Friday, August 3, 2012

Have they no shame?

Obama campaign sues to restrict military voting

The article hypes the military voting angle (which has some merit) but I think the bigger issue is the suits to get the law reversed on the control and verification angle. Specifically the ACLU is part of the suite due to the restrictions placed on poll workers, restrictions placed on vote counters and the stronger voter ID requirements. The ACLU suite opposes the law's limits on poll worker assistance to voters.

They oppose the restriction of "assistance" (i.e. helping a voter complete their ballot). Sorry but if you can not figure out how to complete the ballot maybe you should not be there. I want your vote to be your vote, not that of the poll worker who "helped" you complete it.

I also don't want vote counters trying to determine voter "intent". Sorry, if you could not take the time and care to only fill in one circle or punch (completely) one chad, your vote is invalid and should be set aside. I would like to see some statistics of how many "unclear" ballots wind up breaking Democrat.

Lastly, if you do not have a valid photo ID, no vote for you! It is that simple. You have to have valid ID to get cigarettes, buy beer, travel by plane, drive a car, cash a check, and about 100 other things. Most states offer free or reduced cost photo IDs for people that don't drive.

Any improper vote is one vote too many. In some cases, a few hundred votes in a swing state can make all the difference. Each vote is precious and should be protected. Too many good people died to make sure we could.

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