Voter ID Law A “Non-Issue

Good to hear. But no doubt the ACLU will find some poor idiot who was denied a ballot.

It took about as much time for Audrena Dixon to vote during Tuesday’s special election as it did for her to back out of her precinct’s parking lot at Gilbert Lambert Chapel afterwards.

The Augustan checked in, cast her ballot for District 22 state senator, and was back outside within five minutes.

“I had no problems at all,


  1. rickday says:

    Go back to sleep folks, there is nothing to worry about…

    1.So things went peachy. I would assume as much. Now, what was the total voter turnout percentage? In other words, how many people did not vote? Do we have a trend yet to show any change in voter turnout? Guessing how many were discouraged because of the law would only be a guess. But you cannot say, “Look, it works great” until you look at how it impacts voter turnout, with a straight face.

    2. This is a ridiculous law. Can anyone name one instance where the law would have prevented fraud in the past? One cannot say, “Well, maybe it might happen so just in case, we will pass this law” and then proclaim how well it worked. Except Republicans, of course.

    3. This law results in the following truism, “You must be a part of the state data base or you forfeit your voting rights.” I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but some people just want some privacy to live their lives as citizens, doing things citizens do. Any photo ID is fine. But requiring a specific State issued card that expires and must be renewed only with great effort is elitism and liberal nanny statism. Who enjoys the required chore spending the time going to get their DL renewed (IDs can not be done by mail), raise their hands?

    4. Until there is an easier way (such as Kroger, banks, etc) where one can obtain a state issued ID card, this thing stinks like everything else the party of Small Gummit crams down our collective throats. When in doubt, lets increase voter participitation because in the end, we the people have final say over all these crooks. Only the crooked would want to protect themselves from voters. What other motive can there be in today’s paradigm? To stop this ‘massive’ voter fraud ‘potential’?

    5.Unlike most of you who post, I work polls. I have seen what happens when someone does not have his or her proper ID or perhaps make a mistake on touching the voter screen (One elderly woman cried because she voted for the wrong “John” in the Democratic Presidential Primary). When people take the time to vote, only to be turned away on a technicality, especially if they are known by face and name in a small community, they are not happy.

    6. I predict this will come around and bite the Republicans because they still rely on keeping the elderly voter base scared about, oh, drugs, crime, terrorism. Elderly are easily manipulated, but they are no fools. Let the Republicans pass one more law that puts hardship on the AARP crowd and watch them turn back the clock to 1960 and race to vote for anyone but a Republican.

    7. Oh please, Mister Partisan. Democrats were not the only ones upset. Who asked for this bill? Who dreamed it up? Why was this suddenly a really important issue, now that they have a Republican in the Gold Dome? I do not know of one independent/3rd party supporter that thought this was good law. Hell I can’t find anyone, outside whose who benefit, who thinks this is a good thing.

    8. Those who tut tut this I ask, “what did Katrina show about WHO had driving privileges and who did not, in NOLA? Who had the means to leave and who was forced to stay? What percentage of those who stayed had no car or driving privilege? What age and color of people did the new show as being left behind? The black community and the elderly; the very same segment of society that is potentially negatively impacted by this law.

    Thanks for letting me provid an independent point of view.

  2. Erick says:

    Are you seriously going to try to make a case that turnout in a special tax election was low because of the Voter ID bill? Not likely. Such elections always have minuscule turn out.

    There will be no backlash on the GOP from this bill. It is widely popular and the overwhelming majority of voters are already in compliance.

    And besides, those that aren’t in compliance can’t vote anyway (kidding. Relax).

  3. Romegaguy says:

    Any comments on the story ran on Judy Manning forgetting to bring her mother’s id with her when she voted in the Cobb sales tax increase ?

  4. GAWire says:

    Erick is correct – turnout was low b/c turnout is ALWAYS low, especially in a special election, run-off, primary, etc. Full stop. End of story.

    On another note . . .

    The ACLU find a poor idiot to represent their cause? No, never – not the ACLU.

  5. Ben King says:

    An excellent point about the nature of a special election and traditional low turnouts. Now apply that logic to the argument that this election proves the law is not a problem.

    This was a special election in a race which there was no partisan competition (it is a primary after all). How in the world does one person interviewed in an article prove that this law will not be affect voter turnout in competitive races??

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