Well, well, well. I always thought June Griffin was an idiot, but I think she's undeniably proven it. She was turned away at the polls in Rhea County for lack of proper identification. She's outraged.
"Though I had a picture ID as chaplain of the city of Gallaway, Tn., and a picture ID issued by Sen. Jesse Helms and the United States Government when I represented God and the Bible at the Millennial Religious Summit, and few at the polls didn't know who I was in person, after phone calls to election officials, I assume in Nashville, I was told I couldn't vote," she says.
You, June, who always thinks you know all of the laws of the land, figure those are legal? Think again...if you ever did. A church card to preach fire and brimstone is legal? A photo I.D. from Jesse Helms of North Carolina, who's been dead four years is legal? Please, June.
I pulled the following off of the Hamilton County Election Commission website, and I figure it applies to Rhea County as well, so you may want to bone up on it before November.
Tennessee state law says " that people who wish to vote will be required to show photo identification when they arrive at the polls. Accepted forms of identification include any photo ID issued by the State of Tennessee - including drivers’ licenses - and photo IDs issued by other states or the federal government, including U.S. passports, government employee identification cards and military ID cards.The law, a safeguard against voter fraud, allows people who forget to bring photo IDs to the polls to cast provisional ballots and provide their county election officials with proof of identity within two business days after an election. People who vote absentee are not required to show photo IDs. And people who have religious objections to being photographed may sign oaths acknowledging their identities.People who do not have another form of valid photo identification may get a state-issued ID, free of charge, at drivers’ license offices around the state."
So, June, you just blew it. Maybe next time you'll get the picture...the legal one...although I'd rather you not for the sake of the country.
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I am 76 years old and have not missed voting in an election since I became of age. Never once did I ever try to vote without meeting the standards set by law. Never turned away even once.
I believe the vote is so special that I make sure when I go to the polls that I meet the requirements to vote. No excuses. I do not and have never expected the rules/laws be changed or ignored for me. I believe in one vote for every eligible voter and no one else.
Question : Did you know the requirements?
N.D. Kennedy Sr - Ooltewah