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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Carter: Georgia's Voter ID Law "Obnoxious"

Carter: Georgia's Voter ID Law "Obnoxious" No, Jimmy you're obnoxious.
Former President Jimmy Carter has some strong criticism of Georgia's new voter ID law. The state now requires photo identification in order to vote. Carter says the law is designed to prevent the old, handicapped, poor and minorities from exercising their right to vote.
No, Jimmy it is designed to keep deceased people from continuing to vote and to stop the practice of double voting.


Anonymous bob said...

Bill, I can't for the life of me figure out how any one can be against this type of legislation unless of course they think it should go further

12:06 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the...?

Check this out from TODAY'S WSJ editorial page (requires subscription, so I excerpted; bolds are mine):

The Voter-ID Consensus
September 22, 2005; Page A16

After five months of studying problems with America's electoral system, a bipartisan commission has concluded that voters should be required to present photo identification at the polls. Press reports are calling the recommendation "controversial," yet polls consistently show that well over 80% of voters favor the idea. If photo-ID requirements are a controversy, how do we define a consensus?

The Commission on Federal Election Reform, headed by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, issued 87 recommendations in all for President Bush and Congress's consideration.

...The voter-ID recommendations are particularly noteworthy, however, because for decades the left has maintained that voter fraud isn't a problem. In fact, it's increased in recent years. Former New York Congresswoman Susan Molinari, who served on the commission, notes bluntly in the report that, "In 2004, elections in Washington state and Wisconsin were decided by illegal votes." She continues, "In other states, notably the states of Ohio and New York, voter rolls are filled with fictional voters like Elmer Fudd and Mary Poppins."

Just three of the 21 commissioners dissented over this recommendation, and one was former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. He likened the ID requirements to a "poll tax," perhaps because it would stop Democrats from winning elections with last-minute turnout on Indian reservations in South Dakota. Just a guess.

The racially charged analogy is bunk because the panel recommended that identification cards be provided at no cost to those who need them. And photo ID if anything makes it significantly less likely that someone would be wrongly turned away at the polls, due to out-of-date registration lists or for more insidious reasons. In any case, the tacit acknowledgment by Mr. Carter and most of the other liberals on the commission that the integrity of the ballot is every bit as important as access to the ballot is a welcome one.

Except in Georgia? The man cannot even stay consistent within the same day or two. Is anyone else going to point out this laughable conflicting views?


6:18 PM


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