Supreme Court to rule on Pennsylvania voter ID law
Chicago Tribune columnist, Peter Hall, details in Wednesday’s paper that “state officials said they had revised the process of obtaining IDs to make it easier for voters to get a card needed to cast a ballot…The law says that to vote, all voters must show either a state driver’s license, government employee ID or a state nondriver ID card.” Democrats accused the GOP (who largely back voter ID legislation) as racists and intentionally restricting what they consider a large faction of their voting populace. They argue that most voters who would be affected by these laws would be minority representatives; who they deem as Democratic voters.
Many states have passed some type of voter ID legislation. For example, voters in Illinois need to provide a form of ID when utilizing the state’s “early voting” method. However, an ID is not required when voting on Election Day. Such laws are utterly dumbfounding. Voters should be required to show a government-issued ID when voting. Voter fraud is a serious problem in this country and needs to be addressed by legislators. There is a reason there is the saying in Chicago that goes like this: “Vote early and vote often.”
If I have to show an ID to get my mail from the Post Office then people need to show an ID to vote. If I have to show an ID to get cough medicine then people need to show an ID to vote. Granted the government should make it easier for voters to obtain an ID. A possible solution is when citizens register to vote they could also submit a picture which would then could be added to the voter list (at each polling place) and/or each new voter registration card.
What do you think?
Should voters have to show ID to vote?
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