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Many strict state election laws blocked or delayed

By Curt Anderson

MIAMI (AP) - Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been either blocked or delayed.

And that's delighting opponents who claim the laws were among a variety of partisan attempts to keep minorities from voting.

Nevertheless, supporters of the measures predict they will prevail in the long run. And court battles are continuing in some states even as the Nov. 6 election date draws near.

The stakes are high especially in swing states, where a close margin is expected in the race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, as well as in numerous congressional and local campaigns.

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  1. fedupwithbadgovComment by fedupwithbadgov
    October 17, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    Let’s pose a question that has no partisanship in it. “Would YOU like to have YOUR VOTE canceled out by a dog or a tombstone in the local graveyard or a non-resident of the State in which YOU live?” That’s what this is really all about…VOTER FRAUD! It is a violation of what our Constitution has defined…one person, one vote.

    Photo IDs are easily obtained regardless of what the media might have reported or the opposers of such a practice. Instead of filing briefs before the overcrowed court dockets, get a photo ID from your local Dept. of Motor Vehicles which usually is turned around in about a week’s time.

    Should we not ask WHY is there so many who oppose something so simple to verify who is voting? Could it be that with it there would be less fraud in voting (not going to say this would eliminate all fraud because I’m not that naive)?

    Time to wake up, America! We’re allowing ourselves to be seduced by those who want to tear down what has been built and paid for by the blood, sweat, and tears of OUR citizenry…not those who wish to corrupt our way of life. VOTE OUT or impeach those judges that refuse to preserve the integrity of our Constitution! Same goes for ANY elected official whether they be in local, county, State, or National office.

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    • lokiswifeComment by lokiswife
      October 18, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

      My mother is 96 years old, she has a photo ID card from the drivers license bureau and she will be voting as she has for over 70 years. She votes by mail now,but if she couldn’t, she would be recruiting a family member to take her to the voting site. She can’t understand the move to get rid of ID, to her, if you can’t bother to get the necessary ID, then you shouldn’t be voting.

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  2. Laure CainComment by Laure Cain
    October 17, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    this is just another pathetic excuse from the liberals because they know the only way they could possibly stay in power is by fraud. It has always been the law that ALL citizens have a photo ID. if you cannot afford an ID then the DMV will give you one for free. The libs don’t want the public to know this. You need an ID for just about everything today. that should include to vote. no more pathetic excuses please.

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  3. bna42Comment by bna42
    October 17, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    State election laws are state business and federal judges should be told to keep their noses out of the state laws. Holder is suing the states based on some charges of discrimination, but those days of Jim Crow are over and the feds need to concentrate on national issues like the debt, jobs, the economy, etc. rather than trying to make sure Obama gets re-elected.

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    • mredComment by mred
      October 17, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

      Sounds good, but the fact is, those judges have jurisdiction and are going to give opinions no matter what you or anyone else thinks. I agree that they should be allowed to do what they want in each state, but you have to have someone watching over them too.

      I don’t think it is the judges so much as it is the people we put in government. We keep putting them back in because we allow them to buy votes. We also allow people to run that are not supposed to be in that office due to their place of birth or their parents. Obama should never have been allowed in, but no one seemed to care, so who is to blame for that? We are and we are also to blame for putting the liberals in office and allowing them to get away with all this corruption. Personally, I think it is time to clean house………….

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      October 18, 2012 @ 11:26 am

      “I agree that they should be allowed to do what they want in each state, but you have to have someone watching over them too.”

      mred, WHY do “they have to have someone watching over them”? Our Supreme Law, the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government 18 specific powers and clearly states that the powers NOT given to the feds are reserved for the states and the people.

      The states need to take back their authority because the federal government was never designed to be the watchdog of the people and the ultimate decision maker in what states are supposed to do. These federal power grabs need to be stopped and the only way to do that is for the states to stand up to the feds and let them know we aren’t going to take it any more.

      That is the reason it is so important to get these current thugs out of office and make certain that Obama is not allowed to add three more justices to the Supreme Court who will ignore the Constitution.

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  4. bob8585Comment by Robert
    October 18, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    If various persons and groups can take people around to vote at various locations… Then why can’t they take them to get a photo ID?

    This idea of hardship to get a photo ID is just a lot of bunk.

    The only reason to fight to make people get a photo ID is so there can be voter fraud.

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  5. mredComment by mred
    October 18, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Voter fraud is the only reason they are fighting all these new ID laws the states are trying to pass. I cannot see how any judge can tell a state when or how it can start enforcing any law it passes as long as the law is within the constitution.

    As for who is supposed to watch the states or federal government, it all boils down to us, the people. We are responsible for making sure that all laws are not only wanted, but fall within the constitution and will help and not hinder. For the federal government to fight a state law is so wrong on many levels that it is hard to state it strongly enough. The federal government has NO reason or authority to stop a state from passing a law for that state. As long as each state is acting in accordance with the state constitution and the federal constitution, then they have that right and the federal government cannot stop them. If we the people do not like the laws passed in our state, it is up to us to do something about it, not sit there and take it as written in stone.

    The people in this country are alone responsible for the government be it state or federal. It is up to us to make sure it is operating within the bounds set up by the constitution and to stop them if they are not. We normally do this with elected representatives, but when those people become corrupt, it is up to us to make sure they are gone as fast as possible. This does not happen and it is really sad that we have allowed them to get away with this for so many years. Obama got away with Obamacare because WE let him. The states should have stopped him, but they didn’t, so it falls to us. If our states cannot stop something like this, then it is time we replaced them.

    There are so many things we as a people can do to stop this, but because most people don’t have any idea what government is all about or who is responsible for it, they just sit there and do nothing. This constitution was written with the understanding that we the people are the ultimate watchdogs and it is up to us to fix this problem. The last thing we need is for the federal government to fix it. We the people as written in the constitution are the ones responsible for the running of this country. It is up to us to make sure that all levels of government, state and federal, are doing what WE want them to do. If not, then it is up to us to fix it and we don’t have to grab our guns and charge Washington to do it. We just need to vote for people that will run this government they way it was designed and that starts with stopping this buying votes through different scams, like welfare.

    If we don’t do it, then I would like someone to tell me how it is supposed to be done. I sure hope you don’t think the federal government can or will do it. We can start with putting term limits on everyone and get them out of there so new people can go in. Maybe then they will start doing what they should have been doing all along.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      October 18, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

      “As for who is supposed to watch the states or federal government, it all boils down to us, the people.”

      Even though I agree with your remarks, I must admit that they are somewhat different from your comment yesterday when you said: “I agree that they should be allowed to do what they want in each state, but you have to have someone watching over them too.”

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    • mredComment by mred
      October 20, 2012 @ 5:46 am

      Why not? All I was saying is that each state has the right to pass it’s own laws, but we still have to keep an eye on them too. Just watching the federal government is only half of it and the most important, but we can’t go to sleep about watching the state laws too. They can undermine your liberty just as easily as the federal government can.

      As far as I am concerned, we much watch all levels of government, right on down to the local city level. There are a lot of laws that are imposed on us from all directions and we have to stay alert, or we are going to wake up one morning and find that we no longer have any freedoms.

      We have fallen into this “Can’t fight city hall” syndrome and let all levels of government get away with far to much. If you give them an inch, you know they will take a mile. We have those “Do Gooders” at all levels of government and while it is a pain to have to keep an eye on everyone, if we don’t, the Liberals will just start over again from a different direction. With them it is a never ending fight. We also have to be willing to stand up for state rights along with ours.

      Those Liberals think they are so smart, but really, they are just persistent. They just made the mistake of thinking now was a good time to take everything and deliver a knock out punch to the country with Obama, but if we are lucky and are willing to fight, we can still drive them out. It’s just not going to happen in one election and that is the mistake we made last time.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      October 20, 2012 @ 11:27 am

      “All I was saying is that each state has the right to pass it’s own laws, but we still have to keep an eye on them”

      mred, apparently I misunderstood your original comment. I said the states should tell the feds to stay out of state voting laws, and you said someone has to watch over them. I took that to mean you thought it was OK for the federal government to keep the states in line, and that is what I was disagreeing with. The states should be keeping the federal government in line, but they have delegated their responsibility back to “Big Brother” in exchange for all the money they can get. The states don’t seem to understand that the only money the federal government has is what the taxpayers send them.

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    • mredComment by mred
      October 21, 2012 @ 10:41 am

      The only time I think the federal government should say anything to the states is if they are doing something that is unconstitutional. Really, I think the people should be the ones saying something, but it often doesn’t get done. The state has a state and federal constitution to go by and that means we have two of them to understand too. It’s really a full time job watching them and the feds too and we need some help with this from someone or some group. We can’t always keep up with what they are trying to do to us and having a full time group would make it easier. Since every state has their own constitution, we need a group in each state to watch over them. I know it is hard to keep an eye on them all the time since some of the things they do is behind closed doors. I think that should stop too along with this late night run a bill through before anyone notices what you are doing.

      I especially don’t like this idea of the federal government taking the states to court to stop laws that most people want. The only reason they are doing it is so they can use voter fraud again this time around. The feds should NEVER be allowed to do this again and it should not have happened this time. Maybe if we took Holder to court and put him on trial for interfering with states rights they would quit. Probably not though……………….

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