Let’s Let Everyone Vote

The beat goes on to undermine the integrity of the voting system in the United States.

A group of civil rights advocates, led by the American Civil Liberties Union, are seeking a permanent injunction blocking Georgia’s citizenship voter verification requirements, arguing in a federal court Monday that it targets and discriminates against minorities.

Monday’s hearing before a three-judge federal panel comes days after Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue named the state GOP’s general counsel as a special attorney general to sue the Justice Department to obtain approval of the contentious measure.

All this immigration business and hostility is brought on by liberal policies to begin with. Some states give drivers licenses to illegals, people get pissed off when you call them something other than undocumented workers, MSNBC runs bizarre headlines that Arizona has made it illegal to be an illegal alien, and by God don’t you dare ask someone if they actually are American citizens before they can vote — never mind that this is federal law.

How exactly do you comply with a federal law that only lets citizens vote if you cannot verify that someone is, in fact, a citizen?

22 comments

  1. Ludwig Von Beachbum says:

    King Rat Roy argued before the court against the voter ID law.

    Now he wants to be your Governor.

  2. ByteMe says:

    All this immigration business and hostility is brought on by liberal policies to begin with.

    He means his buddy Saxby who prevented the INS from enforcing the law when it affected his onion growing buddies who needed their crops picked.

        • Mozart says:

          Are you absolutely certain the AG’s office took the Voter ID case on, Byte? Because, just like Sonny did, I think any department can hire outside lawyers if they wish.

          • LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

            There’s been so many of these cases that I’ve lost track. This may have been the one that the AG did work on.

          • ByteMe says:

            Nope, not 100% sure who was the lead in defending the case. However, a 2006 article about the case going to the Georgia Supreme Court says:

            Russ Willard, a spokesman for the state attorney general’s office, said it would appeal “as quickly as possible.”

            So… it seems reasonable that the AG’s office has been the lead.

  3. I remember years ago (1996 to be exact) a member of the Gwinnett County Board of Elections told me he had received a phone call from someone who had gotten their voter registration card, thanks to Motor Voter, and was calling to ask how to become a U.S. citizen.

    So for those who say this never happens, here’s your example.

      • No, it did happen in 1996. The BOE member really did tell me this.

        It must happen more than that because the INA (Immigration and Naturalization Act) has deemed it necessary to add that if a non-citizen registers to vote, he or she is barred for life from obtaining a green card or citizenship.

        If it wasn’t a possible problem, why would the Congress be so concerned to make it something that would bar someone for life from obtaining permanent resident alien status and citizenship?

        • Lady Thinker says:

          You are right Jason, why pass a law where no problem exists?
          heroV is wrong.

          One way illegal aliens get driver’s licenses is by paying license examiners to give them one, therefore, it makes sense that if examiners are selling licenses, they are selling voter registration cards too.

          It is not the fault of the SoS office that these voting cards are given out, as the department is going by what an examiner files and has no way of knowing if the examiner is filing legitimate paperwork or voter cards sold to illegals. The below link is one of the recent arrests of state workers.

          http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/65471

          In 2009, a Georgia license examiner was arrested for selling driver’s licenses, which in turn generated voter ID cards, for $2000.

          http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/65471

    • benevolus says:

      Well if the SoS office is just sending cards out to whoever applies, then we’ve got bigger problems than I thought.

  4. BubbaRich says:

    Erick:

    You’re messed up. Even when I agree with you, you manage to say something really stupid.

    We should license illegals, it would give us a little more control over roads. I’m sorry if people are upsetting you by getting upset at you. Some of y’all should probably just relax. It’s technically not illegal in the US to be an illegal alien. Well, it’s a civil violation, not a crime.

    But I agree with you about voter identification. I’ve never been convinced that there is a substantive discrimination issue, but if the ACLU shows the numbers that there is an issue, then they must participate in crafting a nondiscriminatory solution.

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