FIRST, Voter ID Laws Are NOT “New”, NOR “Novel”.
36 states ALREADY HAVE voter ID laws. The oldest Voter ID law goes back to 1950.
WHAT Are These Voter ID Laws?
They are measures intended to ensure that a registered voter is who he says he is and not an impersonator trying to cast a ballot in someone else’s name. The laws, most of which have been passed or strengthened in the last five years, require that registered voters show ID before they’re allowed to vote. Exactly what they need to show varies. Some states require a government-issued photo, while in others a current utility bill or bank statement is sufficient. SOURCE.
Why are these voter ID laws so strongly opposed?
“Voting law opponents (MY NOTE: ALL of them Liberals, given to voter fraud, keep reading below) contend these laws disproportionately affect elderly, minority and low-income groups that tend to vote Democratic. Obtaining photo ID can be costly and burdensome. While many states with strict laws offer a free state ID for people without any other way to vote, these IDs require documents like a birth certificate that can cost up to $25 in some places.” SOURCE.
This is a poor excuse to allow ANYONE and EVERYONE to simply show up, claim they are “so-n-so”, and then vote!!! Their objection to voter ID allows for foreigners, felons serving time, and even traitors to vote…
“Isn’t that extreme?” No. WITHOUT an official ID to PROVE some IS who they say they are, AND that they are LEGAL to VOTE in America, then, logically and literally ANYONE CAN VOTE! That IS chaos. That IS subversion. That IS diametrically OPPOSED to The Rule Of Law, and The Constitution!
Are Objections To Voter ID Laws Founded IN and ON Reality?
“There have been only a small number of fraud cases resulting in a conviction. A New York Times analysis from 2007 identified 120 cases filed by the Justice Department over five years. These cases, many of which stemmed from mistakenly filled registration forms or misunderstanding over voter eligibility, resulted in 86 convictions.” SOURCE. [MY NOTE: While I often DO post or link to the NYT, it IS Liberal, and there IS more voter fraud than they report. BUT NOT even remotely close to the levels Trump and his Putin Pals say exists.]
On the other end of the spectrum-
One of the most vocal supporters of strict voter ID laws, then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (now the state’s governor), told the Houston Chronicle in July 2012 that his office has prosecuted about 50 cases of voter fraud in recent years. “I know for a fact that voter fraud is real, that it must be stopped, and that voter id is one way to prevent cheating at the ballot box and ensure integrity in the electoral system,” he told the paper. [MY NOTES: Somewhere between hardly any as reported by The NYT, and the LIES of Trump Inc. is the truth…Governor Abbott’s view, based on actual observation and prosecuting the crime is, most likely, the the accurate one.]
CONCLUSION: There IS voter fraud. But as in the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears it is NOT “almost nothing”, NOR is there an election changing “avalanche” of voter fraud. BUT there IS some amount of voter fraud, and it NEEDS to be rationally, logically, addressed with REAL WORLD Voter ID Laws. Remember: 36 states ALREADY HAVE Voter ID Laws, the oldest from 1950. This is NOT “new” nor “novel”.
Let’s Get Real.
The Liberal objection to Voter ID Law is, in reality, nothing more than a Socialist attack on America’s voting, and national sovereignty. Period.
In truth those who oppose Voter ID Laws are the racist and bigots, ALWAYS HAVE BEEN.
It was The DEMOCRAT PARTY that from 1830-1865 supported and defended SLAVERY, passed LAWS for the SPREAD OF SLAVERY, and America had to fight a war to END slavery.
It was The Democrat Party that formed, mans, and LEADS The KKK.
It was The Democrat Party that passed Jim Crow laws, poll tax laws, separate-but-equal laws, segregation laws, and FOUGHT AGAINST every civil rights law.
And NOW it IS The Democrat Party that thinks minorities, the poor, and the elderly are too stupid to figure out HOW to get a FREE Voter ID!
The Democrat Party has always been racist and bigoted, and still is.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.