Hillary Slams Voter ID Laws
Clinton gives a very candidate-sounding speech, say observers
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2013 6:13 AM CDT
Updated Aug 13, 2013 7:41 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton speaks to the American Bar Association Monday in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(Newser) – The first speech by Hillary the 2016 candidate? The former secretary of state yesterday lit into voter ID laws springing up across the nation as well as the Supreme Court's decision in June to defang the Voting Rights Act, reports NBC News. The big quote in her speech to the American Bar Association: "Now, not every obstacle is related to race, but anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention," she said, calling on Congress to step forward.

It sure sounded like a candidate's speech, writes Sean Sullivan in the Washington Post, who says Clinton must "get in the game" on key issues if she does indeed plan to run. On this issue in particular, Clinton can "make her case as the heir apparent to Obama and try to persuade parts of his coalition—minorities and liberals in particular—to back her." (She spoke on the same day that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into place a law requiring voters to have a photo ID, reports the News & Observer.) Over at CBS, Anthony Weiner offers up a maybe-hint that Clinton will run when asked last night if he knows what wife Huma Abedin's role would be in a campaign. "I do," he said. But, "I'm not telling you." In the coming months, Clinton plans speeches on national security and America's standing in the world. Much of her public presence in this "next phase of life" will come through the family foundation she is co-running with Bill and Chelsea Clinton, notes Politico. It's the first time since the 1992 campaign that she and Bill are essentially working together.

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Devo74
Aug 15, 2013 12:41 PM CDT
"What difference does it make" I'll be just like Obama but with a twist, But I prefer rugs on the floors in the White House so I can sweep everything under it......... What difference does it make!
UMTigerFan
Aug 14, 2013 3:01 PM CDT
Owning and Purchasing a Firearm is a Constitutionally protected right. In order to purchase a firearm, I have to show a Photo ID to prove I am who I say I am, and that I am a citizen, not a felon and am legally permitted to own or purchase the firearm. These regulations have been approved by the courts all over the country. Voting is a Constitutionally Protected Right. In order to vote, I should have to show a Photo ID to prove I am who I say I am, that I am a citizen and legally authorized to cast a vote. The Supreme Court has already upheld Photo ID laws in Indiana, and several other states have laws modeled after the Indiana law. The rules and regulations regarding elections are up to the states, and the states are granted that authority by the Constitution. As long as they treat everyone equally, and do not violate the rights of any group of people, the rules and regulations are legal. There is no legal requirement for early voting. There is no legal requirement to voting by mail. There is no legal requirement for same day registration. The North Carolina does not go into effect until 2016. If the Dems are that concerned, they have 3 years to set up hotlines, get transportation for the persons needing and ID, and plenty of time to assist these people getting IDs. However, once the ACA is implemented, these same folks are going to need a photo ID just to get medical care. All of the Dem arguments are a straw dog argument.
HMD-SMD-ITY
Aug 13, 2013 11:57 PM CDT
Democrats, especially in Little Dixie, need a system that allows "alternate" voting systems in place in order to put in the candidate they want. It happens through 1) proxy in person voting, 2) proxy absentee voting, 3) creative campaign finance, 4) control of the state and federal court system from outside, inside, below, above, and in hyperspace. So, Democrats need people to vote for themselves, first. Then, they need to go in and vote on behalf of people who are in hospitals, sick beds, and rest homes. Then, Democrats need as many people in small towns to vote via absentee ballots so that they can just sign the ballot and then have DP officials fill out the actual votes back at party headquarters. So, we found out about the substitute voting and caught them red handed. We got a few convictions on that but it still happens in many other cities where officials were not as lucky as us to get rollover witnesses. Then people still hand in their signed absentee ballots because your average Democrat just does not understand the candidates, issues, and state questions. So party officials can better make those voting decisions for that person. We tried to get this through a state grand jury but they said current state law did not cover substitute absentee balloting. So for now, its legal and if Democrats want to elect people that way, its their own personal business. As for the creative campaign finance, BAZINGA we presented that to a federal grand jury and we hit the BILLION dollar lottery, we got a conviction, PRAISE THE LORD. One of the investigators, CARL C., did not get to see him wear the ankle beeper but Carl is looking down and laughing for sure. Not only that, we got convictions of six other Democratic Party leaders. Yes, take that, we sent them to state and federal prison. We got those SOB's behind bars for massive election fraud that Hillary is defending in this story. So, if you are reading this and you are upset at the tactics used by Democrats to get people elected and financed, then look at the Little Dixie Democratic Party Conviction story. So posted below are the cases I mentioned First the DOJ convicts a 60-year experienced Democratic Senator on incredibly massive Democratic Party fraud. http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2003/April/03_crm_202.htm Next, we lined up his cronies and sent them to prison for their Democratic Party sins. http://newsok.com/steve-phipps-mike-mass-sentenced/article/3372944 Then we discovered another Democratic Party cronie sucking down on the corruption teet. We sent him packing to prison. http://www.kten.com/story/5265378/former-mcalester-city-manager-sentenced-to-4-years-in-prison Then we got a conviction on this guy and he went and died on us before we could send him to prison. It is interesting to know that this guy operated the hotel that the BNSF train engineers use. This hotel figured big in the trafficking of illegals from Mexico for the Tyson Chicken plants. You remember that case, Tyson made a phone call to Mexico and the illegals were loaded on train cars and then it stopped in McAlester where they were billeted at this hotel. But Tyson got caught for the human trafficking scheme and paid a fine and went on. http://newsok.com/businessman-francis-stipe-dies-awaiting-sentencingbrspan-classhl2older-brother-gene-is-expected-to-seek-furlough-for-funeral.span/article/3270223