Voting-rights activists, anti-fraud crusaders clash over ID laws as election looms

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on August 11, 2016


Wisconsin’s strict voter laws, including voter ID, can remain in effect this November, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, delivering a victory to anti-fraud activists who have watched as the courts have chipped away at measures designed to tighten the rules on who can vote and when.

Across the country in Texas, meanwhile, a federal court issued a final order laying out restrictions on that state’s voter-ID law, including allowing those who swear they have a good reason for lacking identification to vote anyway, as long as they can show a utility bill or some other proof they are who they say they are.

Those are just two of the ongoing battles pitting voting-rights activists against anti-fraud crusaders, with voters waiting and watching. Other court fights are still raging in North Carolina, Kansas and North Dakota.

“Millions of people are affected by these laws,” said Wendy R. Weiser, director of the democracy project at the Brennan Center for Justice.

Courts in Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Kansas have ruled against identity requirements, in many cases finding that the state legislatures that pursued the restrictions did so specifically to discriminate.

  • Bob

    Ironic how you need an ID to get into the building to speak to an elected official, but don’t need on to vote them into that office. I guess they can only trust you when the need your vote, but not after.

  • ricktenny

    I think I have an answer for this problem. Close to election the computer wizards need to start finding terrorist activity rising. The result will be a Military Guard around all election polling places and no one without proper ID will be allowed near the place, where once there, no one will have to produce ID to vote.
    I know it’s late and way past my bed time and I’m just thinking out loud, but it could happen.

  • Tennman39

    When the DNC had their convention they required ID and they had a fence around the entrance. Of course they had NO POLICE in uniform inside the convention. It seems like if something that used for verification can be obtained if it’s for something they want. The Democrats of today are no more like Democrats of 50 yrs. ago than day and night.

  • Walter Flatt

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET. 51/53,

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, I HAVE A LOT OF WHYS BELOW.

    VOTE TRUMP. PASS THIS ON, PLEASE.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    IS THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA HELPING IN THE POTENTIAL INVASION OF AMERICA.

    WHY HASN’T THE NEWS MEDIA SAID SOMETHING ABOUT OBAMA SWEARING A JUDGE IN UNDER SHEREE LAW,

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

    WHY ARE THEIR 5 MUSLIM CAMPS ONE AT FAIRFAX, FALLS CH, RED HOUSE, MEHERRIN, BETHANY VA. ARE THEY TO INVADE WASH.DC? YOU SHOULD FIND OUT.

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

    IF YOU WANT A LIST OF THE TOWNS THEY ARE CLOSE TO, CONTACT ME.

    SINCE OUR TROOPS ARE NOT ARMED, YOU CAN TAKE 100 WELL ARMED PEOPLE THAT WANT TO KILL US & TAKE ANY MILITARY BASE IN THIS COUNTRY.

    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

    WHY GIVE 5 TERRIOSTS FOR ONE TRAITOR. FOLKS IT GOES ON & ON, WAKE UP AMERICA.

    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

    WHY STOP THE SHIPMENT OF PLANES & TANKS TO EGYPT WHEN THEIR ARMY KICKED THE RADICALS OUT. I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF WHYS, AND THERE ARE MORE, SUCH AS,

    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE.

    WHY HAS THIS GOVERNMENT ALLOWED 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE USA & ONE 9 MILES OVER IN MEXICO

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES. COULD THIS BE THE REASON THEY WANT OPEN BORDERS. IS SHE ON DOPE?

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

  • Pat Cross

    when I vote, I always show my voter ID card, and my drivers’ license

  • wellilltellya

    rapper M&M, PROVED how easy voter FRAUD REALLY is he committed it by simply saying he left I.D. at home had address of a friend, and NO PROBLEMS !! and he is WHITE ? so it does NOT MATTER anyone is allowed to vote? DON’T matter anyway MACHINES ARE RIGGED !!

  • barbarakelly

    This year we need that voter ID for sure ——count on it. The elites want to be able to do voter fraud for sure. Don’t give a pass at all. Get that voter ID in your state for sure.!!! This is what is going to save our bacon ===count on it.!!!

    • wellilltellya

      No paper ballots are what is needed to “save our Bacon” verify every one ! no dead Democraps, Illegals in American clothing,and Terrorists voting TWICE. want corruption OUT OF GOVERNMENT start here !! counting VOTES do not let those corrupt politicians COUNT THEM!! joesph stalin, said it those who count ballots WIN

  • JOHN STEEL

    Give us a break, ID should be needed to vote period. Every thing isle we do requires ID. With all these non Americans that have been let into this country, and I believe for this exact reason , so they can vote demorate . Get smart and maybe we can last a few more years as AMERICA and not some once great nation that lost its balls.

  • jandjnesbitt@aol.com

    Voter rights activist are ignorant Libtards…They need to STFU and show ID to vote. You can’t do anything without an ID…Why in Hell should you be able to vote. This is absurd beyond compare.

    • Tennman39

      I bet these Libs have an ID to receive Welfare!

  • John Gaultier

    The left wants no ID’s because they need to get illegal or duplicate votes per person. Even countries like India where there is a 90% ILLITERACY RATE Nationally.. them villagers and goatherders who have never learned to read or write have ID cards to VOTE.. IF THEY CAN DO IT.. WHY CAN’T AMERICANS.. (WHO HAVE TO HAVE AN ID CARD TO GET AN EBT FOOD STAMP CARD OR TEQUILA OR MALT LIQUOR AND THE LIQUOR STORE) present that ID to vote ?

    SIMPLE.. They NEED FRAUDULENT VOTERS TO SWING THE VOTE!

    • TeaPartyPatriot

      .
      UNLESS the vote is trued the TRAMP will be the next president.
      ..
      Rinos have had 8 years to true the vote and registration and all they have done is sit on their asses.
      .

  • Luke

    Why do people believe that states and honest people want voter ID to discriminate, what a pack of lying liberal voter fraud committing trash..
    All we voter ID people want is to try and keep a liberal honest just for one day, the day they vote..

  • Ramon1710 .

    Somehow the backward non-thinking regressive “progressives” declare it is racist to think that legal non-whites are too stupid or too lazy to be able to obtain free government issued photo ID’s. I, on the other hand, think minorities are perfectly capable of this simple task.
    Libtards projecting their racism, and the clueless conned – thinking the dumocrats are protecting them…pretty sad.

  • Brabado

    The only thugs interested in objecting to Voters’ ID, are the Corrupt Liberal Democrats who will never win, in a Clean, Democratic, Law-abiding Voting Process…
    Stop the Clinton Cartel from reaching the WH, by demanding Voters’ ID, to respect and preserve the Will of the Law Abiding Voters!
    IN GOD WE TRUST!
    Semper fi.

    • MyRoseHasTHORNS

      Regardless of who wins, we NEED Congressional Term Limits AND fraud proof voting. There honestly isn’t enough time before the election to stop her committing fraud to get there.

      However, any outright fraud at polling places should be documented and police called.

      Those of us stuck with absentee balloting (ALL mail in ballots states WA/OR and most likely others) WE must monitor their recounts and unusual findings of thousands of ballots where they were never supposed to be stored. WA had at least 2 Governor races stolen when 30,000 ballots suddenly materialized. Sanders was screwed by the highly unusual 50K Hillary ballots, WA state hated her, Seattle was in love with Sanders.

      I am happy to report MANY Trump bumper stickers and yard signs in my local area 🙂 even the don’t vote for Monica Lewenski’s ex boyfriend’s wife ones.

      • TeaPartyPatriot

        .
        re:Congressional Term Limits AND fraud proof voting. You’re not gonna get either one of these if the TRAMP is elected and the Rinos will give you one hel-of-a- fight before they agree to congressional term limits. rots-of-ruck
        .
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TRUE THE VOTE.
        .

        • MyRoseHasTHORNS

          We’ll get term limits by voting the scum out. It’ll be hard because of the voter fraud and the sheer amount of money needed for a new person to compete with the political machines, but it is not yet impossible.

  • Donnie Buchanan

    ID’s are required for most everything. The ONLY reason to object to an ID is in order to commit fraud.

    • Evan

      You are correct! That is why the blacks do not
      want voter ID so they can vote multiple times!
      Exactly why we are stuck with the muslin fag!

      • MyRoseHasTHORNS

        Not just the blacks, but the freebie wanting socialist of any color/creed/nationality. They are bused from one poll place to another AND several are bused across state lines to vote in early voting and same day registration states/ Photo ID will never be enough, we need a bio-metric registered voting system that is national and promptly eliminates a second attempt to vote in an election. a third try should be automatic arrest and stiff sentencing PLUS voting rights rescinded for at least a decade!

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    • TeaPartyPatriot

      .
      UNLESS the vote is trued the TRAMP will be the next president.
      ..
      Rinos have had 8 years to true the vote and registration and all they have done is sit on their asses.

  • David Stewart

    If the Dems continue to rule the polling sites, we’ll continue to have foreign born leaders, crooks and disbarred shysters, etc. in the Oval Office! Picture i.d., and NOT from some coyote at Nogales!

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