‘Crooked Politics: Obama Lost in Every State With Photo ID Law’ Looks like the UN’s amazement that photo ID isn’t required to vote is right on the money.

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JPTravis November 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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I was stuck trying to think of the right word to use to describe this. Finally settled on “frightening.” Our democracy has been stolen and there doesn’t seem to be anything we can do about it.

Joe November 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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The lady at the polling place asked for my ID here in Pennsylvania, and while I know I didn’t have to show it I was glad to do so. Fortunately, next election you need your ID here in Pa. Hopefully that will end some of the corruption.

mizpeaches November 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

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As long as we have an Attorney General that allows the New Black Panthers to stand outside polling places, I doubt that requiring a photo id will help the voting process.

Joe November 8, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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True, but we had retired SEALs watching them this time.

I was fortunate, I listened to the radio this time around for my election coverage (so sick of cable news, screw them all, even FOX), and a local guy has a regular on his show who is a retired SEAL and he actually went to the polling place where the Black Panthers were at in 2008. It’s funny, he’s a white guy driving around in a pickup truck in a predominately black Philadelphia neighborhood, and I’m willing to bet every cent I have no one even noticed him. He eventually went and talked to the Black Panthers that were there and found they used this election as a recruiting tool. They didn’t have political information to hand out, just cards or something trying to get new members.

What does that mean or tell us? I have no idea, just thought it was interesting and happy we got these guys out there. I really wish I had the audio to share because I was laughing my butt off and it was really informative, but they don’t have it on the website.

Also, I hope I meet that guy in a bar one day. I’m buying him as many drinks as he can muster.

MDLION November 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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Like the UN observers, it is mesmerizing to me that there are states that don’t require photo IDs. When I pulled into the parking lot to vote on Tuesday the sign read:”PHOTO ID REQUIRED”. The quote on the link is excellent:”The descent to Hell is easy and those who begin by worshiping power soon worship evil.” -C.S. Lewis

JPTravis November 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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This was my first election since moving to Michigan from Nevada, from a no-ID state to an ID-required state. It was reassuring to be asked for ID. And kind of community building – the guy asking for ID turned out to be my neighbor four houses down.

danybhoy November 9, 2012 at 2:48 am

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If this was’nt a predictable story, of course Dems win when they can stuff the box with as many people as they want as long as nobody requires them to prove who they are. Like I said here earlier, I went to a college hockey game the Saturday befor the election, & watched dozens of people go to will call to pick up their tickets. They all had to produce an ID to get them. So if entering a ticketed event requires more proof of who you are then casting a vote, this nation is over.

The Obumbly Obomster November 9, 2012 at 4:35 am

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I’m sorry, but that title is a bit misleading. My home state of Ohio has a voter ID law (need some form of ID issued by Ohio or feds, i think), but Obama won Ohio. I’m not happy that Obama won, but misinformation is worse.

JPTravis November 9, 2012 at 9:55 am

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The title is correct. The underlying article mentions Ohio – you have a law but it doesn’t require PHOTO identification. Anybody can get a library card. Or you can steal a library card. It’s the state photo ID that prevents fraud.

The Obumbly Obomster November 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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Ah. I was under the impression that it was photo ID required. Got some bad info there.

JPTravis November 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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You didn’t vote?

sa_rose November 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm

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Color mne surprised. Oh wait. No I’m not. However voter ID is only one step and one we will never have in Texas. Our worthless excuse for a Governor won’t get behind that because he is afraid of pissing off the Hispanic voters. But as reported in the 23rd district, vote irregularities such as counting one vote multiple times, or counting Xeroxed ballots needs to be addressed. And it won’t be. Sad and makes our system of government worthless