Subscribe Register Login
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:40 a.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Arkansas election officials defend voter ID

Lawyers say law protects process

By John Lynch

This article was published March 13, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Protecting the integrity of Arkansas' elections must take priority over one man's refusal to submit to the state's voter identification law, election officials told the Pulaski County circuit judge who will be considering the legality of the law in the coming days.

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Print Headline: Election officials defend voter ID

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: Arkansas election officials defend voter ID

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 total comments

TuckerMax says... March 13, 2018 at 6:54 a.m.

The entire photo ID movement was to inconvenience voter groups who tend to vote for Democrats. Remember the North Carolina representative on the news saying what they were doing to screw the Democrats? "Voter ID, check." We've voted since statehood without voter IDs. Yet the "compelling state interest" is preventing something nobody can prove happens. Voter fraud of greater than 1 in 200,000 votes is the Republicans "fake news."

( | suggest removal )

GeneralMac says... March 13, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.

Sure, TuckerMax..........the Democrat voters you are referring to are those poor people who claim they have no picture ID yet are drawing every kind of welfare imaginable.....HUD, food stamps, Medicaid.

Is welfare in the US that easy to get that no ID is required ?

( | suggest removal )

Popsmith says... March 13, 2018 at 9:46 a.m.

Everyone I know is most willing to prove who they are in any circumstance. My mother-in-law's driver's license expired when she was 82. She didn't bother to renew it so as to have an identification. She sometimes has trouble convincing the doctor and pharmacist who she is.
I'm sure voting is not as important.

( | suggest removal )

mrcharles says... March 13, 2018 at 10:57 a.m.

Just another brick in the wall.

Across america the gop is protecting themselves from voters. The list is long of roadblocks, and as Tucker max states , it is really not a problem compared to the damage it does. In pennsylvania a judge asked for proof of and proof of what could be and as the gop had their thumb in their ...... they sayeth nothing.

If they just had the integrity to just say what they are really doing instead of couching in terms of voter integrity . I say elect Sgt Custer and "it" would have no qualms of telling of the right's evil disdain for the poor, elderly, minorities, the ill, the disabled , the non fascist, etc. "It" like a rattlesnake announces what it is, unlike most gop's hiding in the grass. "it" should be commended for telling everyone "its" venomous nature .

( | suggest removal )

hah406 says... March 13, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

The bigger issue is that the fraud is essentially non-existent, and the law is written out of bounds with the constitution of the state. Article 3 Section 1 states that one only need be a citizen of the U.S., a resident of Arkansas, 18 years of age or older, and lawfully registered. If you want the rules changed, do what is necessary to amend our state constitution. Don't write some backroom law with the express intent to disenfranchise a specific group of voters. It is anti-American to do that.

( | suggest removal )

GeneralMac says... March 13, 2018 at 12:06 p.m.

hah406.........what you listed are the stipulations on who can vote.

I see nothing wrong with enforcing those stipulations via requiring an ID.

( | suggest removal )

Lynchman says... March 13, 2018 at 12:58 p.m.

Let me get this straight, the law requires me to show my ID to prove my age to buy liquor or beer but it’s discrimination to require my ID to vote. What’s wrong with this picture?

( | suggest removal )

23cal says... March 13, 2018 at 1:33 p.m.

Lynchman: There is no right as a citizen to be able to buy liquor, so that kind of restriction is acceptable to access that privilege. Also, that sort of restriction isn't designed to abrogate the rights of citizens. Additionally, if minors buying liquor were virtually unheard of, then there probably wouldn't be such a restriction. Last, the ID requirement for liquor solves a real and existing problem of minors buying liquor. There is not real and existing problem with widespread voter fraud based on impersonation.
There is a right to vote which citizens have. Requiring a photo ID is designed to obstruct and to interfere with that right. As TuckerMax pointed out above, that is the purpose, and they have admitted to it.

( | suggest removal )

TimberTopper says... March 13, 2018 at 2:52 p.m.

There is no defense for something not needed. Voter Fraud is not a problem. Check out the numbers.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online