Voter ID laws opposed by Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Dopey

I was just reading a propaganda piece in the New York Times where some voters expressed their opposition to voter ID laws.  Their reasons where lame, based mostly on convenience and their own laziness, and I suddenly realized what that reminded me of: Snow White's seven dwarves!

Amelia Flores, a high school senior with plans to become an electrical engineer, eagerly filled out a form to register to vote for the first time at the Kansas State Fair last month. But she left the fair without registering, stymied by a state law championed by Republicans who dominate elected offices in Kansas that requires her to provide proof of citizenship.

“I think it’s ridiculous and restrictive,” said Ms. Flores, who later received a notice in the mail informing her that she must produce a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship to complete the registration. “A lot of people are working multiple jobs, so they don’t have time to get this stuff done. Some of them don’t have access to their birth certificate.”

She's too busy to prove she's an American citizen!  She's too tired from working!  She's Snow White's "Sleepy"!

Ms. Flores, who said she was born in Washington State, unwittingly joined a list of more than 36,000 people in Kansas who have tried to register to vote since the law went into effect in 2013, but then did not complete their registration. 

If she's unwitting, then maybe she's also Dopey.

Douglas Bonney, the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, said the Kansas requirements might particularly discourage young voters who do not have ready access to the required documents. “It has caused a massive wall for them,” he said.

You've heard of undocumented immigrants...well, it's time to meet undocumented voters.  Both equally virtuous.

Under the law, passed in 2011, registrants must prove citizenship by producing a document from an approved list, which includes birth certificates, passports and naturalization records. They may bring the document to a county clerk’s office or email a photograph of it. Under Mr. Kobach’s new rule, if they fail to do so, they would be removed from the voters list after 90 days.

They have only 90 days to produce an ID?  That's not enough time!

Several people on the list who were contacted by The Times said that they did not remember trying to register to vote and had no idea why their names were on the list.

They're like the dwarf named Sleepy!

 Two people said that they had moved out of state since they began the registration process so had not bothered to complete it.  Several others said they had wanted to vote but felt hamstrung by the requirement to provide proof of citizenship, and eventually gave up.

They were hamstrung?  Did overwhelming leg pain prevent them from walking in with their proof of identity?  There really should have been a dwarf named Lazy.

One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Cody Keener, 21, said that he tried to register to vote while renewing his driver’s license last year and assumed that his registration was complete. Mr. Keener, a full-time student at Baker University who lives in Lawrence, Kan., said he later received a notice from the Douglas County clerk’s office that he had been marked as “in suspense” because he had not submitted proof of citizenship. Angered by that requirement, he decided to join the suit.

He was angry that he was asked to provide proof of identity.  He's definitely Grumpy.

Zachary Lamb, 22, one of the would-be voters on the list, said he remembered trying to register but disregarded a follow-up notice in the mail reminding him to complete the process.

It directed him to go to a building and bring paperwork, said Mr. Lamb, a football coach and a Republican, but he had never found the time.

But he said he agreed with the law demanding proof of citizenship, a requirement he did not believe was too much to ask. “Honestly, I think I’ve just been lazy, and I’ve been pretty busy,” he said. “I don’t think it’s too difficult of a process to go through.”

You can tell he's a Republican, because he takes personal responsibility.

If laws can be ignored because they are too difficult to comply with, do you think anyone in this article (except the Republican) would be okay with individuals who don't pay their taxes because it is too difficult, or companies who don't comply with excessive environmental or labor laws because they are too  complex and cumbersome?  Is it only the laws for voter identification, immigration enforcement, and sale of baby body parts that are too difficult to be enforced?

I can hear them singing now, all the way from voting booth to voting booth on election day: Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to vote for Hillary we go...

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of, the conservative news site.

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