No Legit Arguments

Overwhelming majorities of Americans favor voter ID laws -- but that won't stop frantic liberals from trying to derail a wave of new legislation in 30 states.

Most arguments, even the sides I oppose, have legitimate points of disagreements.

But arguments opposing voter ID laws are not among them. Even the liberals on the US Supreme Court voted in 2008 to uphold Indiana’s voter ID law, still considered the most restrictive in the country.

Now that some 30 states have enacted voter ID laws of some type, panicked liberals are grasping and throwing every race card they can find in a frantic attempt to stop the tide. They know that voter fraud has been a critical tool to keeping their pols in office.

(According to John Fund, author of the bestseller “Stealing Elections,” 10 percent of the votes “cast” in Chicago during the 1960 presidential election belonged to non-existent or dead people. The late-arriving votes from the Windy City that year were critical to John F. Kennedy defeating Richard Nixon.)

Voter ID laws resonate with the public because Joe Six Pack understands that he needs an ID card for everything – ranging from renting videos and cashing checks to buying cold medicine.

Majorities of blacks and Hispanics, whose voters are most often victimized most through voter fraud, also support voter ID laws.

Even mainstream Democrats support voter ID laws. It's just the liberals who don't.

Liberal attempts to fight voter ID laws are so laughable on their face that a recent speech by Attorney General Eric Holder required a photo ID for entry to listen to his speech attacking voter ID laws as racist.

You can’t make this stuff up.

In 2010, I attended training from American Majority, a grass-roots group which trains conservatives on political reality. The trainer said, because of voter fraud, that Republican candidates often must capture 52 percent of the vote to win a race. That two percent margin is often the difference between victory and defeat.

The good news is that several grass-root and non-partisan groups have emerged throughout the country in recent years. In California, we have the Election Integrity Project, which is fighting the good fight despite election laws biased in favor of Democrats.

I really enjoy watching liberals opposing voter ID laws. They do everything they can to find a few doofuses who actually try to exist in the USA without an ID. (Fund’s book is a fun read because he details court records of such people, who, once learning that they could get an official ID for free, said they would have got one if they had known.)

Thirty states can’t be wrong – but that doesn’t stop liberals from defying common sense in a desperate attempt to preserve their political base.

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Socrates July 27, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Thinkprogressive.org/election/2012/07/16/511807/tea-party-car-leases/-- these guys needed sweet rides to go hear Mike Turzai Pennsylvania's Republican House leader say "Voter Id, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennyslvania-done!" Done? Guess even if more voters show up with valid ID and try to vote Obama there is a back up plan, right?
little g July 27, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Really? Are you intentionally using a gang moniker from south Berdoo here on the Patch, or are u really just that naive?
Ben July 27, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Anyone who thinks they are being discriminated at the polls, or have any complaint about their voting rights, contact the voting section at Voting.Section@usdoj.gov and file away. everyone in Texas and South Carolina cannot have the new laws enforced upon them cause those two states did not follow the law and get the pre clearance necessary under the Voting Rights Act. there is an accounting under way to keep track of the actual numbers of voter fraud numbers vs the number of eligible voters that end up getting booted off voter lists. If the loss of eligible voters are more than cases of real fraud, then this whole thing is going to start some serious backfire. some of those forms of ID are a pain to get for even regular people with cars. even my folks only came up with copies of my birth certificate when I checked, so going out to get a certified one and paying for it is just one step, but then from what I see there is like two or three more steps in some states. I bet every single one of those for ID have a car and a house and no money worries to collect this info. try taking those three things away and see why some of this photo ID thing stinks like an obstacle course. but wackos can buy all the guns and ammo to shoot up kids, and you guys call that freedom.
Chris Carter July 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Sorry to take so long to respond @ B.C. Once again, I believe my links are more viable than any others provided here. www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/094615p.pdf pg 40-"The Supreme Court has also noted the rarity of in-person voter fraud. Pg 41- "only a fraction of alleged fraudulent activity was related to in-person voter fraud", "the majority of those accused by both parties of wrongdoing were elected officials and political operatives." That is how I answer your question. Photo ID will do nothing about the majority of voter fraud, and it is that majority that really sways elections. When I see the Republican Party, Judicial Watch, and the Tea Parties doing something concrete about that kind of fraud, then you will have my respect.
Blaze Bright July 30, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I think you forgot ALEC in your list. Add that in and ask how the heck did this project ever get a grassroots label on it?


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