The Green County case involved a group of entrenched Democrat Party county commissioners that lost their Democrat Party Primary race to a reform slate of Democrat Party commission candidates. During the General election however the incumbent commissioners (Soon to become ex-commissioners) mounted an independent write-in campaign in an attempt to keep their jobs. The county was headed for bankruptcy with the old guard in charge, and the citizens of Green County knew that they needed real change that they could not only believe in but that they could trust. The population of Green County is over 80% African American descent so I hardly think that there was a single Republican running for local office.
The incumbents paid $10 for each signature for absentee ballot requests (I think using Federal grant money) and registered the grave yard as well (No ID required then) and all the witness signatures were from only two or three people (two witness signatures OR a notary public seal are required for an absentee ballot request) and all the absentee ballots were mailed to just one address. (On a write-in ballot the name written in must be spelled the exact same way to count. You can’t vote for “William Smith” by writing in “Bill Smith or Will Smith” even if you have called William “Bill” “or “Will” all of your life or he is your brother, so you can see why they only wanted one person voting or writing in the names on these absentee ballots) On election day the slate of corrupt candidates overwhelmingly won a independent candidate split ticket write in campaign in a county where over 80% of the voters historically vote a straight Democrat ticket. All but 7 (I think) of the several 1,000s write in votes for the corrupt candidates were absentee ballots.
Even though this write-in election of independent candidates made a laughing stock out of the Alabama Democrat Party’s commitment to the party‘s own candidates, as well as putting the lie to the Party's stated commitment to help the very people they fought to harm, the people of Green County. The Democrat Party went on to defend the corrupt (independent candidate) defendants in court. The reason for this is because it was soon apparent that the illegal votes for state wide offices on these split ticket illegal absentee ballots tipped the election to Democrats in close state wide races. So the state Democrat Party adopted the outlook, “If we can’t beat em we’ll cheat em” Even if the State Democrat Party was originally not involved in or did not know about the illegal scam before hand, they tried for several years in court to benefit from it since the fraud gave the Democrat Party control of the State Supreme Court. I can not believe that some of us are so uneducated about the election process that I must go to these lengths to enlighten you. So all I can believe is that some of us would violate others right to enjoy the benefits of a fair election by opposing voter ID.
I wish to point out that Alabama did not enter the GOP column at least on a state wide biases until January 2011. This was after 136 full years of some of the most corrupt politicians that a Michael Moore, John Murtha, or an Al Franken could imagine. Pennsylvania is not known as the “Keystone State” for nothing. Pennsylvania is the keystone that is holding the Rust belt together and the Democrat Party is what is bear trading Pennsylvania's citizens into a dying spiral like a crippled duck. Pennsylvania is now and will continue to become a little more red every day, Rust Belt Red that is. Don't forget, the American family has LOST on average $4,000 dollars of cash INCOME during the 4 year reign of Barrack Obama and last Wednesday night he said that he was not yet through with you. You older middle class American are over 6 grand in the hole and sliding to the bottom like an ant in a doodle bug hole.
The Democrat Party as well as God must love poor people, if this were not so then why are the Democrats intent on pursuing long term economic policies that create more losers or poor people? And you Republicans thought that the Democrat Party didn't believe in God, well every year the Democrat special interest groups help God by pushing more of the middle class into the ranks of the poor so God can shower them with his love, instead of the Democrats favoring the poor and middle class with in Democrat Vice-President (a.k.a. Dan Quayle) Biden’s words "That three letter word J-O-B-S."
As for the Pennsylvania Constitution, it promises FAIR elections not UNFAIR ones. No one, not even the people opposed to voter ID laws can logically claim that voter ID laws violates the 14th Amendment or it’s promise of one man one vote. In fact (To quote Yogi Berra) “I will say this all over again, one more time.” Opposing efforts to ensure fair elections is a violation of the 14th Amendment and the very principles of democracy and freedom.