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Supreme Court Ruling...next week's primaries

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  • Jason Rosenberg
    In a 6-3 ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of indiana can enact a bill that would require Indiana voters to provide a photo ID in order to
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28, 2008
      In a 6-3 ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of
      indiana can enact a bill that would require Indiana voters to provide
      a photo ID in order to vote. While the Supreme Court noted that
      Indiana does not have a history of voter fraud and legal voters who
      are registered to vote but are without photo identification might
      have a hard time voting, the state could enact a Republican sponsored
      bill that was signed into law in 2005 requiring voters to have a
      photo ID. Some states do require voters to have a form of ID, but it
      doesn't necessarily have to have a photo on it. So a bill or
      insurance card might work.


      For any Indiana video bloggers you might be able to get some
      interesting footage of people getting turned away from the polling
      places next Tuesday 5/6 because they didn't have a photo ID.

      Here's a link to the AP story: http://tinyurl.com/48rk7e

      here's some highlights:

      Indiana provides IDs free of charge to people without driver's
      licenses. It also allows voters who lack photo ID's to cast a
      provisional ballot and then show up within 10 days at their county
      courthouse to produce identification or otherwise attest to their
      identity.

      Many Democrats criticized the ruling Monday. It places "an
      unnecessary burden on elderly and low-income voters, not to mention
      other voters of disparate racial and ethnic backgrounds," said Senate
      Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

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