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Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

Posted: April 24, 2014 - 5:08pm
Rita Sklar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas carries a copy of a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' voter ID law before a news conference in front of the Pulaski County Court House in Little Rock, Wednesday, April 16. The group on behalf of four voters seeks to block a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Rita Sklar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas carries a copy of a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' voter ID law before a news conference in front of the Pulaski County Court House in Little Rock, Wednesday, April 16. The group on behalf of four voters seeks to block a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state judge has struck down Arkansas' voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot.

In a decision Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox declared the 2013 law void and unenforceable.

Early voting for the 2014 primary opens in 10 days.

Fox was asked to review the law after questions were raised over how absentee ballots should be handled. He said that upon reading the whole law, he found that none of it was valid.

A separate suit was filed last week challenging the entire law.

Republicans backed the law last year and overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe. They said the law was necessary to eliminate voter fraud; Democrats said it was an attempt to disenfranchise voters.

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reader
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reader 04/24/14 - 06:13 pm
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Hurray for Arkansas Voters

Now lets clean house and rid the state of Republican lemmings and their ALEC legislation!

GO BLUE ARKANSAS!

Raving Bear
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Raving Bear 04/24/14 - 06:38 pm
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So you can't a library book

So you can't a library book without ID... Let alone utilities, drivers license, government benefits, access to some locations, the right to hunt and fish... ie you can't live without ID but you can vote... go figure. Guess the left can't win without the dead, and illegal. But then again their motto has always been vote early and vote often.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 04/25/14 - 10:44 am
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And

with ACORN helping register often and then vote often.

reader
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reader 04/25/14 - 04:50 pm
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There is no ACORN anymore

due to the lies perpetrated by an extremist and believed by too many.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 04/25/14 - 05:05 pm
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Yes

Because child prostitution is so politically incorrect.....

reader
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reader 04/25/14 - 05:55 pm
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I'm shocked

just shocked, someone of your brilliance was taken in by the ruse of the edited video fraud used to destroy ACORN. Oh wait.

lachowsj
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lachowsj 04/25/14 - 04:16 pm
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I can

I just show my library card. Maybe they should issue a voter card when you register. That would be fine with me.

reader
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reader 04/25/14 - 04:48 pm
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Agreed lachowsj

I suggested this in another post. Registration happens during any time of the year, with restrictions near elections. Voting is a time limited opportunity and not the time to see check IDs. It should be done when they registered to become REGISTERED voters on the REGISTERED VOTERS LIST. I have my voter registration card in my wallet. If they ask to see it, I'm happy to show it.

libertas
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libertas 04/24/14 - 07:34 pm
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There is only one reason...

anyone would object to showing an ID to vote would be because they want the door left open for voter fraud. You can't fish, hunt, drive a car, cash a check, go to the doctor, buy alcohol, cigarettes, or any other function in society without showing some form of ID yet showing an ID to vote is somehow racist and a deprivation of ones' civil rights?

Seriously, if you think voter ID is wrong you should change your name to lemming because all you are doing is parroting a mantra targeting those that cannot deconstruct obvious and disgusting plantation paternalism.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 04/24/14 - 08:46 pm
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Score one

For government corruption

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