[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue Aug 28 18:10:08 PDT 2012



On 8/28/2012 5:59 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> I completely agree that people should get an ID.  Everyone should have
> an ID.  But that doesn't change the fact that this change has been
> pushed, and especially pushed through this year, by Republicans
> specifically because they believe it will improve their chances by
> disenfranchising people.

I don't believe that all.  I think there's a endemic concern for voter 
fraud.

 > Because that is the intent and predictable
> effect, and the voter fraud excuse is essentially non-existent, it is an
> illegal action.  If you want people to get IDs, then force people to get
> IDs like they already have to get birth certificates and social security
> cards.  Some years after you have saturated the population with ID
> cards, then you can validly require a government issued ID for voting.

Perfect, make them present it when they register to vote!  Problem solved.

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