Thursday, January 10, 2008

ID's required to vote....elderly hit hardest

So, over in Indiana we have a poster-child for ID-free voting.

See, she decided that the requirement of showing an ID is unduly restrictive on her ability to vote wherever, and how often she wanted to.

Faye Buis-Ewing, 72 years young, and a resident of both Indiana AND Florida...

claimed two states as her primary residence and received a homestead exemption on her property taxes in both states.

Monday night from her Florida home, Ewing said she and her husband Kenneth “winter in Florida and summer in Indiana.” She admitted to registering to vote in both states, but stressed that she¹s never voted in Florida. She also has a Florida driver’s license, but when she tried to use it as her photo ID in the Indiana elections in November 2006, poll workers wouldn’t accept it.

See! Look at how the elderly are singled out for this vigilante enforcement.
I bet (since she's elderly) she had to go out specifically for a picture ID, just so she could vote.

I bet the "poor" have to go out to get a picture ID just so they can vote, too.

Because no one else - like banks, rental companies, utility companies, check cashing operations, Government social service agencies,Drivers license offices, ETC. would ever think about doubting who the "elderly" or "the poor" would say they were- because they're beyond reproach....because of their victim status- or something.

AND,,,as long as we're making sure the elderly and poor aren't put out by having to obtain specifically for voting, we should do away with the pesky thing called 'fraud', because the elderly are too enfeebled to understand this...

According to Ewing and Ann Nucatola, public information director for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Ewing surrendered her Indiana driver¹s license in 2000, when she moved to Florida and obtained her Florida license. Nucatola said that a driver must have a Florida address to obtain a Florida driver¹s license.

“And if they own property in two states they have to get a license that says ‘valid in Florida only,’” Nucatola said.

Ewing said Monday that her license is a “regular” one that she uses in both states. She renewed it in 2007 on a Punta Gorda, Fla. address.

At the Charlotte County, Fla. voter registration office, Sandy Wharton, vote qualifying office manager, said Ewing registered to vote in Charlotte County on Sept. 18, 2002, and signed an oath that she was a Florida resident and understood that falsifying the voter application was a third-degree felony punishable by prison and a fine up to $5,000. Wharton said her office checked Ewing’s Florida residency and qualified her on Oct. 2, 2002. On Oct. 4, 2002, they mailed her Florida voter card to her, to the West Lafayette, Ind. address that Ewing gave as a mailing address.

However, Ewing didn’t vote in Florida that year, nor has she ever voted in Charlotte County, Wharton said. But, just a month after receiving her Florida voter card, she did vote in the November 2002 elections in Tippecanoe County, Ind., according to Heather Maddox, co-director of elections and registration in Tippecanoe.

Ewing confirmed that she is registered in both states to vote, but at first said the Florida registration came automatically with her driver’s license. She repeatedly denied signing the oath on the Florida application. She also said Indiana mailed her an absentee ballot, but she didn’t use it or vote that year.

However, Heather Maddox, co-director of election registration in Tippecanoe County, said Ewing voted in Indiana in 2002, 2003 and 2004, before the Indiana ID law took effect in 2005.

Yes, I can understand her elderly 'confusion' about about voting where you live,,,because if pressed, I'd have to assume that she votes Democrat as often as possible- if she can remember - since she's so mentally feeble, and all.

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