Have the Obamanites hit a dead end in fighting the voter ID law?

mac9 2012/08/18 17:50:33
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Egg on Obama's and Holder's faces? They did want the voter ID law to fail. Read the article and the 93 year old pawn they were using. ID fraud fails again.

The “star witness” against Pennsylvania Voter ID just got herself an ID card
The "star witness" against Pennsylvania Voter ID just got herself an ID card

By: John Hayward
8/17/2012 01:35 AM


Vote-fraud defenders have been using Viviette Applewhite, a
93-year old Pennsylvania woman whose birth certificate copies were
destroyed in two separate house fires, as the “star witness” against
Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law. Her Social Security card was stolen a
while ago, and she doesn’t have a drivers’ license. Without either
birth certificate or SS card, this sweet old lady would be ruthlessly
“disenfranchised,” because she couldn’t get one of the new photographic
voter ID cards the state is handing out.

Except… the day after a judge refused to issue a temporary injunction
against the voter ID law, Applewhite hopped on a bus, went to the
PennDOT center, and got herself an ID card. She apparently did this
without consulting the vote-fraud defenders that have been using her as a
prop in their legal battles. Now they’ll need a fire hose to clean the
egg from their faces.

The Philadephia Inquirer article
reads like a horror story for voter ID opponents. The Pennsylvania law
grants discretionary powers to Department of Transportation clerks, who
are permitted to take the age of the applicant into consideration.
Applewhite was not entirely without documentation – she had a 20-year
old Medicare card with some illegible numbers, hand-written Department
of Public Welfare documents, and some other material that verified her
address. One of the biggest sticking points was that her last name had
been changed through marriage.

The clerk carefully looked over her paperwork, decided it was good
enough, and issued her voter ID card. A delighted Applewhite rode the
bus home with her pocketbook open in her lap, gazing fondly at her new
ID card, while telling fellow passengers she was “happy as a clam.”
When she got home, she gushed to a neighbor, “I didn’t fight for
nothing. I fought and got my rights.” She wasn’t trying to shred the
duly enacted laws of the state, as part of some huge political drama.
She just wanted her voter ID.

The defenders of vote fraud have been reduced to hysterical antics in
the wake of Applewhite’s personal triumph. Penda Hair, co-director of
something called the “Advancement Project,” sneered that “PennDot was
flexible providing the ID without Mrs. Applewhite having the documents
required by law. We wonder if that would be the case for someone who
wasn’t a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit and the subject of a lot of
attention in the press.” But the Inquirer sent a reporter
along with Applewhite, and this observer “saw no sign that the clerk
recognized her or realized she was a major figure in the battle over the

State ACLU director Witold Walczak’s warned there were “thousands of
Ms. Applewhites out there who still don’t have ID. It would be nice if
PennDOT relaxed the rules for all of them.” Oooga-booga! There are still monsters under the bed! Trust us!

Walczak is as disingenuous as the defenders of vote fraud always are. As verified by the Inquirer’s observer, the state did not “relax” any rules for Applewhite. It followed the
rules, which proved flexible enough to handle the most extreme hard
case the ACLU could dig up. Actually, an even better ending for the
story would have been issuing a new birth certificate to Applewhite, who
said she has been trying unsuccessfully to obtain one for years. It
has always been puzzling why these vast, well-funded “civil rights
organizations” didn’t use their resources to help her, instead of using
her as a puppet in the courtroom.

Well, okay, it’s not “puzzling” at all. I was just being polite. Game, set, and match for voter ID.

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  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 20:31:48
    I support voter ID
    With 75% of the American people supporting voter ID, it would appear so. Watch for the issue to be slowly withdrawn from the Democrats' public discussions.

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  • moomoof 2012/08/20 18:50:10
    Even though I see how easy it was for this senior to get her ID I don't like it
    Biased options woooo
    Yes the fraud that doesn't exist the only purpose of these laws is for republicans to cheat wooooooo yea down with the constitution down with voters rights let's take away theright to vote for everyone !! woooooo
    No blacks no hispanics no young no senor citizens
    Anyone with half a brain no votes for you

  • ☆astac☆~PWCM 2012/08/19 16:30:01
    ID law keeps voting legitimate
    Team obama have been attacking the laws of our land for over 3 years now. Him and Holder need to be impeached and imprisoned
  • fluer 2012/08/19 12:29:22
    I support voter ID
    I think if you want to vote you should verify who you are. Otherwise it is not one person one vote.
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/08/19 11:05:27
    I support voter ID
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    Even this poll shows the percentage of folks in favor of Voter ID laws! Good for the old gal! SCREW YOU 0-STUPID!
  • Walt 2012/08/19 07:26:27
    I support voter ID
    Only 0blah-blah minions thought requiring identification was "disenfranchisement." It made no sense for them to object to begin with. All it takes for their agreement with the most absurd liberal concepts is for 0bama to fart and they're "all up in there."
  • TheTruth1313 2012/08/19 07:05:23
    I support voter ID
    I would certainly hope so. Showing ID at the polls is simply common sense.
  • Red 2012/08/19 04:41:18
  • Don Leuty 2012/08/19 02:26:12
    I support voter ID
    Don Leuty
    Not a true dead end, but enough of one to sting them in Nov.
  • Ozzyboy 2012/08/19 01:31:56
    I support voter ID
    If you can get out to vote why can't you get out to get an ID? It's so simple!
  • goatman112003 2012/08/19 01:17:43
    I support voter ID
    Simple fact who is the individual claiming to be this individual.
  • DoxieDad 2012/08/18 22:26:56
    I support voter ID
    Both sides of this issue bitch about or support this issue depending on how any given election might be appearing to go. With elections every two to four years there is no legitimate excuse for not being able to get a picture ID. in that amount of time. If you can't get out to get an ID card you can't get out to vote. I Georgia they will come to your house to do it.
  • DuncanONeil 2012/08/18 22:12:22
    I support voter ID
    But the real question is why do they oppose such a requirement?
  • Concerned Citizen 2012/08/18 20:57:39
    I support voter ID
    Concerned Citizen
    The left is only good at things they can cheat at!

    A bazillion raves for the image at the top of your post.... :)
  • ed 2012/08/18 20:53:00
    ID law keeps voting legitimate
    They have
  • Dandydon 2012/08/18 20:45:32
    I support voter ID
    Do it...
  • Dee 2012/08/18 20:39:07
    I support voter ID
    What a gutsy Lady! 93 years old and she showed everyone she's a take charge kind of gal. Love her moxie for being able to get her own ID with little or no trouble.
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 20:31:48
    I support voter ID
    With 75% of the American people supporting voter ID, it would appear so. Watch for the issue to be slowly withdrawn from the Democrats' public discussions.
  • Kat ♪ ~ ♪ 2012/08/18 20:28:05
    I support voter ID
    Kat ♪ ~ ♪
    All states should have it
  • HarleyCharley 2012/08/18 17:57:45
    ID law keeps voting legitimate
    they want all the dead people to vote...

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