Charles Chris, the ex Governor of Fl, said on TV last night, that Republicans wanted him to suppress the votes in the 2008 election. They were to target the black votes. Chris said NO. That is why the Republican Party kicked him out after Obama won in 2008. So Gov. Scott of Fl, went along with suppressing the votes, creating long voting lines. His mission was to stop Obama from winning. That is a known fact spoke by Republicans. Suppress the votes.
It's a sad time in this USA, not being able to vote. We are back in the 1950/1960 when they could suppress voting. now they cannot. And to think our US Supreme Court may allow the Southern states to freely suppress votes again. We, the people, must stand up to our law makers and demand new Federal Laws be created. Our democracy depends on freedom to vote, but Republicans don't want us to be free. They want to control us in every aspect of our lives.
The serious issue is that Republicans are controlling more and more of the states. So our Federal Government must protect the people, because the states won't.
IF the yellow card was addressed to you personally and not to your 'household' - as the yellow cards at my house were addressed - you are correct. If you were trying to pass off a yellow card addressed to 'household' the poll workers were right to ask for further identification. AND they should have required you to vote provisionally if you refused to supply an additional proper id (utility bill in your name, auto insurance card in your name, etc). By the way, almost all yellow cards are addressed to 'household' if there is more than one voter at the address. Response?
The worker at my polling place when presented with my voter registration and the yellow card that was mailed to me asked me if I had an ID ID. Every single time I've voted since the passage of the voter ID law in AZ I've had to explain to a poll worker that my registration card and the post card meet the legal requirements of identification. Here's what's so galling about this. What I'm doing, presenting two forms of identification is actually much more secure than presenting a photo ID. Multi factor identification is inhherently more secure than single factor. Ever wonder why your ATM card pin is only 4 digits? Using that card is multi factor identification, you have to have the card and the pin. Why we even bother with the photo ID thing is beyond me anyhow. All voter fraud that occurs is with mail in and absentee ballots.
I live in Santa Cruz County and worked as a poll worker. Each precinct had several laminated instructions concerning the three levels of IDs required. The purpose is to ensure that a person who wants to vote is on the "roster" of voters for that precinct and has an ID that shows a residence in the precinct. Living in the precinct is critical because there are different ballots based on your address. For example, you can only vote for a Nogales City Council member if you live inside the city limits or for school board members if you live in that School District.
There are three lists for IDs, a fairly short "A list of picture IDs such as a driver's license, with your current address (sometimes they go to DMV and get a corrected one before the polls close). The "B" list is for those with a picture ID but one without your address (such as a military ID card or passport) so something else that shows your name and address (utility bill, etc.) will also be required. The "C" list is for IDs that show name and address without a picture, and two are required, such as a utility bill and your voter ID card (has no picture).
Yes, Randy, a picture ID is NOT required, as the rules are clear for the "C" list IDs. We have at least 25 copies of the kinds of IDs for A, B, and C lists, in English and Spanish, but almost all had the right kind(s) of ID. Those without, were provided conditional ballots (which require verification within 5 days, usually, of the election) or provisional ballots when the address was wrong on an ID, etc. ALL who wanted to vote, were allowed to vote. We never turn them away because anyone can use a provisional ballot; however, when one shows up at the wrong precinct, we send them to the proper one, so they can use the correct ballot for there current address.
From this poll workers view, understanding the A, B, and Cs of IDs is a part of our required training in Santa Cruz County for all poll workers. Again, we never turn voters away, everyone votes who lives in the precinct. And, I've been doing this since Arizona started requiring IDs, without any problems. Both training and understanding the law how poll workers will NOT disenfranchise voters.
Ms. Sinema is very, very likely a drunk. That's why she can tell such lies. Her brain is miswired so that it believes them. Who else do you know that has 12 guilty verdicts against them? Does not matter in the slightest what they are when you get to that many? Who else do you know who would lie about being a defense attorney? You cannot find one document on file that mentions this woman at the Maricopa County Superior Court (except of course as a defendant); every other defense attorney has dozens of records there. That's what they do, those defense attorneys. They file all sorts of documents at court. She will do absolutely unbelievable things. What defense attorney interested in ensuring the rights of the accused are respected takes money from the private prison industry? Kyrsten Sinema did just that.
Are you a professional planner who studies this for a living and do you keep up the nationwide trends? Just a question.
It is an experience beyond anything I have ever done, too amazing for words to describe
Awesome! I'm still a "newbie" in this world, but its shown me no matter how hard you fall its all about getting back up! Great story! Thank you!!
"Some rollergirls played sports in school, but many had never been on a team of any kind until derby."— That's me! Roller Derby has opened up an entirely new world to me…I am quite addicted. Nice story!
K'Mean Steak - B17CH
Very good article! Thanks!
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Nice story about some really great women!
Having been there, done that: it's encouraging learning about groups such as HOPE. God bless you all and thanks for the "crazy wisdom! "
Incredible story. Compassion is still alive in our society in small places, which is in ominous contrast to what our leaders are modeling for us. Thanks for a great article.
As with any politician, his first order of business is to get re-elected. Don't expect too much from anyone you elect, you'll be disappointed every time.
Yet another betrayal of the liberal base by a Democrat. Is anyone really surprised? The thing is that Democrats NEVER get any credit from the conservatives they are trying so hard to impress with these sell out positions. There is no upside to these stances. It only pisses off the base. However, pissing and moaning won't do any good. Register Green, vote Green.
On some positions, cowardice asks the question "Is it safe?"
Expediency asks the question "Is it politic?"
Vanity asks the question "Is it popular?"
But conscience asks the question "Is it right?"
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I heard about Barber's vote, I called his Washington office, but I was so upset I could not fully articulate how I felt. This piece says exactly what I was trying to say.
Wow "Progressives are so predictably whiny", way to default to ignorance with your "pampered flavor of the week minority student" comment. Way to discredit yourself. You disgust me and are a coward. -Evan Hutchison, Campaign Manager, Heinz for Congress
"Team Barber sending out trolls to do his dirty work" Sorry, Dougie. No affiliation with Barber here.
"...before you start trying to dis someone who is legit" You say "legit", I ask"Ever had a *real* job, Kraynal?"
"... I achieve it all with blood, sweat and tears" Missed the part where you had any *real world* experience ... other than being a pampered flavor-of-the-week-minority-student in an unemployable major.
@Cascabel - did you bother to *read* your comments before you posted them?
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