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May 25, 2007

No photo, no vote? Doh!

Topics: Political News and commentaries

I've never understood why photo IDs aren't required for voting, and as Lorie Byrd notes at Wizbang, it's hard to understand why so many Democrat politicians contend such a requirement is discriminatory. Her example of Al Sharpton opposing photo ID for voting and in the same breath to accuse Republicans of stealing elections surely has to hit home with most people of reason, both Democrat and Republican, and my guess is that most folks in both parties can agree that if the right to vote is sacrosanct, so is the right to have one's vote not be diminished by fraud. However, until now, I've not seen a good common sense article on the subject.

But that was before Lorie pointed to Quin Hillyer's piece at the Examiner. Do yourself a favor and read it. However we agree or disagree, all legal voters deserve to vote without having their vote canceled by fraudulent voters.

"CBS' '60 Minutes' created a stir in 1999 when it found people in California using mail-in forms to register fictitious people or pets, and then obtaining absentee ballots in their names. ... the illegal alien who assassinated Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was registered to vote in San Pedro, Calif. -- twice."
No photo I.D., no vote.

Posted by Richard at May 25, 2007 10:36 PM

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