Re: The voter ID issue.

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Mon May 09 2005 - 13:54:13 CDT

Most proposals are to have a driver's license (or equivelent card) ID
citizen or not down at the DMV, marked on the front. You'd then present
that to vote. (Everybody here knows that a non-driver can get a
DMV-issued ID card that looks similar and is just as good for ID
purposes, but you can't drive on it?)

Other variants all use pretty basic photo ID but tweaking the driver's
license is the most popular proposal...with a US passport as backup maybe.

Note: this is more about green-card-holders but might actually *help*
the people who want to give illegals driver's licenses. If the driver's
license just marks them as "not a citizen", that's not the same as
"illegal" (could be a green-card holder).

Jim

Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:

>Hello Jim:
>
>Considering the strong negative response I got when I
>put forth Hasen's suggesting for a biometric ID, what
>sort of ID's are being contemplated?
>
>Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
>
>--- Jim March <jmarch@prodigy.net> wrote:
>
>
>>Ed Kennedy wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>Hello Jim:
>>>
>>><Place finger high in air during a lightning storm
>>>
>>>
>>while standing
>>
>>
>>>outside in an open area> As a Republican, can you
>>>
>>>
>>give me an idea
>>
>>
>>>where most Republicans stand on voter ID issues?
>>>
>>>
>>I've heard stuff
>>
>>
>>>from all over the place and I don't know what the
>>>
>>>
>>actual feelings
>>
>>
>>>are. As you may recall, I've gotten myself in a
>>>
>>>
>>heck of a lot of
>>
>>
>>>trouble by talking about ID's and voting.
>>>
>>>
>>However, I still feel the
>>
>>
>>>problem won't go away so I'd like to know where to
>>>
>>>
>>go next with this
>>
>>
>>>issue. I value you input. </Run for cover>
>>>
>>>
>>Voter ID is strongly supported by the conservative
>>set (the
>>"Ashcroft/religious right type Republicans" who make
>>up the majority of
>>the party) and at least tolerated as "probably a
>>good idea" by the
>>middle-of-the-road types like Arnold. The
>>"radically pro-freedom wing"
>>of which I'm a member doesn't talk about it much but
>>isn't outspokenly
>>against it.
>>
>>It's driven by stuff like Chicago, where you don't
>>have to be a spirit
>>medium to see the actions of dead people, you just
>>need to look at the
>>pollbook lists.
>>
>>Then there's the "illegal aliens voting" issue. Do
>>a google search on:
>>
>>voter fraud "illegal aliens"
>>
>>Over 24,000 hits by all the usual Conservative
>>sources: Worldnetdaily,
>>TownHall, Newsmax, etc.
>>
>>One set of links:
>>
>>*http://www.illegalaliens.us/votefraud.htm
>>
>>Two interesting specific links:
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>>
>>
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>http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/10/262004g.asp
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>
>>Note that there's a LOT of reports of this nature.
>>Too many to ignore.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/9/5/90659.shtml
>
>
>>*My personal take: I'm in favor of more stringent
>>voter ID.
>>
>>Jim
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