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I find it very unusual that in order to get a free turkey from the James Brown family, people must present a picture ID and proof of residence.

In order to vote in elections, only a picture ID is required, yet there is much controversy about that requirement. As both the turkey and the voting are free, should presenting a picture identification be so difficult to vote?

Jeania Howard

Evans

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Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 11/02/13 - 06:40 am
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At last check, getting a

At last check, getting a turkey wasn't a Constitutional right.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/02/13 - 07:09 am
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Bodhisattva

And requiring someone to provide proof of identification is violating their right to vote? How so? Constitutional Rights are afforded to CITIZENS of this Country; how are we to even know if they are legal citizens, without ID?

Especially when many States have decide to provide that ID to the poor, for FREE!! You're going to tell me, in the course of an entire year, a person can't find ONE DAY to go get a free ID card?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/02/13 - 07:16 am
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Everyone has an ID card of somesort. That is a fact. It is the
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"permanent residence" issue with voting. Where does you stay? As in what is your voting precinct?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/02/13 - 07:18 am
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Residence. Where you stays is the issue. Voting Precinct?
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Voting list? Transient population?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/02/13 - 07:18 am
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More chaos and anarchy. Everyone votes as many times as you wish
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More chaos and anarchy. Everyone votes as many times as you wish

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/02/13 - 07:19 am
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Its not who votes, but who counts the votes--Josef Stalin
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Its not who votes, but who counts the votes--Josef Stalin

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/02/13 - 07:20 am
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Voting rights mean nothing because the act of voting means ZERO
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Voting rights mean nothing because the act of voting means ZERO

agustinian
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agustinian 11/02/13 - 08:09 am
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Constitutional Right

Try to exercise your 2nd Amendment Right without an ID and a whole lot more info.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 11/02/13 - 08:17 am
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The Last I Remember, agustinian,

the 2nd amendment Right WAS a Constitutional Right!

I think that shot Bod's comment in the foot!!

dsterling9
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dsterling9 11/02/13 - 08:40 am
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ID Required

I am tired of all the fuss about having to provide a picture ID to vote especially since there are so many other activities requiring the same. In today's world I fail to see how one can accomplish anything without proper identification.

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deestafford 11/02/13 - 09:00 am
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Yesterday I was given some hope of consistency when I

read Jesse Jackson was coming to Georgia to protest I thought to myself, "Ol' Jesse if finally getting consistent in his protests. He's coming to protest the state approved picture ID requirement to get a hand out turkey." But no he's coming to protest the stand-your-ground law which allows people to protect life and property.

Bod, there is no Constitutional right to vote. Check out Gore v. Bush for he SCOTUS and it confirms that. As a matter of fact, Jesse Jr (Who is now getting three hots and a cot legally from the government) tried to introduce legislation to make voting a constitutional right. Never got it through though...guess he was too busy illegally buying stuff with his campaign "donations".

teaparty
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teaparty 11/02/13 - 10:22 am
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If a photo ID us required
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If a photo ID is required all the dead people will not be able to vote for the democrats. One guy from Chicago said his dad never voted fora democrat while he was alive but has vote for them 3 times since he died.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/02/13 - 10:26 am
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Bod..."At last check, getting

Bod..."At last check, getting a turkey wasn't a Constitutional right."

It is only a Constitutional right for citizens......and ONLY a Constitutional right to vote ONCE. This implies a Constitutional responsibility to prove BOTH and Constitutional accountability to the American people to ensure that their elections are fair and legal.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/02/13 - 11:43 am
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All the people progressives

All the people progressives are concerned maybe "disenfranchised" have to fill out more information to receive their expanded free ACA Medicaid, and even those who qualify for subsidies with incomes between 34-92K have to fill out more information too. Seems ridiculous not to assure our voting process but be very invasive in regard to health care.

faithson
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faithson 11/02/13 - 11:54 am
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why the change...

the change in the law is attributed to a non sequiter, voter fraud. There is NO voter fraud in America, period. Please all you 'fact checkers' google voter fraud and see how much really exists. The only reason to change the law was to make it harder to vote, period. .

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/02/13 - 12:00 pm
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The website disaster just

The website disaster just demonstrates the fed. govt inability to handle the job. The greater problem is a huge population will now be wards of the state receiving free health care, food subsidies, etc. that long term is untenable. The ACA is raising the cost of insurance because of all the new mandated services and expensive pre-existing conditions-that's to be expected. Subsidies are suppose to offset this cost-but it doesn't and it will hit the middle class with big new expense in their budgets(they wealthy can afford the cost). The young are suppose to foot the bill of the aged but they aren't signing up yet. Because the govt foots the bill of Medicaid everyone who works will pay higher taxes. We know millions with private insurance this year have been dropped, and around 100 million next year of employer-based insurance will be given notices of changes to their insurance as it becomes ACA compliant. The ruse it that it is a good deal because the rich will pay the higher cost, and everyone else will receive a subsidy so they'll have better insurance for less. But the subsidies are only for those less than 94K and middle class incomes run 123-45K so some middle class pay full cost and even those making 35K would pay $600/year. At 45K you pay half the cost of the insurance, and 75K you pay most of the cost. Because the govt is funding the subsidy we don't know if it will last or be diminished. There is no evidence that bundling payments is a good approach and it may make things worse. The middle class will really be footing the bill for the poor and this law will just increase the wealth disparity.

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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:04 pm
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So Bod....I assume you
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So Bod....I assume you support banning the requirement to show ID to purchase a firearm....or are you a hypocrite when it comes to that? Which is it?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:08 pm
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"There is NO voter fraud in
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"There is NO voter fraud in America, period. "

Faithson....this statement is 100% not true! Unfounded statements violate the terms of posting on this site. Please cease and desist.

If there is no voter fraud PERIOD, then what was this woman convicted of?
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/05/30/poll-worker-who-voted-for-obama-m...

Your statement is akin to the President when he said "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it......Period!" Both statements are complete fabrications that are contrary to the truth.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:09 pm
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Not to mention......those who
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Not to mention......those who vote illegally.....and get away with it....are not likely to be mentioned in any statistics......BECAUSE they got away with it..

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:09 pm
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" The only reason to change
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" The only reason to change the law was to make it harder to vote, period. "

True....if you are dead or not eligible to vote.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:13 pm
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Faithson....I took your
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Faithson....I took your advice and googled voter fraud.....and I found far more than zero as you claimed.

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=evidence+of+voter+fraud

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/02/13 - 12:14 pm
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The Ohio Secretary of State

The Ohio Secretary of State disagrees there is no voter fraud too: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/mediaCenter/2013/2013-05-23.aspx

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/02/13 - 12:21 pm
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Besides it doesn't matter if

Besides it doesn't matter if there had not been a single case of voter fraud-it is no reason not to make sure that it won't happen. We want to make the voting system more unto date and modern, efficient, and accurate. Modernizing it with technology can make it more receptive to fraud so we need to take greater care. The Supreme Court has ruled voter ID's are legal and this is the law-just like the Obamacare mantra it is the law and the SCOTUS has approved. Get over it.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:24 pm
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There weren't any cases of
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There weren't any cases of drive by bayoneti attacks in the 90's but it didn't stop Democrats from banning them.

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faithson 11/02/13 - 12:26 pm
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yadda, yadda, yadda

you'all make my case for me... voter fraud is almost non-existent. I did overstate when I suggested 100%. Overstate, hummmmmm, sounds like a lot of those who are posting here.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/02/13 - 12:26 pm
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Humble you are correct

Humble you are correct progressives make a big deal about not making any requirements for voting-its in the constitution as a right, yet are inconsistent because they don't when it come to the right to arms-its in the constitution as a right too. What a bunch of inconsistent hypocrites.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:27 pm
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Here's your challenge,
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Here's your challenge, faithson....since you claim there is no voter fraud period (which I have proven to be not correct) how about you give us the rampant cases of people unable to vote because they couldn't get an ID.

faithson
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faithson 11/02/13 - 12:28 pm
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it doesn't matter if there had not been a single case

say what ? implementing laws, JUST IN CASE !

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:28 pm
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"you'all make my case for
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"you'all make my case for me... voter fraud is almost non-existent. "

Back pedal number one from "there is NO voter fraud PERIOD."

Care to back up some more?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/02/13 - 12:29 pm
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"say what ? implementing
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"say what ? implementing laws, JUST IN CASE !"

So, faithson....you didn't support the "assault weapons" ban? Would you like a list of the multitude of laws that are passed "just in case?"

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