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Rep. Larsen Proposes Legislation to Ban Voter ID Requirements in Federal Elections
AFL-CIO ^ | 4/26/2013 | Kenneth Quinnell

Posted on 04/26/2013 4:10:09 PM PDT by mdittmar

On Friday, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would effectively ban requirements that voters show some form of official identification in federal elections. Under the proposed law, voters without required identification would still be able to vote by signing a sworn affidavit that they are the person they represent themselves to be.

Voter identification laws have proliferated in the states in recent years, with critics charging that they are nothing more than a poll tax to suppress the votes of groups, such as people of color and students, that traditionally vote for Democrats. Think Progress reports:

"Voter ID laws, which require voters to show photo ID in order to vote, are one of the most common forms of voter suppression laws favored by Republican state lawmakers. Although the laws’ supporters claim that they are necessary to combat in-person voter fraud, a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit fraud at the polls. According to one study, a vanishingly small 0.0002 percent of votes are the product of such fraud. Instead, the primary function of voter ID laws is to make it harder for minorities, students, low-income voters—all of whom are both less likely to have ID and more likely to vote for Democrats than other voter demographics—from casting a ballot."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; votefraud; voterfraud
Hmm?,when and where does the Federal Government require some form of official identification?

Maybe we should ban them all,just to be fair.

1 posted on 04/26/2013 4:10:09 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

But we do need to register and do background checks on law abiding gun owners. Commie hypocrite!


2 posted on 04/26/2013 4:12:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: mdittmar

just in time:

Voter Fraud: Obama Failed to Qualify For Indiana Ballot? How Many Other States?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3012067/posts


3 posted on 04/26/2013 4:13:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: mdittmar

If this passes would we be able to claim “civil disobedience” for getting together a large group of freepers together on election day to vote in the same manner democrats do?

Vote often on the same day...

If they aren’t going to enforce the election laws...

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE.....?


4 posted on 04/26/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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5 posted on 04/26/2013 4:15:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: mdittmar
Under the proposed law, voters without required identification would still be able to vote by signing a sworn affidavit that they are the person they represent themselves to be.

I swear that I am Santa Claus.

Really, I am!!

Here, this will prove my identity, Ho, Ho, Ho!!

NOW can I cast my vote??



What a sick joke!

6 posted on 04/26/2013 4:15:33 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: mdittmar
The RATs can't win in an election where only legal citizens can vote. Without fraud they loose.
7 posted on 04/26/2013 4:15:34 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: GraceG

There was a very good reason why we tossed King George OUT of our country in 1776.

Perhaps it’s time to revisit the events of 1775.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 4:17:07 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: mdittmar

Why are the commie ‘RATS so afraid of asking someone to show an ID to vote? They don’t seem to have a problem with it when you want to buy some booze, a pack of smokes or some ammunition. How can we be sure that kids under the legal voting age aren’t voting? From what I’m seeing and reading, “teachers” are encouraging their young skulls full of mush to vote for the communist DemocRATS.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: mdittmar

another democrat for tyranny . is this a surprise.no


10 posted on 04/26/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT by Democrat_media (s tMary Landrieu voted for the UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: mdittmar

More fraud. He wants the illegals to have an easier time voting 72 times in the same election.

If they can have an EBT card, they can show ID.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 4:20:13 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I need ID to purchase Advil Cold & Sinus at the Walmart...

This country is so screwed...


12 posted on 04/26/2013 4:22:30 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mdittmar
promise the illegals largess from the treasury to attract them and then ensure they can vote for you legally or illegally so you can keep providing it and then never worry about your party losing another election. and then they have the nerve to call us the party of know nothings for being against it. Treason abounds in the Democratic party.
13 posted on 04/26/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: mdittmar

Why even bother wasting the money and time on the elections. If the GOP is gonna continue to let the Rats cheat, why bother?


14 posted on 04/26/2013 4:26:00 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: mdittmar
...by signing a sworn affidavit...

ROTFL!!!

Anyone who still buys this "sworn affidavit" bull****, I've got a bridge for sale in Brooklyn that I'd like to talk to you about.

15 posted on 04/26/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says,

Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.

That doesn't sound fair.

16 posted on 04/26/2013 4:28:07 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

My name is John Galt and I’m a registered voter though I lost every form of personal ID. anyways, I’m here to vote. I swear it’s all true.


17 posted on 04/26/2013 4:28:10 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Gee, from Washington state, too.

The home of the all mail-in fraud. Er, I mean ballot.

Yeah, that's my signature, sure, yeah.

Prove me wrong copper, yeah that's the ticket.

18 posted on 04/26/2013 4:30:03 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: mdittmar

The AFL-CIO whining about combating vote fraud. LOL!


19 posted on 04/26/2013 4:31:16 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: mdittmar

All elections are state elections. This Democrat doesn’t know that? Really?


20 posted on 04/26/2013 4:35:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: mdittmar

No ID to vote? What’s next. mailing absentee ballots to everyone in Mexico, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, Haiti...?


21 posted on 04/26/2013 4:36:13 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: mdittmar
On Friday, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would effectively ban requirements that voters show some form of official identification in federal elections. Under the proposed law, voters without required identification would still be able to vote by signing a sworn affidavit that they are the person they represent themselves to be.

Ah, the honor system.

I will, however, give Rep. Larsen (and, by extension, the Democrats in general) credit for the transparency of the cynicism on display here...

22 posted on 04/26/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: mdittmar

Constant talk of ‘ID-less minorities’ is just racist,
Rats.


23 posted on 04/26/2013 4:39:09 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: mdittmar

Aren’t elections conducted by states? I doubt this would be constitutional.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 4:39:43 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All elections are state elections. This Democrat doesn’t know that? Really?

That's what I was thinking.
25 posted on 04/26/2013 4:40:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mdittmar

THEY WANT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE VOTER FRAUD.

They’ve already incorporated FOREIGN CAMPAIGN DONATION FRAUD into many of their campaigns (foreign & illegal cash donations being funneled in as small (under $200 each) donations. This started with the Clinton campaigns with Chinese money and later (surprise, surprise) the Clinton administration approved release of missile guidance technology to the Chinese which enabled their ICBMs to accurately reach US targets with precision. TREASON

Obama continued the tradition with Chinese and Saudi funds—coming in via the same methodology. The DNC, Obama campaign and allied organizations CONVENIENTLY DO NOT SAVE IP ADDRESSES of its donors as the cash internet donations rolled in.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 4:43:32 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Moonman62

States have the right to set eligibility requirements based age, residency, and citizenship requirements.


27 posted on 04/26/2013 4:45:41 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: mdittmar
Under the proposed law, voters without required identification would still be able to vote by signing a sworn affidavit that they are the person they represent themselves to be.

Right, and criminals obey gun laws, Mexican's never cross the border illegally and stay here, and there's no waste, fraud or abuse in any Government social spending program.

In the meantime, I have to show an insurance card and drivers license to receive health care, prove I have insurance to buy & drive a car, show a drivers license to buy beer (despite my being 50) and have a badge to enter my workplace.

Nothing wrong with this picture. None at all .....

28 posted on 04/26/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: RicocheT
No ID to vote? What’s next. mailing absentee ballots to everyone in Mexico, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, Haiti...?

Sir, please stop giving the Democrats ideas!

29 posted on 04/26/2013 4:48:36 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mdittmar

i’d love for them to explain why they believe showing voter id is a poll tax. they have no idea what a poll tax is, if they believe that.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 5:02:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: mdittmar

So the Democrats really can’t win without massive voter fraud?


31 posted on 04/26/2013 5:02:15 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: mdittmar

A Democrat. That’s all we need to know.


32 posted on 04/26/2013 5:21:41 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: fella

What you say about RATS winning by voter fraud is very true, esp. in Washington State with this ahole is from.

Look at the governor’s races and some Senate races over the past 20 years. They stink of fraud.


33 posted on 04/26/2013 5:26:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Hey, it’s not like the 10th Amendment means anything to these rats!!!


34 posted on 04/26/2013 5:46:23 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: mdittmar
Although the laws’ supporters claim that they are necessary to combat in-person voter fraud, a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit fraud at the polls.

this is an unmitigated lie. Individual vote fraud is exceedingly hard to prove so unless a person admits to it they usually get away with it. It would be more honest to say, "a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than to get caught committing fraud at the polls".

35 posted on 04/26/2013 6:38:03 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: boop

One of the things that is so damned irritating about voting in this state is when they challenge your signature. They force you to mail in your ballot and then weeks (or months) later they’ll send you a letter stating that they are holding your ballot pending signature verification because (they claim) it is too different from the one on file.

At least at a voting booth you could resolve the matter right there with an ID.


36 posted on 04/26/2013 6:43:28 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: mdittmar; All

First, note that concern over voting requirements is being driven by the ongoing power grab for perceived federal government powers imo. Regarding these perceived powers, as a consequence of widespread ignorance of why the Founding States made the federal Constitution, to limit (cripple) the federal government’s powers, voters do not understand the following. Probably most voters are clueless that most of the federal government services that they are trying to protect with their votes are actually under the 10th Amendment-protected control of the states, the corrupt federal government having pirated state powers to regulate such services over the last 60+ years.

Regarding requirements to vote, the states have amended the Constituton to protect voting rights on the bases of race, sex, tax status and age. In other words, the so-called “right” to vote without first presenting a valid picture ID is not a constitutonally protected right.

Also, in addition to states requiring valid picture ID in order to vote, I strongly suggest that the states also consider another requirement. The states need to require candidate voters to pass a basic constitutonal law test in order to vote. After all, taxpayers need to be on their guard against federal candidate lawmakers who make campaign promises based on powers which the states have never degated to the federal government via the Constitution, Obamacare being an excellent example.


37 posted on 04/26/2013 7:22:46 PM PDT by Amendment10
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Everything this gov’t does is crooked. I’d feel better if we hired the Russians to run our voting!


38 posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:48 PM PDT by RHS Jr (Pity the banksters when Jesus comes)
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To: rockrr
Yes sir! I had that very thing happen to me in WA. My signature "didn't match" what was on file, so I had to re-submit it.

Now, how did that happen?

Did WA state suddenly employ THOUSANDS of handwriting experts to compare signatures?

Wouldn't it be CHEAPER and more convenient to have in-person voting?

What a concept. I mean it's so "archaic" that they used it in...2008.

39 posted on 04/26/2013 7:39:38 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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