Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Judge Callahan's Voter ID Decision

I voiced my disapproval of the Missouri Voter ID law, and of Governor Blunt's disgusting refusal to fund efforts to provide the poor and disabled with the required identificaiton. Now, as a public service, I'm happy to provide a link to a pdf of Judge Callahan's decision overturning the law.

It's a good, clear, well-written and well-reasoned decision. I am confident that the Missouri Supreme Court will affirm it.


Blogger Mike's America said...

It amazes me how openly you folks parade your desire for vote fraud.

Sure, you try and cover it up with some nonsense about how difficult it is for the poor or some other victim group to get an ID...

But apparently, those folks have ID already when they cash their welfare checks.

Your attempt to defraud voters is transparent.

9/20/2006 1:29 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Mike -

I suspect you're just trying to demonstrate your ability to be inflammatory, but the hundreds of thousands of people disenfranchised by the Republican Voter Elimination Law are those who the state knows do not have identification of the type required for voting. Yes, many poor and elderly people do happen to have valid identification, but not all of them.

9/20/2006 6:30 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

he bill would require everyone to present a photo ID before voting in federal elections by 2008. By 2010 voters would have to have photo IDs that certified they were citizens. In response to criticism that this would be a burden for the poor, the bill stipulates that states must provide the identification cards free of charge to those who can't afford them.

The above is a quote from USA today. How can anyone object to this? Free of charge to anyone who can't afford them.

Well, the bill passed and now goes to the Senate and I hope it passes.

9/25/2006 9:09 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Part of the above was cut off when I pasted. This is a federal bill, recently passed by the House.

9/25/2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Travelingal. It's unconstitutional, and a lie. The "free" ids require documentation which is not free. It's like if I say I'll give you a certificate that says you have good taste in art, but only upon you furnishing me proof that you own an original Monet.

The Republicans are truly lying about what they are attempting here. they're acting like disenfranchisement is a side effect of their efforts to protect the integrity of the elections, but their solution does not fix the elections, but it does disenfranchise millions of democrats.

9/25/2006 9:25 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Well, nothing in this world is free, absolutely nothing. Simply getting to the polls requires transportation costs. Walking out the door requires you have clothes on your back. Most civilized countries require standard identification for voting. it's about time this country does.

9/26/2006 7:34 AM  

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