Several states, including Pennsylvania, are finding their voter ID Required to Vote Law being challenged by the Justice Dept. and/or the ACLU. Now for what reason could the liberals not want Voter ID? To begin with, most of the people they say it will hurt are already voting by absentee ballot by mail.
The liberals trotted out their usual poster child, a 93 year old woman (black, of course), Viviette Applewhite (a former Civil Rights marcher), who claimed her birth certificate and Social Security Card are missing since her purse was stolen years ago. (She finally received a birth certificate after this lawsuit was filed). But Applewhite stated to get a photo ID she now needs a Social Security card (untrue), so she needs to make a trip in her wheelchair to a Social Security office. I wondered where she actually votes, and how she gets there in her wheelchair. The ACLU claims we are finding this law disproportionately affects the elderly who no longer drive and have mobility problems. Again, absentee ballots are what most use now.
You have to use a photo ID to do most anything nowadays. To cash a check at the bank, to draw out funds, to get a passport, for most medical offices and use of insurance, for prescriptions, to use a credit card, to write a check, to sign up for social security or Medicare, to get on a ship, to get on a plane, to go to any other country, to show a police officer, to sign a deed to buy a house, to get anything notarized and on and on. So why is it suddenly so difficult to obtain one if it is for the elections, and do they already have one? Even Mexico now requires a valid picture ID and a thumb print for Mexicans to vote.
As of now, only 13 states require Voter ID. Several others await Dept of Justice approval (from Eric Holder?). The Dept. of Justice has halted the Texas Voter ID law (for now). The ACRU, American Civil Rights Union–(pro answer to ACLU) attorneys are taking steps to petition to stop election fraud called the 2012 Ballot Security and Election Fraud Prevention Project. They have filed a legal Amicus Curiae brief in the Supreme Court in defense of Indiana’s right to require a photo ID vote to ensure honest elections, and are working to get Voter ID laws passed in every state. Now why would the liberal democrats ferociously fight these states making these laws? According to the ACRU, when there is a run-off or recount in close elections, it is sure strange that it almost always gains votes for the liberals, such as Al Franken in Minnesota. Suddenly, votes came out of the thin air. At least 341 convicted felons had voted illegally, and Franken only won by 312 votes. Strange! Obamacare passed by only one vote in the Senate. Al Franken cast the deciding vote. If this election had not been stolen we might not even had had Obamacare.
I work as an inspector at the polling places for elections, and many people come in and hand us their ID card, and are surprised it is not required so far in California. At the polls we have to put together the electronic voting machine required by Federal law for the handicapped, but no one ever uses it. In fact, nowadays, no one ever comes in that is disabled or unable to vote normally– apparently, they vote by absentee ballot.
Recently, I heard attorney Catherine Baker speak, who challenges elections and votes. She said a common practice at the polls was to check the list required to be posted of those who have voted, then toward the end of the day they look at the list, go in and say they are one of those people who have not voted, and then vote for them. She also observes and challenges absentee ballot signatures when they are being counted by the counties, and find many are passed when may not be close enough to identify that original signature when registered.
The liberals and the Obama Administration actually plan, reportedly, to use voter fraud (as Obama and the left benefit from voter fraud) in order to win this next election in November –one way or another. They want illegal aliens to vote, they want convicted felons to vote. They want the dead to vote. They want fictitious people to vote. They encourage people to vote many times in an election by going from precinct to precinct. The ACRU is fighting the Obama Justice Dept. to protect the constitutional right of states to require a valid Photo ID and the constitutional right to not have your vote cancelled out by a fraudulent voter–even a fictitious voter.
Contact the ACRU at 1-877-730-2278 to get a copy of the legal brief.