail to disenfranchise as many
minority voters as possible. Hey, it worked in the good old days,
in the white supremacist South before Civil Rights,
why not now? What's changed?
Well, progressives are in near total charge. You have made many messes. And you have not cleaned anything up. Only made more programs to fix the programs you started. You better fix things up. Time is running out. When the time comes and we pick a much more powerful leader then any president that has run rampant with excessive authority, the ones you hate so much will pick the real lesser of two evils. As of now, it will either be a totalitarian corrupted civilian, not unlike the men and women in Washington now. Or perhaps a military takeover. I would choose military of the two. Most of the soldiers/officers have some honor that is sorely lacking in the cesspool on the potomic.
Les Claypool

Southlake, TX

#13 Jan 20, 2014
I've lived in my house for 18 years and I still get 3 previous owner's voter id cards in the mail every year. I wonder how many I would get if I lived in an apartment?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#14 Jan 20, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>It is the sole purpose they fight the voter ID.
now that those laws are coming before the court, the courts are finding them unconstitutional and over turning those laws.

Typical of Republicans to put on the books unconstitutional laws designed to restrict freedom and access.

this further reinforces that it's the Republicans in Congress and State Houses across America who are a threat to American freedoms and democracy.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#15 Jan 20, 2014
Civil Right in America was never exclusive to African Americans.......... racial and gender inequality was just two of the theories and vision of the white supremacist of the South for America.
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”
In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#16 Jan 20, 2014
Federal appeals judges agree with your last sentence, and is the sole cause of them overturning Voter ID Laws across America.

If an America identifies as an America it's not up to the individual to prove they're American it's for the challenger to prove he's not an American, subject to the same rights and freedoms. Voter ID is a scheme to impede a Citizen from exercising his right to Vote.
Cat74 wrote:
What is so difficult about showing a Photo Voter I D Card? Most States issue them free at the DMV. The only valid reason you would be afraid to show legal I D is if you were voting in someone else's name. Or if you were voting for some dead guy. Americans must fight for a clean election. There should be no place for the Corrupt Chicago Way in the voting booth. I believe it is racist to infer people are too stupid to cast a legal vote.
canser suxs

Owatonna, MN

#17 Jan 20, 2014
GOP end game is to get way back to only rich land owners getting to vote. That is what the GOP end goal is.

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#18 Jan 20, 2014
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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now that those laws are coming before the court, the courts are finding them unconstitutional and over turning those laws.
Typical of Republicans to put on the books unconstitutional laws designed to restrict freedom and access.
this further reinforces that it's the Republicans in Congress and State Houses across America who are a threat to American freedoms and democracy.
Indiana's Voter ID Law was upheld and was ruled to be Constitutional by the SCOTUS.

Mon April 28, 2008

High court upholds Indiana's voter ID law

CNN Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON (CNN)-- The Supreme Court on Monday backed Indiana's law requiring voters to show photo identification, despite concerns thousands of elderly, poor and minority voters could be locked out of their right to cast ballots.

Indiana can require voter identification for next month's presidential primary, the Supreme Court ruled.

The 6-3 vote allows Indiana to require the identification when it holds its statewide primary next week. It also will give most state legislatures time to revise their voter laws for the November elections.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/28/scotus...
Cat74

Algonquin, IL

#19 Jan 20, 2014
We will have voter Photo I D in time. We have a right to a clean election. Many states already have it, and if they copy Indiana's Photo I D law they can get past the lazy Federal courts that do Obama's bidding, and don't follow the law. It will take some time to clean up the legislative messes left behind by the Obama Administration.
canser suxs

Owatonna, MN

#21 Jan 21, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
We will have voter Photo I D in time. We have a right to a clean election. Many states already have it, and if they copy Indiana's Photo I D law they can get past the lazy Federal courts that do Obama's bidding, and don't follow the law. It will take some time to clean up the legislative messes left behind by the Obama Administration.
So in time many will be left out of elections...Yep GOP dream only rich will get to vote that is ultimate goal of GOP.

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#22 Jan 21, 2014
Gary wrote:
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Republicans will fight tooth and nail to disenfranchise as many
minority voters as possible. Hey, it worked in the good old days,
in the white supremacist South before Civil Rights,
why not now? What's changed?
How does a photo ID disenfranchise minority or for that manner anybody??????????

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