Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Voter ID

The vote is the most important right of every American.  It is important to insure that the vote is taken only by people who are eligible to vote.  That means that when people go to vote it is incumbent on the government to insure a fair and correct vote.

Many states have a requirement that in order to vote people must register as a voter, often 30 days in advance.  I consider this to be a reasonable requirement.  It prevents people from moving into an area simply to vote in or out some politician they don't like.  I think this is reasonable and should be the law everywhere.

Some states require that people show a government issued identification card with a photo when they go to vote.  It is not unreasonable to show ID when voting.  People who use a credit card or write a check for a few dollars have this requirement.  It is interesting to note that President Obama failed to carry any state that had a voter ID requirement.  I wonder how many people voted for him twice or voted when they were not eligible?  We need voter ID and right now; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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