Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Even though there has never been a case of voter fraud in Indiana the Republican Supreme Court dominated upheld an Indiana voter-suppression law forbidding the elderly, poor and minorities from voting because they frequently do not have the money or the transportation necessary to obtain ID.

First victims... 12 elderly nuns.

About 12 Indiana nuns were turned away Tuesday from a polling place by a fellow bride of Christ because they didn't have state or federal identification bearing a photograph.

Sister Julie McGuire said she was forced to turn away her fellow sisters at Saint Mary's Convent in South Bend, across the street from the University of Notre Dame, because they had been told earlier that they would need such an ID to vote.

The nuns, all in their 80s or 90s, didn't get one but came to the precinct anyway.

"One came down this morning, and she was 98, and she said, 'I don't want to go do that,'" Sister McGuire said. Some showed up with outdated passports. None of them drives.

They weren't given provisional ballots because it would be impossible to get them to a motor vehicle branch and back in the 10-day time frame allotted by the law, Sister McGuire said. "You have to remember that some of these ladies don't walk well. They're in wheelchairs or on walkers or electric carts."

Don't you feel safe and secure that nuns can't vote?

Remember one thing else, the Supreme Court Jesters allowed this son-of-poll-tax despite NO proof that anyone had perpetrated voter fraud in Indiana. It is simply a Republican ploy to intimidate those who may vote against them.

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