Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Delbert: Move forward on Voter ID

The Mississippi Secretary of State issued this statement yesterday on the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act:

“The United States Supreme Court placed Mississippi on equal footing with every other State.

The Court’s decision removes requirements for Mississippi to travel through the expensive and time consuming Federal application process for any change to state, county, or municipal voting law.

Mississippi citizens have earned the right to determine our voting processes. Our relationships and trust in each other have matured. This chapter is closed.

The process for implementation of Constitutional Voter Identification begins today. It will be conducted in accordance with the Constitutional Amendment adopted by the electorate, funded by the Legislature, and regulations as proposed by the Secretary of State.”


Foolwatcher said...

They're coming out of the woodwork already, appearing on capitol steps, wringing hands, promising a return to the 50s, warning their brothers of a new wave of discrimination.....

I'm frankly disappointed in our black legislators who, so far, have shown their asses and sounded false alarms.

Anonymous said...

Maybe now elections will be more honest and above board.

Anonymous said...

About time we don't have to request permission from the man in mirrorer-shades to take a piss.

"Takin' a piss-break, Boss"

"Reachin' for my sweat-rag, Boss"

"Movin' a precinct 23 ft., Boss"

Anonymous said...

I'm frankly disappointed in our black legislators who, so far, have shown their asses and sounded false alarms.

But not actually suprised, right?

Anonymous said...

4:57 I think to be disappointed, there had to be some built in expectation that wasn't met, so I think that he/she is saying surprised. Probably a post-lunch coma and wasn't thinking clearly...

Anonymous said...

This won't stop voter-fraud. A step in the right direction? Yes but, voter fraud has many levels.

Anonymous said...

I think that voter fraud has corrupted the election process nation wide. Voted ID is GREAT but don't think for a second that these people that have become experts at stealing elections have already figured out new ways to steal elections. That nightmare in Hattiesburg is just the tip of the iceburg. Even when these slugs get caught like Dupree did they just thumb their nose at Delbert and invite Sharpton down for as little hell raising!

Anonymous said...

Electronic voting machines ... victory is only a hack away. Probably how we got the current TOTUS.

Anonymous said...

The Dems' arguments against voter ID surely have merit, but does it really matter? Both parties stand to lose more voters to complacency than voter ID.

Just look at the turnout in the general election for Jackson's mayor. If a mayoral candidate as divisive as Mr. Lumumba can't bring out voters, then showing an ID isn't going to change a thing. Remember, generally speaking, his adversaries were the ones that support voter ID.

(BTW, my favorite was Mayor Lumumba's declaration that the "people have spoken." Not really, Mr. Mayor. They just didn't show up.)

Anonymous said...

Exactly how do anyones arguments against voter ID, democrat or otherwise, have any merits what so ever? I have yet to see a single valid argument made against it.

bill said...

The saddest part of the voter fraud mess is that the elected official who can do the most to stop it - your county Election Commissioner - is the most unknown and under appreciated position in Mississippi. Think most people don't know who their County Supervisors are? Try asking the man on the street if he even knows he has an Election Commissioner, never mind who it is. We'll have fair and honest elections when the voters decide they want fair and honest elections.

FYI - mine's Tim Jenkins.

KK said...

Yes, please move forward. Because so many people are defrauding the vote by in-person voting. No, wait, almost no in-person voter fraud. And don't do anything to address absentee voter fraud. Don't address multi-day voting, or move it to Saturday. Mississippi has the answer. It's not number 1 for nothing.

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