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McDonnell Signs Bill Mandating Photo ID to Vote

There are 40 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 24, 2013, titled McDonnell Signs Bill Mandating Photo ID to Vote. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A bill requiring voters to bring photo identification with them to the polls will become law next year in Virginia.

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Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#21 Mar 26, 2013
huck wrote:
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possibly
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come back an see me when they aren't 'pending'
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then we can discuss if 2 cases warrant making it difficult for thousands (predominately dem voters) to exercise their right to vote
Why are democrats the only people who seem to find it difficult to have a photo id? I didn't realize this was the most difficult part of the American Dream to achieve.
former frat brat

Fairfax, VA

#22 Mar 26, 2013
we solved this when we lived in a condo...

the first time you used the pool you gave your name and they took your picture and put it on the laptop. When you wanted to use the pool you gave them your name and the picture had to match so if you lied you lied forever and if someone came in with the same name and YOU had lied they had your picture and could prosecute.

Seems to me thats an easy way to resolve the whole problem.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Mar 26, 2013
Former Deputy wrote:
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Wrong!! First of all, when voting what written into the laws of a new land while the brave souls were sailing across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, it was written that only those who owned land (property) could cast a vote or run for office.
Today, this has changed so that anyone who (a) Is a US PERSON (US Citizen or Resident Alien); AND (b) Has not (voluntarily) given up their citizenship; AND (c) has not been convicted of a Felony MAY CAST ONE VOTE.
Secondly, this law does not take away anyone's ability to cast ONE VOTE. In fact, it ensures that anyone who should choose to do so can be sure that the vote they cast is not negated by another votes that was cast illegally (IE: non US Person, Convicted Felon who had not had their right to vote reinstated, or someone's second vote).
Despite the party line that you liberal nut jobs like to repeat; this is a win for everyone. IMHO, you guys are insulting people who you insist could never obtain the necessary identification by the next election cycle. But if someone is too stupid to obtain a valid identification card; then maybe they should not be casting a vote in the first place. If you can get to the bank or grocery store to cash your welfare or social security check, or the polls on election day; then you should be able to drive yourself to a place where you can obtain a valid identification card, right?
Your correct, it is a win for everyone, it just makes people more angry at the right, and will vote against them. The right wing is so desperate they still have no clue.
Zachary Reid

Atlanta, GA

#24 Mar 26, 2013
Former Deputy wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong!! First of all, when voting what written into the laws of a new land while the brave souls were sailing across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, it was written that only those who owned land (property) could cast a vote or run for office.
Today, this has changed so that anyone who (a) Is a US PERSON (US Citizen or Resident Alien); AND (b) Has not (voluntarily) given up their citizenship; AND (c) has not been convicted of a Felony MAY CAST ONE VOTE.
Secondly, this law does not take away anyone's ability to cast ONE VOTE. In fact, it ensures that anyone who should choose to do so can be sure that the vote they cast is not negated by another votes that was cast illegally (IE: non US Person, Convicted Felon who had not had their right to vote reinstated, or someone's second vote).
Despite the party line that you liberal nut jobs like to repeat; this is a win for everyone. IMHO, you guys are insulting people who you insist could never obtain the necessary identification by the next election cycle. But if someone is too stupid to obtain a valid identification card; then maybe they should not be casting a vote in the first place. If you can get to the bank or grocery store to cash your welfare or social security check, or the polls on election day; then you should be able to drive yourself to a place where you can obtain a valid identification card, right?
You lost all credibility when your racism shone through in your last paragraph. And watch who you're calling a liberal. And what those brave souls on the Mayflower wrote on their way over DIDN'T WORK!(Hence the whole Constitutional Convention thing.) And in all the amendments concerning minorities being allowed to vote, it is written "the right to vote." [here is the text of the 24th, for example: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.] The reason the usage of the phrase "the right to vote" in the voting rights amendments is important is because by using the word "right," it is implied that such a right exists.
And if we denied votes based on intelligence, I'm guessing you would be the "decider" of who's smart enough to vote? Sounds lovely.
Zachary Reid

Atlanta, GA

#25 Mar 26, 2013
Former Deputy wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong!! First of all, when voting what written into the laws of a new land while the brave souls were sailing across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, it was written that only those who owned land (property) could cast a vote or run for office.
Today, this has changed so that anyone who (a) Is a US PERSON (US Citizen or Resident Alien); AND (b) Has not (voluntarily) given up their citizenship; AND (c) has not been convicted of a Felony MAY CAST ONE VOTE.
Secondly, this law does not take away anyone's ability to cast ONE VOTE. In fact, it ensures that anyone who should choose to do so can be sure that the vote they cast is not negated by another votes that was cast illegally (IE: non US Person, Convicted Felon who had not had their right to vote reinstated, or someone's second vote).
Despite the party line that you liberal nut jobs like to repeat; this is a win for everyone. IMHO, you guys are insulting people who you insist could never obtain the necessary identification by the next election cycle. But if someone is too stupid to obtain a valid identification card; then maybe they should not be casting a vote in the first place. If you can get to the bank or grocery store to cash your welfare or social security check, or the polls on election day; then you should be able to drive yourself to a place where you can obtain a valid identification card, right?
Furthermore big guy, my whole argument is you don't have to prove you are entitled to exercise things that are RIGHTS...the burden falls to the government to prove you AREN'T entitled for whatever reason...kinda like that whole innocent until proven guilty. In this case, it would be "I can vote until you prove that I can't."
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Mar 26, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Why are democrats the only people who seem to find it difficult to have a photo id? I didn't realize this was the most difficult part of the American Dream to achieve.
why are republicans the only people who seem to find it difficult to cough up an actual reason for the 'problem' they are trying to legislate away
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the bill's sponsor rob bell said there was actually ONE person in cville who came to vote, then came back in the afternoon to vote again (presumably told he had already voted in the morning) and then "ran away".
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How's that for actual proof?
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#27 Mar 27, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
possibly
.
come back an see me when they aren't 'pending'
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then we can discuss if 2 cases warrant making it difficult for thousands (predominately dem voters) to exercise their right to vote
Why are they "predominately" dem voters? Do they not want to be identified by a photo ID? You are really dissing those "predominately" dem voters.
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#28 Mar 27, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Your correct, it is a win for everyone, it just makes people more angry at the right, and will vote against them. The right wing is so desperate they still have no clue.
Why does it make people more angry at the right, if it is a "win for everyone"?
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#29 Mar 27, 2013
Zachary Reid wrote:
<quoted text>
You lost all credibility when your racism shone through in your last paragraph. And watch who you're calling a liberal. And what those brave souls on the Mayflower wrote on their way over DIDN'T WORK!(Hence the whole Constitutional Convention thing.) And in all the amendments concerning minorities being allowed to vote, it is written "the right to vote." [here is the text of the 24th, for example: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.] The reason the usage of the phrase "the right to vote" in the voting rights amendments is important is because by using the word "right," it is implied that such a right exists.
And if we denied votes based on intelligence, I'm guessing you would be the "decider" of who's smart enough to vote? Sounds lovely.
Where is the racism? YOU stated it, so show it. Stupidity, welfare and social security do not constitute a race. YOU are the racist, because you are associating those three with a race (tell us which one). I dare you.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Mar 27, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Why are they "predominately" dem voters? Do they not want to be identified by a photo ID? You are really dissing those "predominately" dem voters.
not dissing, dems....dissing gop
it just happens that students and poor who would be disenfranchised by this bill vote predominately dem
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just ask mike:
http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/karoli/sh...
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Mar 27, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Where is the racism? YOU stated it, so show it. Stupidity, welfare and social security do not constitute a race. YOU are the racist, because you are associating those three with a race (tell us which one). I dare you.
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real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#32 Mar 27, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
not dissing, dems....dissing gop
it just happens that students and poor who would be disenfranchised by this bill vote predominately dem
.
just ask mike:
http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/karoli/sh...
So students have trouble getting a photo ID? Seems to me EVERY college student I have EVER encountered has a photo ID. You just can't let it go can you? Your argument makes no sense. Your "sumption" does come through clearly.
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#33 Mar 27, 2013
huck wrote:
So your racial profiling states that if you are black you are on welfare and vote Dem?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Mar 27, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>So students have trouble getting a photo ID? Seems to me EVERY college student I have EVER encountered has a photo ID. You just can't let it go can you? Your argument makes no sense. Your "sumption" does come through clearly.
like I said, just ask mike
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Mar 27, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>So your racial profiling states that if you are black you are on welfare and vote Dem?
you catch on fast
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#36 Mar 27, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>So students have trouble getting a photo ID? Seems to me EVERY college student I have EVER encountered has a photo ID. You just can't let it go can you? Your argument makes no sense. Your "sumption" does come through clearly.
Every student does have photo id. And who are these people so poor they can't get a photo id. I would think we should help them obtain the most elusive aspect of the American Dream, the photo id. It seems strange to me that the only people who seem unable to get a photo id in this country are democrats. What is up with that?
Greene Native

Ruckersville, VA

#37 Mar 28, 2013
Why do rich people make poor undocumented workers show id. Rich white people who can easily find work have jobs so easy for them to have DL. Time for rich white people to have to get jobs and help rest of us
Boodreau

Saraland, AL

#38 Mar 28, 2013
Greene Native wrote:
Why do rich people make poor undocumented workers show id. Rich white people who can easily find work have jobs so easy for them to have DL. Time for rich white people to have to get jobs and help rest of us
Undocumented meaning illegal? Illegal should be deported. I'm not a rich white person. I'm a white person who worked 2 jobs to get what I have. I don't feel the need to help illegal workers. I don't feel the need to help those who won't help themselves. I do help those who are working to make their life better. Most rich people have their money invested which helps the economy not stashed under a giant mattress
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#40 Apr 1, 2013
Former Deputy wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong!! First of all, when voting what written into the laws of a new land while the brave souls were sailing across the Atlantic on the Mayflower, it was written that only those who owned land (property) could cast a vote or run for office.
Today, this has changed so that anyone who (a) Is a US PERSON (US Citizen or Resident Alien); AND (b) Has not (voluntarily) given up their citizenship; AND (c) has not been convicted of a Felony MAY CAST ONE VOTE.
Secondly, this law does not take away anyone's ability to cast ONE VOTE. In fact, it ensures that anyone who should choose to do so can be sure that the vote they cast is not negated by another votes that was cast illegally (IE: non US Person, Convicted Felon who had not had their right to vote reinstated, or someone's second vote).
Despite the party line that you liberal nut jobs like to repeat; this is a win for everyone. IMHO, you guys are insulting people who you insist could never obtain the necessary identification by the next election cycle. But if someone is too stupid to obtain a valid identification card; then maybe they should not be casting a vote in the first place. If you can get to the bank or grocery store to cash your welfare or social security check, or the polls on election day; then you should be able to drive yourself to a place where you can obtain a valid identification card, right?
So you think that throwing money at a non-existent problem is a good idea? That's probably why you're a former deputy... and that's pathetic. Too stupid to get into the military, huh? yeaaah...
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#41 Apr 1, 2013
Boodreau wrote:
<quoted text>Why are democrats the only people who seem to find it difficult to have a photo id? I didn't realize this was the most difficult part of the American Dream to achieve.
Libertarains are against it, too. We were against national ID numbers, as well.

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