Ga. groups seek to end new voter checks

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ATLANTA - Voting rights groups are trying to stop Georgia elections officials from screening new voters by asking them to prove their identities and citizenship.

Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stanley Birch has asked the voting groups, the state and the federal government to hammer out a compromise during a long lunch break.

The groups asked a three-judge federal panel Wednesday to stop Secretary of State Karen Handel from matching new voter applications with driver's license and Social Security data.

It comes days after a federal judge rejected their claims.

District Judge Jack Camp said he worried that halting the screenings could lead to "significant voter confusion" before the November 4 election. But he noted the groups still had the option to appeal to the three-judge panel.

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aaa 10/22/08 - 01:42 pm
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But how can Obama win if we

But how can Obama win if we ask people to prove that they are who they claim to be? This is not fair. People are being disenfranchised from their right to vote 10 times for Obama.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 10/22/08 - 02:14 pm
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Exactly. EVERYONE needs to

Exactly. EVERYONE needs to prove who they are before they vote. A fraudulent vote disenfranchises MY vote.

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crackerjack 10/22/08 - 02:34 pm
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Wait a minute, I had 23 dead

Wait a minute, I had 23 dead people signed up to vote for Obama. ACORN has already made up the false I.D.

What will we do now?

JesusIsComing
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JesusIsComing 10/22/08 - 02:58 pm
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While they are at it, see if

While they are at it, see if the panel could also rule that Hollywood Video's need to see my driver's license is also illegal!

God save America
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God save America 10/22/08 - 04:13 pm
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do we want to change our Flag

do we want to change our Flag and the National Anthem i hope not. do you think that taking money away from you to give to sombody else is right ? sharing the wealth is taking money from people that work and make their money. some people will stop working if they know they will get a check from obama . if people on welfair get a check then we can stop welfair. the countrys that deal in terrorism will want obama as president because they know he will be a easy mark . obama wants to take money from the military , so we will be a easy country to attack. i hope you don't want a socialism goverment so vote McCain and Palin.

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As It Is 10/23/08 - 12:29 am
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Everyone: Black, White,

Everyone: Black, White, Brown, Male, Female, etc. should have to prove who they are, where they live and their age before they are added to approved voter registration roles. Then, when they go to vote, they should have to prove who they are. Names and SSN should be checked against all other voters to ensure no double votes are counted or attempted. What American would be against this basic and simple policy? Furthermore, we know the presedential election takes place every 4 years so getting registered at the last second and not having the proper paperwork is your own fault no matter who you plan to vote for or what party you represent.

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