Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More voting problems

Voting rights groups are trying to stop Georgia elections officials from screening new voters by asking them to prove their identities and citizenship.
Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stanley Birch has asked the voting groups, the state and the federal government to hammer out a compromise during a long lunch break.
The groups asked a three-judge federal panel Wednesday to stop Secretary of State Karen Handel from matching new voter applications with driver's license and Social Security data.
It comes days after a federal judge rejected their claims.
District Judge Jack Camp said he worried that halting the screenings could lead to "significant voter confusion" before the November 4 election. But he noted the groups still had the option to appeal to the three-judge panel.

3 comments:

Seth said...

Call me a right-wing nut job, but what is the problem with making sure someone is who they say they are in order to vote? Hasn't ACORN taught us anything.

Eric Hudson said...

I agree with you on this one. It shouldn't be something hard to do, but some ID or a utility bill seems reasonable.

The problem is with so much discrimination in the past, (making blacks recite parts of the constitution, etc.) There is a large group of people that want absolutely no limits on getting to the voting booth.

I agree everyone should have easy access to vote, but there are some very simple things that can be done to prevent voter fraud.

Seth said...

What's with all this talk of "civil unrest" after the election? Are we going to have Rodney King style rioting either way? Look, I'm going to be surprised if Obama loses, but if it happens, am I naive to think it's because republicans actually voted and not because WHite America is stealing the election? So many questions....