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U.S. Justice Department blocks S.C. voter ID law
Myrtlebeach Injury Board ^ | December 28, 2011 10:38 AM | ADAM BEAM

Posted on 12/28/2011 2:16:27 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

The U.S. Justice Department has blocked South Carolina’s controversial voter ID law, saying it would prevent black people from voting. It was the first voter ID law to be refused by the federal agency in nearly 20 years. The decision means voters will not have to show a Department of Motor Vehicles-issued driver’s license or photo ID card, a U.S. military ID or a U.S. passport. And it means the state, which says it plans to appeal the decision in court, will spend time and taxpayer dollars on the second such lawsuit during Gov. Nikki Haley’s term.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: aliens; department; id; justice; voter

1 posted on 12/28/2011 2:16:29 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

How exactly would it stop black people from voting?

Let’s face it: the voting system in this country is corrupt and rigged and both parties, but especially the Rats, like it that way.


2 posted on 12/28/2011 2:22:09 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I wonder why they blocked this one first when other states, including Tennessee, have this law as well and had it sooner (if I recall correctly).


3 posted on 12/28/2011 2:22:50 PM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Boy oh boy I would love to hear the Justice Department’s logic that gets them to the conclusion that voter photo ID laws will keep black people from voting. Not white people. Not brown people. Nope. JUST black people. Now why is that ya suppose?


4 posted on 12/28/2011 2:23:50 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

We have sunk to the incredible point to where the U.S. Justice Dept. is basically demanding that states allow voter fraud as it helps the Democratic party.

There was never any real doubt that the Obama administration was corrupt but now they are even more corrupt.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 2:24:08 PM PST by yarddog
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Justice Dept. has no authority, what does Supreme court say?

Hint: look at Indiana APR. 2008


6 posted on 12/28/2011 2:24:16 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

How do Black residents in South Carolina get a job, take a drug test, get a bank account, buy a money order, buy alcohol or tobacco, cash a pay check, register to vote, or rent an apartment without I.D.?


7 posted on 12/28/2011 2:27:32 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

You have to have an ID to vote in any Union election. As such, is the DOJ blocking Unions, as well? =.=


8 posted on 12/28/2011 2:27:35 PM PST by cranked
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Apparently, Obama needs votes from Mickey, Spiderman, Minnie, Catwoman (her costume is always black, and her skin sometimes is), and other fictional or dead characters with black pigment, and Holder is going to keep them on the voter rolls. Personally, I prefer honest elections, but that's not the Chicago Way or the Democrat Party's way.

9 posted on 12/28/2011 2:27:56 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
The Liberal Fear of Voter Identification
10 posted on 12/28/2011 2:29:34 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: cranked

Re: Unions require voter I.D.

Good catch, cranked.

Didn’t know that.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 2:31:06 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Boy oh boy I would love to hear the Justice Department’s logic that gets them to the conclusion that voter photo ID laws will keep black people from voting. Not white people. Not brown people. Nope. JUST black people. Now why is that ya suppose?

Well, photographs rely on reflected light, and the color black doesn't relect light, so a black person can't have a photo ID, because you can't take their photograph. Or something.

12 posted on 12/28/2011 2:31:14 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Tell the feds to get bent. Our states, our laws, if you can't produce a piece of I.D. that verifies that you can legally vote, you shouldn't be participating in the process. Anything less corrupts the entire voting process, and destroys any faith in the federal voting process, and by extension, faith in the federal government to uphold the law. If they want mob rule, it's time to change the management, to one more mindful of their constitutional responsibilities.
13 posted on 12/28/2011 2:31:49 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I just wish the state of SC had the gonads to tell the Feds to go F themselves.


14 posted on 12/28/2011 2:36:10 PM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

No I.D.? Fine with me. Two can play that game. I’ll happily make “extra rounds” on election day. There’s more of us than there are of them! I might even finish the day at my last stop hanging out at the door with a billy club.


15 posted on 12/28/2011 2:36:31 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: yarddog
Mississippi NAACP leader sent to prison for 10 counts of voter fraud

In a story ignored by the national media, in April a Tunica County, Miss., jury convicted NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots. Sowers is identified on an NAACP website as a member of the Tunica County NAACP
Executive Committee.

The NAACP fights to protect voter fraud

Snips: Yes indeed. In fact, the number of voters in some districts have even exceeded the number of residents in recent years. Which the NAACP sees as a triumph.

Members of Mr. Obama’s (Social) Justice Department probably helped to write this report.

And never mind that you have to have photo ID to buy antihistamines, cigarettes, alcohol, spray paint, to drive, to pick up a prescription, to take an airplane. Even to get government benefits.

16 posted on 12/28/2011 2:39:20 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

It does not stop them from voting. It just stops them from voting multiple times in the same election.

It prevents voter fraud.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 2:41:57 PM PST by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: tacticalogic
Well, photographs rely on reflected light, and the color black doesn't relect light, so a black person can't have a photo ID, because you can't take their photograph. Or something.

"I find your lack of faith disturbing."


18 posted on 12/28/2011 2:44:57 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"I find your lack of faith disturbing."

I was afraid I wasn't going to disturb anyone today.

19 posted on 12/28/2011 2:47:37 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Eric Holder should just be ignored.

South Carolina should enforce the law and arrest all resistors,detain and incarcerate for 72 hours

If they have no valid ID they are not persons


20 posted on 12/28/2011 2:49:15 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

Why isn’t he in prison already?

Why does he still have a job?

Seems someone is getting nervous about Sheriff Arpaio’s scheduled news conference to present the findings on BO in Feb. Trying to throw out as much as they can while they still can maybe?


21 posted on 12/28/2011 3:05:50 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
I don't understand. Why don't the Driver's License ID requirements keep blacks from driving?

ML/NJ

22 posted on 12/28/2011 3:10:08 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
From the article: Perez also noted that South Carolina’s minority voters are “20 percent more likely to lack DMV-issued ID than white registered voters, and thus to be effectively disenfranchised.”

And in what way have they been prevented from getting their ID?

Perez was using data from the S.C. Election Commission, which notes that 239,333 of South Carolina’s registered voters, or 8.9 percent, do not have DMV-issued IDs. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles this week disputed those numbers, noting that more than 200,000 of those voters either live in other states, have allowed their IDs to expire, have licenses with names that don’t match voter records or are dead, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Of course, we all know this is about protecting the group that always favors the Democrats. The fraudulent vote.

23 posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:07 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The Obama administration has blocked clean elections in South Carolina. I have harsher words - later.


24 posted on 12/28/2011 3:22:44 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Marathoner
I just wish the state of SC had the gonads to tell the Feds to go F themselves

AGAIN.

25 posted on 12/28/2011 3:53:11 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Ingtar

SCOTUS voted in favor of the Indiana law...This SHOULD be enough to secure voter ID in each and every state if they pattern their laws after the IN law.

But alas Rats are fighting it in each and every state trying to establish the practice.


26 posted on 12/28/2011 3:56:12 PM PST by hoosiermama (We need more Jobs.....Steve Jobs....entrepreneurs and creators.)
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