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Holder Is Against ID Theft, Iraq Issues Voter IDs

First we have this from an irony proof Reuters:

Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft

By Peter Cooney | February 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the recent massive data theft at retailer Target Corp, urged Congress on Monday to enact a national standard for notifying consumers about such breaches.

"This would empower the American people to protect themselves if they are at risk of identity theft," Holder said in a statement urging congressional action. "It would enable law enforcement to better investigate these crimes – and hold compromised entities accountable when they fail to keep sensitive information safe."

Data thefts at Target and luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group LLC have rekindled enthusiasm in Congress for a single federal law on how customers should be notified about such breaches. But those efforts face the same roadblock as in the past: dozens of overlapping state laws are already in place…

That hasn’t stopped Mr. Holder from imposing ‘same sex marriage’ on the states.

But, that aside, isn’t the ballot box at least as sacred as our credit card numbers? After all, they are even cracking down on voter fraud in Iraq.

From an irony proof Associated Press:

As Iraq hands out election IDs, unrest rages on

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | February 22, 2014

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi election officials began handing out new, computerized voter identification cards Saturday across the capital as the country prepares for its first nationwide election since the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

But the more than $100 million push to modernize voting comes as officials can’t distribute cards in embattled Anbar province, where al-Qaida fighters seized control of parts of two cities…

Is Al Qaeda becoming a group of community organizers? Are they trying to protect the voting rights of their community?

The new voter cards, which include a computer chip, will allow election officials to check a voter’s identity and try to halt fraud. Several Iraqi political blocs alleged that some people voted multiple times in the last vote in 2010, although the results of the election were not widely disputed…

Voters in 13 of Iraq’s 18 provinces began to receive cards three weeks ago, Independent High Electoral Commission official Aziz al-Kheikani said. Distribution began Saturday in four new provinces, including the capital, Baghdad, he said.

Saddam Raheem Jassim, a resident of Baghdad, received his card Saturday and praised the effort.  "This identity chip for voters, looking at its form and shape, is good," Jassim said. "It looks like they made big effort for it, for the sake of Iraqi people. This will ensure our rights and prevent any means of forgery in the election." …

Doesn’t it seem odd that Iraq can require electronic voter ID cards to fight election fraud, but North Carolina can’t?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, February 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Holder Is Against ID Theft, Iraq Issues Voter IDs”

  1. Holder + National Standard
    Hackles raising up all over my hair-over parts reading these words in the same sentence ..

  2. canary

    Big global company made them

    “Spanish technology firm Indra signed a five-year deal with Iraq to supply the new system and train election officials.”


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