Wednesday, January 09, 2008
US Supreme Court will rule on voter ID
Well, this is one baby step for sheeplekind if the Supreme Court rules against this ridiculous law. It sure doesn't make any sense to require a drivers license or an official ID to be able to vote, but that was one of the things that Bu$hco was implementing to cast out votes in previous elections. I hope this will be a precedent toward some legal action on the use of voting machines. It looks to me that there was tampering with the vote in the New Hampshire primaries, but the MSM is going out of their way to explain why the polls were wrong. A bitter pill to swallow after seeing seven years of this country being manipulated, lied to, robbed, shamed, and misled by a cabal of corporate oriented Neocons
US Supreme Court to Rule on Voter Rights
By Andrew Baroch
09 January 2008
An American citizen's right to vote is enshrined in the Constitution, but there have been efforts to thwart that right. Until the Supreme Court declared poll taxes and literacy tests unconstitutional, they once prevented many people from voting, especially those who were poor or minority citizens.
Today the justices heard arguments about a state law that requires individuals to present a specific type of identification to be able to vote. VOA's Andrew Baroch reports, the case has nationwide repercussions, since the high court is expected to rule several months before the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
The United States Supreme Court takes up voter ID law
At issue is a law enacted three years ago by the Indiana legislature that many opponents consider restricts voters' rights. Under the law, a voter has to present a government-issued photo identification card at a polling place (such as a driver's license or a passport) to be eligible to cast a ballot. Without it, the voter is given a provisional ballot, which will not be counted unless he or she returns with acceptable proof of identity. Other states' polling places accept documents of identification like utility bills or voters' sworn affidavits. But nearly 30 state legislatures are considering statutes like Indiana's, so the Court's ruling on this case will have a nationwide impact.
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