Pretending there is honor within politicians is like believing there is honor among thieves. The mid-term elections is right around the corner so we will be treated to hysterical pundits screaming about Republicans trying to suppress the minority vote by having voter ID laws. We’ll hear an equal volume of hubris trying to prove the Democrats partake in voter fraud to ensure victory.
Here’s a news flash: There has not been a contest created in the history of the world where each side did not try to gain advantage. That is the political correct way of writing cheat.
Both parties partake in vote fraud and both parties try to quell the opposition from turning out to vote. Once you strip the pretense of honor away from the crooks we call politicians we can then look at the concept of voter ID.
What’s wrong with asking for an ID when going to vote? Presumably the minorities have some form of ID – a driver’s license, student ID, library card, birth certificate, credit card, passport or any other typical form of ID. What is the harm in asking for an ID before they vote? I have to show ID to rent a power tool and I’m thinking voting is more important than the return of a power tool.
The advocates against voter IDs state the fraud is so minimal it doesn’t warrant such action. Really? That’s like saying a cut oozing blood doesn’t need stitches so there is no need for a band aid.
In the 2012 election there were 270 cases of voter fraud reported in Ohio alone. Melowese Richardson was convicted of voter fraud but most of the cases did not result in convictions. Former Governor of NJ Jim Florio once said “You never want to assume there’s bad faith, but it’s important to avoid even the perception that you’re trying to manipulate votes.”
I do not want a voter ID law to prevent voter fraud because people will always find a way to cheat. I just think it makes good sense to prove you who you are before participating in a right thousands of people died to give you.