Skip to comments.House Leader Opposes Voter ID Laws in All 50 States
Posted on 11/05/2011 3:43:12 PM PDT by John Semmens
House Minority Whip Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md) sent letters to the secretaries of state in all 50 states asking them to take action against any and all attempts to limit the right to vote by requiring those wishing to cast ballots to show identification.
Its supposed to be a secret ballot, but how can it be if voters must reveal their identities? Hoyer wrote. Voters may have good reasons for not wanting to disclose personal information about themselves. Creditors might link names and addresses and harass these people with demands for debts to be paid. Police could use such information to serve outstanding warrants.
Besides, a system that confines voting to only those registered is fatally flawed, Hoyers letter continued. Is a person any less of a person because he is unable or unwilling to register to vote? Arent all men created equal? Shouldnt all men have the right to vote?
Hoyer urged the secretaries of state to use a simplified protocol. Anyone who takes the trouble to walk into a polling booth ought to be given a ballot, Hoyer suggested. The process would be more efficient. People wouldnt be delayed by needless reference to registration lists. They could just vote and move on.
The risk that unscrupulous persons might defraud Hoyers proposed system by voting multiple times was deemed inconsequentially small by Hoyer. The chances of any single vote determining the outcome is tiny, Hoyer pointed out. From a logical perspective, it doesnt make sense to vote even once, much less repeatedly. In my opinion, the fear of multiple votes from a single person is way overblown.
The House Democrat admitted that it was unlikely that many states would formally adopt his recommended approach. The important thing was to get this idea out there, Hoyer maintained. Even if my suggestions only inspire an irregular tendency to occasionally overlook a rigorous adherence to ID rules it will still be a step toward a fairer and more universal franchise for all who live in this country.
In related news, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) says she is confident that Democrats will regain the majority in the November 2012 election because Democrats have raised more money than GOP candidates. Money is the lifes blood of politics. Now that President Obama has cut loose from Congress he can ensure that those who back us will recoup their donations via federal contracts and awards. The GOP cant match that.
Thanks for all you do to advance sanity.
You all need to remember that the illegals and the dead do not carry I.D. So gibe Hoyer and the Demo-rats a break okay?
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You know your Democrats well John. Another good one.
We’re on to the dead vote so they have to work harder.
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John gives us satire, followed closely by reality...Voting without photo ID pushed for all 50 states is the title of a WND article posted a few minutes later.
After all, can’t illegals vote?
Can’t the dead vote?
How can we win seats if our people - illegals, felons and dead people - can’t vote early and often?
He may as well have said that, that’s what he means.
Steny’s mind has snapped. He should retire.
I hate to admit it but I’m an ex Marylander.
My first thought was this better be Satire..... I was fuming! Very lucky it was... hahaha
Hey, everytime I vote I have to prove who I am.
It’s true this was snagged from a satire site but the serious side is this http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3316/show
That's 1 pup more than 6 litters, and that's one more pup than the gubberment will let you keep!
You'll have to have more litters until the sum can be divided by 8, or else the Grand Form Creator would have to create a new form , and we wouldn't want to do that, now would we?
meant 8 litters
Hopefully this is about all we hear of the bill.
I’m almost thinking that Ellison’s (peace be upon him) bill is intended to send a signal to courts to start throwing out these laws. I’d hate to think it has any chance at all in the House, give our majority.
No we wouldn’t. My 4 secretaries can barely read English as it is.
Hoyer, you’re a meathead!
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