Federal Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Law

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by bradl, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Subject says it all. Hopefully, the Courts follow suit for Pennsylvania.


  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Not exactly sure how I feel about the voting implication, especially with the low incidence and felony penalties. However I think there should be mandatory IDs for everyone including nonvoters. It would solve so many problems. Maybe even national IDs? States shouldn't be able to do it. Could be constitutional...call it a requirement for the census?
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    I agree, but not just before a presidential election. I say bring up the bill on the first day of the next Congress.
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    The day mandatory national I.D. Is required is the day I move out of the U.S.

    And please don't play off the nuances of " National I.D."
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Don't move to mexico or canada, they both require ID to vote.
  6. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    Will the national ID be free?

    Republicans will be the first ones screaming about death panels and satellite tracking your national ID and whatever other tin foil hat conspiracy theory they can attach to it.
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    Remember the CATO Institute ZA? They're a libertarian think tank, and here's their opinion about national IDs [source] ...

    Cool. Now you're in bed with Diane Feinstein. How cozy.

    So much for "small government". And this paper was written in 1995. You could probably double or triple that figure now.

    Or the phantom "voter fraud".
  8. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2009
    What problems would it solve? Anything can be counterfeited eventually.
  9. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    It's amazing to me that the US continues to allow anyone to vote simply by showing up at a polling place with something like a utility bill with their name and address and registering same day.

    I have to prove who I am to fly on an airplane, or pick up a package at the Post Office, but not to elect the President.

    What a bassakwards country.
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    that depends on the state. Texas requires you to register 30 days before an election. I am sitting on moving my registration to where I live now because 1 where I used to live it is a competitive so my vote will matter and 2 I do not trust the state not to screw up moving everything over this close to an election because they screwed it up in 2008.
  11. Huntn, Aug 31, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012

    Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Now they just have to take care of the bully boys at , the Texas based voter organization that tries to intimidate voters at the polls. I still don't understand why they are allowed anywhere near polling places. Because they started in Texas? ;)

    Voter fraud by end users (voters) is a red herring foisted on the public by a group of people who want to minimize a certain leaning demographic from voting. Real patriotic and democratic, right? ;)

    The main opportunities for voter fraud exist within the system, those managing and monitoring vote collection. The idea of having a photo ID is something new for the very reason of making it harder to vote. You used to be able to take your voter registration card or your gas bill for that matter to the polling place where your name is checked off against a master roster. How much opportunity is there for a band of people roaming from polling place to polling place pretending to be other people? Think! :)

    I ALWAYS absentee vote. Most of the time I am traveling and it is more convenient.

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