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Rhoads: Federal Judge Upholds Virginia Voter ID Law

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By Mark Rhoads – VA-driversover21

In recognition of common sense attempts to combat vote fraud, Federal Judge Henry Hudson has upheld the constitutionality of a law in Virginia that requires a state-issued photo ID in order to vote.

You can read the decision by clicking here.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Is it free? otherwise legal or not its a poll tax on the poor. if you cam’t afford state id? no vote? where does it say that in the constitution.
    Where is IR’s constitutional scholar spense on this??
    lol.

  2. Did you read the link? No you are too lazy to read it for yourself. ID cards are free from the state and your poll tax on the poor is a silly talking point from the DNC. People seem to find ID cards when they want to buy cigarettes, beer, or wine, or enter a plane or train or enter a federal building.

  3. WE need a photo, fingerprint, biometric National ID card and then use it. Would help in all types of fraud preventions including voter fraud and illegal aliens.
    More far out Libertarians are opposed and of course the Democrats are opposed. That is good reason to support it particularly since the government has a plethora of information on law abiding citizens.

  4. those things are not a guaranteed right of US Citizens. VOTING IS A GUARANTEED RIGHT. I don’t recall the founding fathers adding any other requirements other than being a US citizen. period.
    You know very well that these id laws are meant to hamper folks. Folks who are elderly, sick, unable to travel can’t just skip rope down to the local supermarket for an id. They need to find AN OPEN GOVERNMENT OFFICE. They need to get to that office. They need to take off work or from looking for work to go that office which coincidently had it hours cut by the GOP most likely as well.
    And sometimes they need to BUY THE POINTS OF PROOF they never needed entire their adult lives until the GOP came along. Are those points of proof free?
    Are you purposely ignorant or just so used to spewing malarky you think its true.
    These laws that hamper or prevent law abiding citizens from voting stop more law abiding citizens from voting than ALL THE CASES OF FRAUD ADDED UP OVER THE PAST 20 years. why… because you can count them on both hands.
    Thats right… these laws are for a nonsense reason as well.

  5. Riddle me this Batman: if voter i.d. laws are so bad why do the Chicago Board of Elections and the Cook County Clerk and many other Illinois election authorities go to the time and expense of producing and distributing voter registration cards following every canvass?

  6. I understand you concern as I am always wary of the police state. But it seems unfortunately necessary as a full proof means of ID when in airports or checking one’s legal status.
    Can you tell me how I am wrong? Thanks.

  7. actually the reason the AMORAL GOP supports these laws is that they hamper and prevent more Democrats from voting.
    When you are AMORAL and the entire country knows it as is the case with the AMORAL GOP. the only thing the AMORAL GOP has gerrymandering and passing laws like this to stay in power.
    North Carolina made the mistake of voting the AMORAL GOP in as a super majority. Being the cockroaches they are the AMORAL GOP gerrymandered itself into every crack and dirty crevice North Carolina has to offer.
    If it were the other way around the AMORAL GOP would have no issue with things as they are regarding current registration requirements.

  8. But it is good good governance when the Democrats gerrymander Illinois electoral districts and permit ineligible persons to vote?
    Vote fraud is a crime that Democrats rely upon to maintain their tyrannical power.

  9. “We must recognize, that part of the price for freedom may well be insecurity, but the price for complete security is inhumanity.” ~ Martin Luther King
    For those who want total security, they can go to prison…. personally I won’t give up my freedom.
    “20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency”
    http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/23/20642-new-regulations-added-in-the-obama-presidency
    The freedom of the American people is being annihilated at the speed of light… we live under tyranny now, I won’t help them enslave me!

  10. There is only a right to vote IF you are qualified to vote, so voting is obviously just a privilege because you must jump thru the state mandated hoops before voting. It’s the reason felons don’t have the right to vote, because the state says you don’t qualify to vote if you’re a felon. Concentrate “really” hard, this will challenge your intellect, no really
    The U.S. Constitution Enshrines the Pre-existing Practice Where THE PEOPLE of The STATES Qualify & Register Voters.
    Article I, Sec. 2, clause 1, U.S. Constitution, says:
    The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature
    The words tell us THE STATES set the qualifications for electors [“voters”]: Whoever votes in elections for the State House, is eligible to vote for members of the federal House of Representatives.
    Federalist Paper No. 52 (2nd para) confirms this:
    The first view to be taken of …[the House of Representatives] relates to the qualifications of the electors [voters] and the elected. Those of the former are to be the same with those of the electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures. The definition of the right of suffrage is very justly regarded as a fundamental article of republican government. It was incumbent on the convention, therefore, to define and establish this right in the Constitution. To have submitted it to the legislative discretion of the States, would have been improper for the same reason; and for the additional reason that it would have rendered too dependent on the State governments that branch of the federal government which ought to be dependent on the people alone. To have reduced the different qualifications in the different States to one uniform rule, would probably have been as dissatisfactory to some of the States as it would have been difficult to the convention. The provision made by the convention appears … to be the best that lay within their option. It must be satisfactory to every State, because it is conformable to the standard already established, or which may be established, by the State itself. It will be safe to the United States, because, being fixed by the State constitutions, it is not alterable by the State governments, and it cannot be feared that the people of the States will alter this part of their constitutions in such a manner as to abridge the rights secured to them by the federal Constitution.
    In Federalist No. 57 (5th para)
    Who are to be the electors of the federal representatives? …The electors are to be the same who exercise the right in every State of electing the corresponding branch of the legislature of the State
    Before the U.S. Constitution was ratified, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATES qualified & registered voters; these qualifications WERE SET FORTH IN THEIR STATE CONSTITUTIONS, and they differed from STATE to STATE. This is the practice which was enshrined in Art. I, Sec. 2, cl. 1, U.S. Constitution.
    Everyone understood that in the U.S. Constitution, the States, or rather, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATES by means of their State Constitutions retained authority to qualify & register voters.
    Accordingly, even though Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment (ratified 1868) made citizens of the freed slaves, they still couldn’t vote unless their States let them. Section 2 merely said that if a State denied suffrage to such new citizens, then the State’s population number for purposes of apportioning Representatives would be reduced.
    In 1868, everyone understood that the states had reserved the power over qualification & registration of the voters!
    Of course the states can mandate photo voter ID cards! really, you know so much that just ain’t so…