I didn't the last time I voted.
Personally I think there are far too many things that might the nutters heads explode. We should look at doing something about that.
In Canada you don't need an ID to vote?
Elections Canada Online | Voter Identification at the Polls
A utility bill with name and address will do or a friend can vouch for you.
The problem with the debate is that it is really purely a political move. Only one party is really keen on it because most of the people that it would disenfranchise vote for their rivals.
The organizers are not checking people's IDs before allowing them to participate. It is a "do" because if police decide to get involved they can demand your ID, and if you don't have it, then it can become a problem.
How and who does it disenfranchise?
If it does disenfranchise people... is that what it does in Canada?
LMAO. You CAN'T be serious!
What a joke that statement is.
Do you want me to FILL this thread with clips of people refusing to give cops their ID?
It disproportionately impacts poorer people, minorities, and the elderly.
With essentially no evidence that voter fraud is an issue, you have to wonder why so many republicans are intent on pushing for stricter ID laws.
Canada currently has quite liberal I.D. requirements, where a utility bill can be used or a person with ID can vouch for you. The Cons are trying to tighten that up here too though.
In how many of those videos does it cause a problem when they refuse to show their ID?
Most US states have laws that allow police to actually arrest you if you don't provide ID when asked. In other states, they still have the power to make your life very hard if you don't comply. So in the interest of a peaceful and non confrontational protest, it is just easier to be ready to comply if need be.
Nothing makes me laugh more than seeing this...
"Can I see an ID?"
"Am I under arrest?"
"Can I go?"
"I'm trying to find out who you are!"
"Am I being detained?"
lmao... it goes on and on.
Yep, saw a few of those on Youtube. In one the officers lean into the car once the citizen is ousted and one says to the other; "that SOB knows his rights" - then sees the citizens camera and knocks it over. Too funny.
I don't have any problem handing the cops my ID, but I do hesitate when they ask "where you coming from ?" Never had the guts to tellem to fuk off though.
So that is a big problem in Canada? The government of Canada is deliberately disenfranchising the poor, minorities, and the elderly by having a voter ID law?
Voter fraud is an issue.
I could fill this slot up as well...
Voter fraud occurs in Texas, though convictions and guilty pleas are rare | PolitiFact Texas
We don't even have that law. It is considered racist to have to ID yourself when voting in the US.
Almost every one! Cops do not like being told they do not need to see an ID simply because they want to. The cops get POed!
They checked IDs to make sure they knew who was participating. They want to make sure everyone is identified. They didn't want any spies.
It is laughable to think it was because the police want to check.
Either way it was hypocritical to require IDs to protest against having to show an ID while voting.