A Fair and Balanced Look at Voter ID
Fox News took a fair and balanced look at Voter ID yesterday and not surprisingly they came to the RNLA to discuss the issue. In the story RNLA Chair David Norcross:
noted that a photo ID is required to enter any federal building and most office buildings, among other things. "You need it to get welfare, you need it to get on an airplane, take the SAT, buy liquor, buy cigarettes. It's sort of ubiquitous," he said. "And it's crazy to exclude voting from the list of things you need it for."
There are so many things you need ID for it is as Chair Norcross said "ubiquitous" and it should not be something to fight over. Even if you do not have ID there are other means to vote and Republicans and government officials are literally bending over backwards to help people out.
A similar law in Georgia, also upheld by the courts, took great pains to avoid such problems. Rep. Phil Gingrey said the state told people, "Look, we will literally send a van and a photographer to the home of anybody that can say they can't get a picture made and a photo ID and we will do it ... at the state's cost and the taxpayer cost and not at the individual cost."
Of course some Democratic Party leaders and liberal outside groups argue that Vote Fraud does not exist. The irony of those making the claim is some of them have committed vote fraud, such as the leader of MSNBC propaganda segment "block the vote", Al Sharpton and NAACP officers, the leading outside group against ID.
While you should not take their word for the absence of fraud, you do not have to take the word of Republicans for the presence of fraud. As the Fox report concluded:
In Rhode Island, photo IDs were proposed and approved by Democrats and a Democratic legislature.
Mississippi, with a large African American population, just held a referendum in which 62 percent voted in favor of photo IDs.
And states that have been using them for some time boast an increase in turnout among all groups including minorities.