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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:47 AM

Supreme Court will hear dispute over GOP legislators' defense of North Carolina voter ID law

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Supreme Court said Wednesday that it will hear a case brought by Republican legislators in North Carolina who are seeking to defend the state's strict voter ID law because they think the Democratic state attorney general is not adequately representing their interests.

North Carolina Senate Bill 824 requires a photo ID to vote. It was immediately challenged by the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, which argues that the law disproportionately impacts African American and Latino voters.

The dispute raises questions about who can act as an agent of the state to defend a law in a divided government.

The Republican politicians, Philip Berger, the president pro tempore of the state Senate and Timothy Moore, the speaker of the state House of Representatives, seek the right to intervene to defend the law. They argued in court papers that the case raises issues that are of "particular importance in the context of divided government and litigation involving controversial matters."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/24/politics/supreme-court-north-carolina-voter-id/index.html



This ought to be interesting...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:41 PM

1. Republicans assume that everyone drives and thus everyone has a voter ID.

Many people cannot afford a car, and they use buses and other public transportation. Obtaining a photo ID, especially if a state makes it particularly difficult, can be daunting. For example, if you cannot afford a car in my city and thus do not need a driverís license, you take the bus to work. Ut bus routes are limited because this is Texas and Republicans donít want public transportation. If the office you need to go to isnít near a bus route, youíre forced to take a taxi there and back to get a photo ID. What happens if youíre too poor to afford taxis? You have no photo ID.

I suspect there are a lot of poor people in North Carolina who may not want to spend the money for a photo ID. Perhaps Democrats should work with the state to set up sites in major areas near public transportation and near places where people shop to make it easier to obtain an ID.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:02 PM

3. It should be free if mandated by the state to vote...

Voting is a right, driving is a privilege. If a state is going to require a photo id to vote, it should be required to pay for them.

The cost of a drivers license or ID is less than $2, printed and mailed. It's not a huge cost to any state.

And since all states have mobile units, they should be required to hold frequent mobile registration events near where people live.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:45 PM

7. Voter IDs are free in my state; Ga. Cant speak for the others.

We've already had elections with them recently.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:59 PM

11. North Carolina State ID card

requirements.

1. One document verifying age and identity
2. A Social Security card or one document proving they have a Social Security number
3. For U.S. citizens, one document proving residency
4. Standard non-operator ID card $14

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:06 PM

4. States give state IDs for free.

I know a few who have gone and received them.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:36 PM

5. Whatever money and effort is put forth towards helping people vote is totally worth it.

Although you think if a state required a photo ID then they, in turn, would be required to provide one to each and every citizen eligible to vote.

Period.

There once existed courts that would see that this happened but, alasÖ

So unfortunately, the how, when and where this would occur is the roadblock the GQP has erected against Democracy, I.e., rule by the majority. Therefore if the courts wonít throw out such laws or provide relief then it is up to us to defeat their attempt to rule as a minority by whatever means necessary.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:43 PM

6. This is a misconception about voter ID. You dont have to be a driver.

You dont have to use a drivers license. And here in GA, you can get a voter ID from your local precinct or get a State ID online. My mother no longer drives and thats what she got. And if you dont have a car or a computer, I know our local party workers have already advertised rides to the voting office to get IDs.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. The only "interest" Republicans have is stopping Democrats from voting.

It's the only way the traitors can win.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:03 PM

9. they have another way in NC.

gerrymandering. i loathe the fucking republicans in this state. they have a vise-like grip on the GA even though they did not win with a majority of the vote. they suck suck suck.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 03:03 PM

8. He is not suppose to represent your right win interest....he (the AG) is representing the voters....

and as for as the Roberts Federalist Society majority court his track record says it all.....him and his bunch did after all just plain fuck over the Voting Rights Act.....literally....

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 05:53 PM

10. Here's a link to NC Senate Bill 824

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:59 AM

12. Another Facet Of Trumpism

This is far from the first time we have had divided government so there should be plenty of case history on such matters so what sets this apart to where SCOTUS needs to hear another case like this. About all I can think of is SCOTUS wants to strike down previous Court rulings on this matter.

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