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    Senior Member Paige's Avatar
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    Supreme Court to Hear Voter ID Case

    Why is this going to the supreme court? That does not make sense. This should be a law regardless.

    Supreme Court to Hear Voter ID Case

    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer

    Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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    (09-25) 07:47 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --

    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether voter identification laws unfairly deter the poor and minorities from voting, stepping into a contentious partisan issue in advance of the 2008 elections.

    The justices will hear arguments early next year in a challenge to an Indiana law that requires voters to present photo ID before casting their ballots. The state has defended the law as a way to combat voter fraud.

    The state Democratic party and civil rights groups complained that the law unfairly targets poor and minority voters, without any evidence that in-person voter fraud exists in Indiana. The party argued that those voters tend to be Democrats.

    Courts have upheld voter ID laws in Arizona and Michigan, but struck down Missouri's. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed a challenge to Georgia's voter identification law, saying the statute does not impose a significant burden on the right to vote.

    Election law experts had urged the court to take the Indiana case to instruct courts on how to weigh claims of voter fraud versus those of disenfranchisement. "The court better resolve this question before ballots start getting counted next fall," said Stanford University law professor Pamela Karlan.

    The court is expected to issue a decision by late June, in time for the November general election.

    The Indiana law enacted in 2005 was upheld by a federal judge and by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Before the law's passage, an Indiana voter had only to sign a poll book at the polling place, where a photo copy of the voter's signature was kept on file for comparison.

    "The purpose of the Indiana law is to reduce voting fraud, and voting fraud impairs the right of legitimate voters to vote by diluting their votes," Judge Richard Posner said in his majority opinion.

    But in a dissent, Judge Terence Evans said, "Let's not beat around the bush. The Indiana voter photo ID law is a not-too-thinly veiled attempt to discourage election-day turnout by folks believed to skew Democratic."

    The voter ID challenge was among 17 new cases accepted by the court in advance of the start of its new term on Monday.

    The cases are Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 07-21, and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita, 07-25.
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    The left will do anything to perserve voter fraud. Why was it that they could not produce ONE person in the Ga. case that couldn't get a photo ID. If this is such a problem, why don't they prove it. Poor and minorities have photo IDs just like everybody else. I assume they have cashed a check, bought alcohol, and at somepoint HAD to produce a photo ID in order to get benefits or services. This is the most obvious attempt of the left to assure that can continue the voting of dead people, as happened here in TN. A Dem. candidate had several hundred votes by dead people and it is highly suspect that the family owned a funeral home.

    Why hasn't somebody shot this down and ended the argument by producing people that don't have or can't get photo ID's???? They don't exist, that's why!!!

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    Especially since I read that La Raza is telling illegals to register to vote
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    This one Law that Indiana passed, and put before the voters in 2004 made me PROUD to be from this state for once. I was happy to vote for that measure so that illegals could NOT vote in MY election. I hope the supreme court stays this decision and puts to rest so that other states can follow my states lead and enact Voter ID laws.

    This state even stated that it would hand out ID's at the BMV for FREE all you had to do was prove who you said you were, I.E. Social slavery number, and birth certificate. How is that hindering the poor when the ID will be FREELY given???
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    this is just screaming Voter Fraud
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