Ga. Democrats appeal voter ID ruling

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ATLANTA - Georgia Democrats are asking the state's top court to block Georgia's voter ID law.

The Democratic Party of Georgia is appealing a Fulton County judge's ruling last week that upheld the law, which requires voters to present government-issued photo identification to cast a ballot.

Democrats contend that the law disenfranchises voters and asked the Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday for an immediate hearing.

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a Republican, said more than 580,000 voters have already cast their ballots. She said "Democrats would rather create chaos in our election process" than prevent voter fraud.

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aaa 10/16/08 - 07:01 pm
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The Democrats are right -

The Democrats are right - this evil law disenfranchises voters. Such as: Illegal immigrants, convicted felons serving time in jail, rich liberals who maintain two homes - one in The Hamptons or Hilton Head and the other in Augusta - i.e., two places to vote, not to mention al of those ACORN registered voters who vote 12 times.

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Rose 10/16/08 - 08:47 pm
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I have no problem with

I have no problem with showing picture ID to vote, and I am a democrat.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 10/16/08 - 09:01 pm
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Rose: You said you have

Rose: You said you have already voted, so this doesn't involve you!

pointstoponder
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pointstoponder 10/16/08 - 09:46 pm
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Will someone please tell me

Will someone please tell me exactly who this disenfranchises? They will issue the ID at no cost.

a different drum
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a different drum 10/16/08 - 11:11 pm
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I don't see what the problem

I don't see what the problem with showing ID is either. There needs to be someway to insure people don't vote more than once. If a person does not have some form of ID they probably have no business voting in the first place. I say -- if they don't have ID let them vote, but cast their ballots in the trash.

As It Is
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As It Is 10/17/08 - 02:43 am
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This is ridiculous. It isn't

This is ridiculous. It isn't about being a democrat, republican or independent. This is a simple way to assist in stopping some voter fraud, which needs to be stopped every way possible no matter who they are voting for. It is amazing that you must show and ID to purchase cigarettes and no one complains it is violating their rights. You must show an ID to enter most nightclubs, purchase alcohol or even drive a car and yet again, no one believes their rights are being violated. But, God forbid you are required to show and ID to verify who you are in order to cast your vote in and American ellection and some idiots think this disenfranchises individuals. Well, anyone with 1/2 brain knows that the entire public is disenfranchised every time a double vote or illegal vote is cast and voter fraud must be stopped as much as possible. Showing a government issued ID (which anyone can obtain very inexpensively) and must have to do just about anything in our world is a good start and stopping vorter fraud and should be supported by democrats and republicans alike.

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KSL 10/17/08 - 02:44 am
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Why aren't the Republicans

Why aren't the Republicans fussing about voter ID? Republicans can be old or poor or whatever as well as Democrats can't they? Or do Democrats have a lock on that?

KSL
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KSL 10/17/08 - 02:46 am
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As It Is, you said it best.

As It Is, you said it best.

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steve-o 10/17/08 - 11:38 am
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The democrats hate voter ID

The democrats hate voter ID laws because the laws are aimed at curbing voter fraud. DemocRATS have a vested intrest in making it easy to commit fraud in their precencts.

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