Thursday, July 13, 2006

Judge Throws Out Georgia Voter ID Law

From the AP
The same federal judge who threw out Georgia's voter ID law last year blocked
the state Wednesday from enforcing its revised law during this year's
elections. The ruling came less than two hours after the Georgia
Supreme Court denied the state's emergency request to overrule a state court
order that blocked enforcement of the new photo ID law during next week's
primary elections and any runoffs.

The critic's attorney addressed motivations similar to those expressed by Mark Green and Flyin' Jim Sensennbrenner.

Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and other supporters of the IDs had argued they
were needed to prevent election fraud. Civil rights groups challenged the law in
both federal and state court, arguing that it discriminated against poor,
elderly and rural voters. They also argued that voter fraud in Georgia stems
from absentee ballot voting, an issue not even addressed by the law.

"They have chosen deliberately to legislate only in an area where there was no
problem," Emmett Bondurant, the critics' lead attorney, told Murphy in court.


slammer said...

I do not understand why the libs have such a hard-on about this voter ID law. To drive a car, write a check, buy alcohol, rent a car, hell just about anything you need one. If this can stem someone from voting illegally in our most sacred right in this democracy do it. You are required by law to carry one at all times.

And do not give me horsecrap about 90 year old grandma's getting one to vote. If grandma can get to the poll and vote she can spend the same amount of time in the DMV to get a photo ID and yes you can get one without a drivers license.

Mark Schnepper said...


If you honestly feel this is "our most sacred right" I guess you must be in favor of a verifiable paper trail and better security on voting machines.

slammer said...

completely in favor, eventhough I already know where you are going with your whole ohio paper trail story. Mark you should enroll at the UW there is a course there I think might interest you. I am just kidding so don't go all Juergens on me

slammer said...

oh yeah when I talk about my most sacred right as far as voting it is meaning being part of this government. my true most sacred right is being able to play co-ed softball tomorrow and then getting absolutly s%*t faced after gotta have priorities

Other Side said...

Writing checks, driving automobiles, buying alcohol and renting cars, just to state the ones you mentioned are all privileges.

Voting is a right.

slammer said...

and your point???

when I purchase a gun (right to bear arms) I needed a photo ID to do that.