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    NAACP, unions plan nationwide protests on voter ID laws

    NAACP, unions plan nationwide protests on voter ID laws



    By Samantha Gross November 9, 2011 6:42 am

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NAACP is joining with minority and labor groups for a series of protests around the country meant to move discussion of voter-identification laws out of policy circles and onto street corners, the organization's president said Tuesday.

    Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on the steps of New York City Hall with the Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and community and labor leaders to announce plans for nationwide protests on Dec. 10 and across the South in the following weeks, decrying what they described as a nationwide voter-suppression effort.

    The rallies are "intended to get this conversation out of the thought-leader class and down to the street corners, so folks understand that their rights are being attacked," Jealous said, adding that the NAACP had already raised millions of dollars to support its campaign. He said his group has been urging the Department of Justice, which is considering the legality of proposed policies in Texas and South Carolina, to block the laws.

    "This is the greatest assault on voting rights, happening right now, that we have seen since the dawn of Jim Crow," he said.

    Kansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin are among the states that passed voter-identification measures this year. Civil-rights advocates have argued the laws target low-income and minority voters by requiring specific types of photo ID to cast ballots, by reducing the number of early voting days and by instituting tougher laws on collecting registrations.

    They say that blacks, Hispanics, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the poor are less likely to have the required photo IDs. And they argue others could be disenfranchised, such as voters who don't bring ID with them, students whose school IDs are deemed unacceptable, and women whose drivers' licenses do not reflect their married names or new addresses.

    Supporters of the laws say that they are necessary to eliminate voter fraud, no matter how rare it is. And some argue that without ID checks at the polls, there's no way to track exactly how many people may be casting illegal votes.

    "I'm not sure how much fraud they think is acceptable," said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank. "The U.S. has a long history of voter fraud, and it could make the difference in a close election."

    Tuesday's announcement came on a day that voters in Mississippi were deciding whether to require government-issued identification at the polls. Voters in Maine were considering whether to repeal a law that eliminated same-day voter registration. Last week, Democrats in the U.S. House asked secretaries of state in all 50 states to oppose voter-identification laws.

    The United Federation of Teachers, the health care workers' union 1199SEIU, National Council of La Raza and the Asian-American Legal Defense Fund were among the groups represented at Tuesday's news conference. George Gresham, the president of 1199SEIU, said that his organization would bus 10,000 of its members from around the state and the mid-Atlantic region to participate in the Dec. 10 protests.

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    WE are not going to Allow ILLEGAL ALIENS TO VOTE

    No Matter What you think .. it aint going to happen

    you pulled a Slick one in the last election... we will start putting people in Prison for Subversion of this country
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    I dont understand the argument,that it is some sort of hardship for voters to show their ID in order to vote. You have to have Id for every other aspect of your life!There is only one reason they would oppose that! And that is voter fraud!

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    Their fear of voter ID tells us everything we need to know. They stole a lot of the elections with illegal alien voters in the western states in 2010!

    Now, they want to really take over using illegal immigrant voters and these voter ID laws stand in the way of their agenda.

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    I voted for one local politician,because he wanted to require ID at the polls,unfortunately he was defeated. That is their plan,there is no other reason that makes sense, every citizen (even grandma)has to have ID to handle day-to day business.

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    Mississippi general election on Nov 7, 2011 just approved Voter ID for the state. Over 70% of the voters voted for it.

    Presumed difficulty in getting a photo ID is the only argument those who want to stuff the ballot box with fraudulent votes can muster against the initiative. There was a note on the Mississippi ballot advising voters of the additional cost of providing photo IDs . In Mississippi, before this election, if you needed a photo ID for something, the state would provide one, but charged a small fee for it. That fee now has to be waived (too similar to a poll tax I guess). Loss of that revenue did not deter most of us from voting for the Voter ID requirement. Potential savings from assured honest elections will more than make up for it.
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