Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mississsippi - We Don't Want Everybody to Vote

Paul Weyrich - founder of the American Legislative Exchange Council
(for those of you who have not seen this before)
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From HuffPo yesterday

The law, signed by Gov. Phil Bryant (R) earlier this year but still pending federal approval, includes a measure allowing Mississipians [sic] to get free voter ID cards if they present a birth certificate. But Mississippi law also requires its residents to show valid photo identification in order to get a copy of their birth certificate. Most applicants for voter ID cards are presumed to be seeking them because they don't have another acceptable form of photo ID. In other words, no birth certificate, no voter ID -- but also no photo ID, no birth certificate.

According to the Jackson Free Press, Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for the Mississippi Secretary of State's office, has confirmed the catch-22.

Catch-22 – I don’t think that is what I would call it.

The “Voter Identification Initiative” in Mississippi was sponsored by
Joseph Edgar Fillingame
On the 15th day of January, 2009

And yes – from – He is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Rep. Joey E. Fillingane (R-41); Civil Justice Task Force[10]

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