Report: Laws Are For The Little People in Alabama

So who is fired NOW for following the law? Why, the poll worker of course!

An Alabama man who volunteered as a poll worker in his community was fired shortly after he asked Alabama State Republican Party Chairman John Wahl and his family to present proper identification before voting.

You see, Wahl has some sort of religious exemption from photographs of himself (my guess is that like Vampires, he does not appear?) –

In an interview, Wahl explained to [Alabama.com’s Kyle Whitmire] that his family had a religious exemption on having to show a photo ID as a prerequisite for voting.

“Amish, Mennonites, and other Anabaptists are well known for their concerns about pictures or the way pictures are used,” Wahl told Whitmire. “They are definitely not normal in our modern culture, but they shouldn’t be attacked or discriminated against for choosing a different lifestyle.”

… what’s that you say?

Despite this, notes Whitmire, Wahl regularly posts his own photos on social media, including at least one photo of himself shortly after he voted.

So, he got to vote, posts pictures of himself on social media, AND got the poll worker fired. Got it.

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8 Responses to Report: Laws Are For The Little People in Alabama

  1. Zorba says:

    But…but…but…
    You don’t understand! The rules are never for them, they’re only for us.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Wilhoit Principle in action:

    Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit:
    There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. roket says:

    Since we’re talking about AL here, can’t the poll worker sue for his job back if he says John Wahl looked like a dirty stinking Democrat to him??

    Liked by 4 people

  4. beckymaenot says:

    Total bullshit.
    Back when these voter laws were being brought into focus- I assumed these terrible id laws would also screen out poor, white rural people. I hadn’t thought that they would get waved on through with out id. I did make the assumption that the law would be followed for everyone, not just POC. Silly me. I forgot about the ok for me but not for thee rule.

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  5. R White says:

    With so many asinine and arcane laws in the books meant to discourage minorities here in alabamistan, it’s easier to just forgo voting blue in a depressingly red state altogether.

    Besides, the current crop of democratic candidates here are laughably bad…

    Like

  6. A.J. says:

    Kinda’ blows a hole in all that “Voter ID!” crap. Is this why Republicans say our elections are stolen?

    Like

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