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UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws
Fox News ^ | 3/19/2011 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 03/14/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by tobyhill

The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage.

The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.. This, despite the fact that some members of the council have only in the past several years allowed women to vote, and one member, Saudi Arabia, still bars women from the voting booth completely.

Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws, arguing to the international diplomats that the requirements disenfranchise voters and suppress the minority vote.

Eight states have passed voter ID laws in the past year, voter ID proposals are pending in 32 states and the Obama administration has recently moved to block South Carolina and Texas from enacting their voter ID measures.

"This really is a tactic that undercuts the growth of your democracy," said Hillary Shelton, the NAACP's senior vice president for advocacy, about voter photo ID requirements.

In a Fox News interview prior to his trip, Shelton said the message from the NAACP delegation to the Human Rights Council is that the photo ID law "undercuts the integrity of our government, if you allow it to happen. It's trickery, it's a sleight-of-hand. We're seeing it happen here and we don't want it to happen to you, and we are utilizing the U.N. as a tool to make sure that we are able to share that with those countries all over the world."

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1 posted on 03/14/2012 3:03:17 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

What the Rats refuse to realize is that many of the third world countries already have voter ID laws.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 3:05:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The NAACP should be declared illegal. This is outrageous!


3 posted on 03/14/2012 3:06:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: tobyhill

Unreal.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: tobyhill

5 posted on 03/14/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

So do US states.

http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/elections/voter-id-state-requirements.aspx


6 posted on 03/14/2012 3:08:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: tobyhill

We need elections like the kind they have in Venezuela. :)


7 posted on 03/14/2012 3:09:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; All

if the GOP is smart- which they’re not- they beat the rats over the head with this and remind everyone the demoKrats want the UN to stand on their side and disenfranchise ordinary, taxpaying Americans their legal vote by helping to prevent fraud...


8 posted on 03/14/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“What the Rats refuse to realize is that many of the third world countries already have voter ID laws.”

In addition, each voter should have a paper trail of their vote with a purple thumb (print). Even for early voting, a print should be required.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 3:11:17 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: tobyhill; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Voter ID ping

Although this is about another state, it may be coming here next.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 3:12:41 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tobyhill

I wonder what Obama’s “Wise Latina” thinks about this? Probably all for it!


11 posted on 03/14/2012 3:13:03 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: tobyhill

As far back as I can remember, I have shown my DL along with my voter registration card whenever I voted. I do what’s required of EVERYONE. The UN can pound sand. So can the NAACP.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 3:14:25 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: tobyhill
When the morally bankrupt, completely depraved, anti-American, Israel hating freedom despising dictator supporting lying A$$, US Tax Payer Money wasting scum of the UN all stop doing what they are doing, completely renounce their former ways and apologize for the billions they have wasted and for the lives lost because of their support to murderers worldwide then maybe...just maybe...I will not hate the living heck out of them and not vomit when I hear them say anything.

But, only maybe.

13 posted on 03/14/2012 3:21:20 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: DallasDeb

The curious thing here....is every nation in Europe.....requires you by 18 to have a national ID, which you have to show to vote. Almost all of the Middle East countries....require you to have a national ID by age 18, and you need it to vote.

There are only ten nations without a true and mandated national ID: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Norway, the UK, Ireland, Denmark, India, and the US.

So you can imagine the US crew standing there....and almost everyone listening at the meeting...requires an ID by age eighteen...to do anything, from voting to buying booze. The chief country that might have supported your statement? The US. You could have stated this statement back in Detroit or Miami, but instead spent $15k on a couple of guys traveling first-class to Geneva and staying at a fine hotel for a couple of nights.

Other than getting the cooperation of maybe Tonga and the Christmas Islands...there wasn’t much to be gained.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: SandRat

Blue helmets make for good target practice.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 3:38:21 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe the UN will put Jimmy Carter in charge of our campaign supervision?

Democrats - its against the law to eat them.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe we should FORGET VOTER ID; let’s just make TAXPAYERS the only “Eligible to Vote” group, and get rid of interlopers, inner-city parasites, etc. from Eligibility to vote for handouts, when they don’t PAY A DIME to live here.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 3:40:32 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: tobyhill

WHAT????????? what does the UN have to do with our voter ID rights??
I am getting beyond nauseated. Somewhere, somehow this has to end.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 3:43:43 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: tobyhill

Here's the solution right here.. No voter ID involved.

19 posted on 03/14/2012 3:44:19 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: SandRat

Interesting, I’ve never seen a left-handed sheet metal screw.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 3:45:08 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Yeah yeah the purple ink doesn’t stop illegals from voting but they’ll vote anyway so might as well minimize the damage with purple ink.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 3:46:03 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: tobyhill

Like a bunch of communists and muslims have the right to tell anyone else how to run elections!
The UN needs to be sent packing! I suggest Saudi Arabia.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 3:47:05 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Carry_Okie

Now there’s TWO people who noticed that.. The graphic designer who flipped the screw and YOU!


23 posted on 03/14/2012 3:47:22 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: tobyhill

Odds are it will pass with flying colors, and be instituted immediately here.

Obama 2.0, here we come.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 3:51:40 PM PDT by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
Now there’s TWO people who noticed that.. The graphic designer who flipped the screw and YOU!

I have my doubts about the former (perhaps he was a CAD), but given that leftists have been foisting gobble grub-a-mint since before Versailles, it is appropriate, n'est ce pas?

25 posted on 03/14/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: SatinDoll

This guy's been partying at the local polling place.

26 posted on 03/14/2012 3:53:16 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: SunkenCiv; nutmeg

Ping


27 posted on 03/14/2012 3:58:22 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: tobyhill

Why doesn’t the UN move to Europe or someplace like that. Then NYC can make some money off the building after they turn it into condos.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 4:06:11 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: tobyhill

Its amazing of the hubris of the UN. Many other countries require Voter ID in order to vote.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 4:07:05 PM PDT by U-238
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To: wastedyears
0bama has recruited groups such as the NAACP to enlist the services of the United Nations to help him STEAL our election. This is dirty-rotten Chicago politics, with '0bama' written all over it.

0bama is behind this, HAVE NO DOUBT. He is desperate now and is turning up the heat on CHANGE to ensure his re-election. 0bama puppet Panetta also stated last week the the U.N. decides whether the United States goes to war or not. This was done to placate the U.N. in advance of their Voter I.D. 'ruling'. The voter ID issue is no coincidence. This is 0bama-in-overdrive with a U.N.-led end result that keeps his Marxist regime in place. How nice of the Marxists at the U.N. to help get 0bama re-elected. THIS CANNOT STAND. PERIOD. THIS IS AN ATTACK ON AMERICA. I wonder what OTHER STUNTS we’ll see from 0bama and his Czars between now and November?

IMPEACH 0BAMA AND HIS GESTAPO-CZARS!

30 posted on 03/14/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: tobyhill

They would not be the National Association of Always Complaining People, if they were not griping about something.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 4:21:45 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: TEXOKIE

Agenda 21 ping


32 posted on 03/14/2012 4:30:14 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: tobyhill

Jim Crow was a Democrat.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 4:48:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: tobyhill

Here’s a compromise I offer the Democrats. No voter ID laws in exchange for making vote fraud a capital offense.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 4:49:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: tobyhill
You know what we should do? We should all show up at the United Nations building the next time they are in session and demand to vote on U.N. resolutions. If they ask for our IDs we'll fall on the ground and cry that we're being oppressed.

Well need about a thousand people armed with video/iphones to make this work.

35 posted on 03/14/2012 4:52:52 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: tobyhill

Would the left like to be on the receiving end of the election policies used by nations on the “UN Human Rights Council?”


36 posted on 03/14/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: tobyhill
US out of the UN;
UN out of the US
37 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: tobyhill

Since FR has an abuse policy I will not comment on what the UN can do with their opinion on our election law.


38 posted on 03/14/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: pepsionice
"... So you can imagine the US crew standing there....and almost everyone listening at the meeting...requires an ID by age eighteen...to do anything, from voting to buying booze."

Similar thing happened between the European and American anti-war protests during the Bush years where the American protesters were railing against the US Patriot Act, listing all of the intrusive and sinister new government powers that the act bestowed... and the European protesters were puzzled by the American outrage since their governments have long been able to pretty much do every sinister thing on the list, and plenty more.

In Germany for instance, if the police get a search warrant for your premises, it just says 'SEARCH WARRANT' with little else. They can just start opening up your mail out in your mailbox if they want. No judge is going to dismiss the case because the address was incorrect; the cops knew who they were focusing on, and that's good enough for the court. When you go to court, the judge learns for the first time that the police had been tapping your telephone all along to prove evidence of your crimes. In France, if they think you're a terrorist, they just swoop you up and you sit in jail until they decide what they're charging you with. THEN you see your lawyer. They've been doing that to pesky Algerian activists since George Bush was a baby, if not longer. In the Latin Euro nations, the cops can just basically whoop your ass until you confess.

Once the American organizers of the anti-war protests realized this discrepancy, they stopped making references to showing opposition to the US Patriot Act. I have archives of the old anti-war protest posters which prove this out, having been living in San Francisco at the time.

39 posted on 03/14/2012 5:14:08 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Winstons Julia
Unreal.

Unreel.

40 posted on 03/14/2012 5:26:27 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: tobyhill; Winstons Julia
When you have a government--judicial, congressional, executive--that have no accountability the door is open.

That this has hit the world stage is no surprise.

That soldier that allegedly killed those 16 in F ghanistan just handed us the keys to the kingdom.

41 posted on 03/14/2012 5:37:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: tobyhill
In 2008, the United States Supreme Court upheld the voter photo ID law enacted in Indiana.
42 posted on 03/14/2012 5:42:13 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: pepsionice

That list boils down to some British Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries plus three. I’m sure the UN will understand the Democrat’s handwringing. /s


43 posted on 03/14/2012 5:43:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: SandRat

U.N. Voting Reform:

When the U.N. Shows up in your neighborhood, start voting from the rooftops...


44 posted on 03/14/2012 5:46:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Mexico

In Mexico, there is a general electoral census. Any citizen of age 18 or greater must go to an electoral office in order be registered into the electoral census. Citizens receive a voting card (credencial de elector con fotografía), issued by the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) that must be shown to vote in any election. The voting card also serves as a national identity document.

Maybe the UN should pick on Mexico and it’s “Oppressive” voting system which is un-fair to minorities, especially all of the Mexicans who live there.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 5:51:24 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: tobyhill
The UN is INVESTIGATING the USA over voting rights.

How quaint.

Cut them off and give them a 30 day eviction notice.

Then demolish the building and sell the lot to the highest bidder at auction.

46 posted on 03/14/2012 6:04:45 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: tobyhill
Why it is important that you have a picture I.D.
47 posted on 03/14/2012 6:24:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Tzimisce

We need elections like the kind they have in Venezuela. :)


We might end up with a General Pinochet.


48 posted on 03/14/2012 6:58:51 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Since FR has an abuse policy I will not comment on what the UN can do with their opinion on our election law.


As far as I’m concerned, they can shove it up their azz.


49 posted on 03/14/2012 7:01:07 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: tobyhill
This really is a tactic that undercuts the growth of your democracy," said Hillary Shelton

GOOD!

democracy = mob rule

That's why we're a Constitutional Republic

It is also why we are a "nation of laws and not men."

50 posted on 03/14/2012 7:12:26 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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