Friday, November 4, 2011

Voter ID Actually "Attacks" Democracy

Notwithstanding that we do not live in a "Democracy",but rather a Representative Democratic Republic, this argument is absurd.

I have no problem with taxpayers footing the bill for ID.  I assume, since the authors are against this heinous attempt to bilk taxpayers, they are in favor of Act 10?  No, probably not.

The fact is,without voter ID anyone can go to the poll before you arrive,vote in your name and no one is the wiser.  It happens.  No one is prosecuted because there is no evidence and no ability to locate the perp.  To say that since no one is prosecuted, the crime never happens is more absurdity.  I admit it is possible some will not be able to vote under the new voter ID requirements.  The authors pull an extreme example and make it appear to be the norm.  It's not.  Without voter ID,we are all potentially disenfranchised.  Every...single...voter.

In Wisconsin, the numbers are even starker. A study from the University of Wisconsin found that 23% of Wisconsin voters ages 65 and older lack a state ID, that fully half of Wisconsin's African-American and Latino voters lack ID and among young voters in Wisconsin, a whopping 78% of African-American men ages 18 to 24 lack a state ID.

And?  These are all people who have chosen to live without valid ID for whatever reason.  It is available and affordable.

Interesting, isn't it that Democrats often claim Republicans are behind voter fraud,yet are against voter identification.  

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