Biden: State Voter ID Push Driven By “Hatred”

Vice President denounces efforts to toughen voting requirements as "marlarkey"

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U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden gives a speech at the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 2, 2013.

Efforts in several states to toughen voter identification requirements are driven by “hatred,” Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

Speaking at an evening reception for African-American History Month at the Naval Observatory, Biden spoke at length about the importance of voting rights, and watching the civil rights movement grow up, from the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches to the present day.

“Without the right to vote, nothing else much mattered,” Biden said, calling his votes to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act some of his proudest as a lawmaker.

In 1982, when President Ronald Reagan and Strom Thurmond backed reauthorization, Biden told the crown he “thought it was done—finally, finally done,” pounding the podium with his fist. But Biden angrily spoke out against the Supreme Court’s decision last year to overturn parts of the law, and legislation in North Carolina, Alabama and Texas that toughens voting requirements.

“These guys never go away. Hatred never, never goes away,” Biden told the crowd of about 150 people, calling the legislation “malarkey.” He added: “The zealotry of those who wish to limit the franchise cannot be smothered by reason.”

“This fight has been too long, this fight has been too hard, to do anything other than win—not on the margins, but flat out win,” the Vice President said.

In his introductory remarks, Biden recognized Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA player, joking, “I told the President, next game, I’ve got him. I may be a white boy, but I can jump.”

Also in attendance were Michigan Rep. John Conyers, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

194 comments
mickeyfinn212
mickeyfinn212

Why do racist Democrats (redundant) think blacks are too stupid to figure out how to get a photo ID?

JohnFleming
JohnFleming

I'm Canadian, can I come out and vote in an American election, and what cats or dogs are on the ballot so I will know which state to vote in...

ahandout
ahandout

 Obama endorsed ACORN, a group that should be prosecuted for racketeering.


SEATTLE, Washington (CNN) -- Clifton Mitchell helped register nearly 2,000 voters for the community group ACORN. But not one of them actually existed.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/22/voter.fraud/

18 Former ACORN Workers Have Been Convicted or Admitted Guilt in Election Fraud

 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/26/acorn-workers-convicted-admitted-guilt-election-fraud/

Right up until ACORN was discredited and de-funded (they were getting tax dollars to commit fraud) Obama and Biden pushed to give them Billions more. 

paulejb
paulejb

Iowa Refers 80 Cases of Voter Fraud to Prosecutors


"Ignoring the fact that voter ID laws were declared constitutional in a 2006 Supreme Court decision written by John Paul Stevens, the Court’s then most liberal justice, Biden is continuing the fact-free assault on anti-voter fraud measures."

paulejb
paulejb

Yes, Joe. We hate it when Democrats force dead people to vote.

paulejb
paulejb

Yes, Joe. Honest people do hate Democrat voter fraud. Stop stealing elections and we can tone down the hate.

toptentogo
toptentogo

I do think that this new voting system will work for both sides of the Left and Right....

GuoLiang
GuoLiang

What's wrong with hate?


1. People should hate illegal voters

2. There should be safeguards against illegal voting even if it's not widespread. Go by liberal talking points and we wouldn't need firemen until there's a fire. It's like a mental illness.

barneydidit
barneydidit

@ahandout  Second sentence in your "proof"- "He's one of the few ACORN workers convicted of voter registration fraud."  So by all means....yes....let's make it difficulty for 4% of the population to vote, in order to make it harder for .0004% of the voters to commit fraud. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb 80 case out of how many voters? A million? More? So tell us what that percentage is. And that is after Iowa aggressively scoured the weeds looking for voter fraud.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@toptentogo  We as a country have a dismal voting record compared to other countries in Europe or Australia.  To push positions that further reduce the voter on benefits the rich who seem to be buying elections across the country to push through laws to increase their fortunes. Be very careful what you wish for because an angry public out numbers the 1% by 99% and when the wheels turn, the regulations will be tighter than ever and the tax rates as high as they can be made.

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@GuoLiang  Republicans have these imaginary "illegal voters:" but can't seem to remember where they saw them.  The laws, all pushed by ALEC, the committee of our Corporate Overlords, solved a non-problem but do have real results. we will see that in the mid-terms, the typical FAUX voter will be the one who doesn't have the ID required and hopefully the challenged votes will throw some elections to the opposition.  Karma is a wonderful thing.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@ahandout @JohnFleming  Yeah, visit the nearest Democratic Voter Registration Center, usually near cemeteries providing much needed support to the Voting Dead. Just tell them you intend to vote straight Dims all the way. They will provide papers and support.

ahandout
ahandout

@barneydidit @ahandout  That was in 2008 when the scandal of Obama's ACORN had just been uncovered.  Please grasp another straw.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb  


I thought that you yahoos were claiming that there was NO SUCH THING AS VOTER FRAUD. Now you are claiming that 80 in one state is not enough?

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@ahandout @mantisdragon91@barneydiditWhats wrong Handy. The facts don't agree with your lies?


The Idea Behind Fox News Channel Originated in the Nixon White House

"A Plan for Putting the GOP on TV News" (read it here) is an unsigned, undated memo calling for a partisan, pro-GOP news operation to be potentially paid for and run out of the White House. Aimed at sidelining the "censorship" of the liberal mainstream media and delivering prepackaged pro-Nixon news to local television stations, it reads today like a detailed precis for a Fox News prototype. From context provided by other memos, it's apparent that the plan was hatched during the summer of 1970. And though it's not clear who wrote it, the copy provided by the Nixon Library literally has Ailes' handwriting all over it—it appears he was routed the memo by Haldeman and wrote back his enthusiastic endorsement, refinements, and a request to run the project in the margins.

ahandout
ahandout

@barneydidit @ahandout  Sure you can, as soon as the MSM stops acting like a propaganda tool of the Democratic Party.

We just want to keep Democrats out of prison.  Why would you object to that?  Seems like you are just hateful.

California Sen. Rod Wright convicted of perjury, voter fraud

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday convicted state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on all eight counts in his perjury and voter fraud trial.

The Inglewood Democrat was indicted by a Los Angeles County grand jury in September 2010. 

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/jan/28/local/la-me-pc-rod-wright-verdict-20140127

barneydidit
barneydidit

@ahandout @barneydidit  Can I get some non-Fox News generated data to support your "truth" about voter fraud handout? How many instances of voter fraud (not voter registration fraud, Mickey Mouse had never successfully voted) have actually been documented? 

ahandout
ahandout

@barneydidit @ahandout  ACORN and the Democratic Party has been committing voter fraud for decades.  Chicago is notorious for voter fraud.  Now who do we know that comes from Chicago?

From the article in 2008:  ACORN has recently released a video on the Internet called "Fight Back: The Truth About ACORN." It uses a mix of interviews and video to fight what the group calls Republican efforts to suppress voter turnout.

Sound familiar?  It's the same old Democratic Party BS.  


The truth about ACORN became known AFTER the pathetic attempt by CNN in 2008 to minimize the corruption. 

GuoLiang
GuoLiang

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb  So is the percentage of child molesters. Why are liberals so afraid of a reasonable safeguard? Because they can't win without their underclass.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91And what percentage of the voting population is 800? Face it unless tens of thousands of cases of voter fraud are happening in Iowa the number is statistically insignificant.

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb  


If 10% were caught than there were 800 cases of fraud.


If 20% were caught than there were 400 cases of fraud.


You get the picture, right, Bugs?

paulejb
paulejb

@mantisdragon91 @paulejb  


You are so full of it, Bugs. The liberal mantra for years has been that there is no such thing as voter fraud. Liberals lie.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@paulejb @mantisdragon91No one claimed it doesn't exist, its just the number are miniscule, kind of like finding an honest Republican. So what percentage of the Iowa voter population is 80?

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@ahandout @ARTRaveler @GuoLiang  Go and re-check your "facts".  No one ever voted because ACORN got them registered.  Some paid screeners added fake names that ACORN caught and reported but since the form was "completed", it had to be turned in but ACORN identified them as fraud and asked that they be discarded by registration officials. 


We did have a GOP operative take a hidden tape, change it around and edit it to show the opposite of what really happened but that is par for the course for GOP operatives.  We have one of them, Karl Rove's butt boy, Timmy Griffin, who is a federal House member AR-2 who caged FL voters, many on active duty National Guard duty in Afghanistan to keep their ballots from being counted.  That is how the GOP "wins" elections-cheating active duty military of their constitutional voting rights while they are fighting for the country.

wbarstow4
wbarstow4

@mantisdragon91 @wbarstow4 @GuoLiang What you actually are is a fact denying, blinded liberal who will try to say anything (yet never show any facts) to support your derranged argument. Ohhh the people in Urban areas will be held down and repressed if they have to get an id. Ohhh I am a combat vet, oh the sky is falling on all of these poor soles who get everything for free and do nothing in return. Sorry that you and your ghetto freinds might actaully have to get an id, come out of your drug enduced coma and wake up.