Voter ID Laws

Many State Voter Id Laws Appear to Have Same Tie to ALEC

Posted October 20th, 2012 by Erin Jane
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"more than half of the 62 (VOTER ID) bills were sponsored by members or conference attendees of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...Pennsylvania’s law, which is counted among that group, was sponsored by Republican State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, an ALEC member...“We knew the Indiana law was upheld by the Supreme Court,” he (METCALFE) said. “I’m not sure how much ALEC influenced Indiana law.” ALEC has nearly 2,000 state legislator members who pay $100 in dues every two years.

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ALEC: Corporations Funding Legislation and Intellectual Property

Posted October 18th, 2012 by Erin Jane
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I have been reading up on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a legislation powerhouse responsible for laws such as the Voter ID legislation that we are dealing with here in PA. They claim to be proponents of the free market, federalism, and limited government, but this whole group is just really creeping me out. Seems to support of transition of power, rather than a lessening of regulation. And then I saw this article supporting intellectual property rights.

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Voter ID Laws Are 'Poll Taxes'

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters.
In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the attorney general said the Justice Department "will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right." Under the law passed in Texas, Holder said that "many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them – and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them."

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