Fulton County judge denies voter ID challenge

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ATLANTA - A Fulton County judge on Friday ruled that Georgia voters will have to present a photo ID when casting a ballot in November's general election.

The ruling by Superior Court Tom Campbell rejected an effort by the Democratic Party of Georgia to toss out the law on grounds that it disenfranchised voters.

It means that all in-person voters must present valid, government-issued photo identification to cast a ballot.

Secretary of State Karen Handel, a Republican, said she applauded the ruling. The Democratic Party, meanwhile, has vowed to appeal.

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JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 10/10/08 - 06:28 pm
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Yay! Now voting is just as

Yay! Now voting is just as important as renting a DVD!

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 10/10/08 - 07:37 pm
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What a common-sense ruling!

What a common-sense ruling!

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johnny1867 10/10/08 - 07:59 pm
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Are election officials

Are election officials trained to identify someone from a picture that may several years old, hav plastic surgery, or have grown facial hair, or some other way changed the way they look

wcr250
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wcr250 10/10/08 - 08:22 pm
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My God ,a judge using common

My God ,a judge using common sense and good judgement. What is this world coming to.

griesella
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griesella 10/10/08 - 09:21 pm
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johnny...You look into their

johnny...You look into their eyes..........!

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 10/10/08 - 09:28 pm
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johnny1867: It's simple. Like

johnny1867: It's simple. Like when you go to cash your welfare check. If you don't match the picture you are out of luck, so I suggest you get it updated!

workingmom
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workingmom 10/10/08 - 09:42 pm
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How in the world can asking

How in the world can asking for proof of identification be a bad thing? What right are they violating?? Almost everywhere you go someone asked for a valid ID anyway. This is no different. It can't be that hard to come by if schools, colleges, work places, hospitals, etc. all require their students and employees to have one.

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aaa 10/10/08 - 10:40 pm
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So does this mean that Obama

So does this mean that Obama might not win Georgia?

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 10/10/08 - 11:20 pm
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Democratic Party of , what a

Democratic Party of , what a pathetic waste of court time, they should have to pay for it! Only a crook, a moron, or a lazy [filtered word] would whine about ID. First they want the criminals to vote, another group gathers fraudulent votes and now this. How pathetic and desperate can you get???

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KSL 10/11/08 - 01:59 am
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You all have said it all.

You all have said it all. What is the problem with presenting a picture ID? Seems like there would be none unless you were up to trying to cheat in some way. Why is this issue constantly divided along party lines? That should tell everyone something.

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KSL 10/11/08 - 02:05 am
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I am a former social worker.

I am a former social worker. Are you going to tell me that your poor home bound loved one can not be taken somewhere to have a picture ID made? Do you not cart them to the doctor's office? I have never had a client who was home bound who didn't go to the doctor's office for their medical checkups. While they are out and about, get that ID if they don't already have it.

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Tujeez 10/11/08 - 02:51 am
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Look for Obama, appearing

Look for Obama, appearing soon at an Airport in GA. wink,wink. Since the vote train was Derailed by Georgia Judge doggone it! Mebbe he will send Sharpton or Jackson or Oprah to incite the "people".Watch for the fallout, Headline: Georgia Car Falls Off Track! Keep up the frantic work Squirrels. Dem nuts is da prize, don't take your eyes off da prize.

sevw626
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sevw626 10/11/08 - 03:03 am
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Obama has nothing to worry

Obama has nothing to worry about this election is over for McCain.lol

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