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Support For Voter ID Laws is Growing, But Not Everyone is Happy

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Liberals seem hell bent for leather to enable voter fraud by insisting that identification verification laws are unfair.  But the majority of Americans – including many Democrats – believe that verifying the identity of voters doesn’t suppress voter turnout, according to a study conducted by the University of Kansas.  In fact, the study showed that senior citizens, who many believe are among the so-called victims of ID laws, are overwhelmingly in favor of ID laws.

The plain and simple truth of the matter is that voter fraud exists and it is facilitated by a lack of scrutiny at the polls.  Research conducted by the highly regarded Pew Research Center revealed, for example, revealed that some 2.75 million people in the U.S. are registered to vote in more than one state and that the nation’s voter rolls include nearly 2 million deceased persons.  The Pew report disclosed that “approximately 24 million—one of every eight—voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.”

James O’Keefe, a social activist who has a history of uncovering political scams, went under cover in Clinton Township, MI last year to show just how easy it is to commit voter fraud.  Clinton is where rapper Eminem is registered to vote.  Using the high-profile entertainer’s real name,  Marshall Bruce Mathers, O’Keefe walked into the polling location and easily obtained Mathers’ ballot and proceeded to cast his vote.  If the Pew numbers are even remotely accurate, O’Keefe’s deception shows that the opportunity to steal the identities of voters could be huge.  And, that does not bode well for America’s electoral process.

Patrick Miller, a KU assistant professor of political science, said the research conducted at the University shows that “African-Americans, Latinos, young voters, senior citizens and the poor are typically the most vulnerable to strict voter ID laws because they tend disproportionately to not have a government-issued photo IDs and tend to have the greatest difficulty obtaining that identification.  However, Miller said, Americans in those subgroups also overwhelmingly support voter ID laws, believe that voter fraud is widespread, and reject the notion that voter ID suppresses turnout.”

So what’s the big deal that makes the left want to quash efforts to enact simple voter ID laws?  It’s no big deal to show your ID in this day and age when you fly away on a holiday, buy beer or apply for welfare.  Perhaps some people out there like the idea of a vulnerable election process where even a few dishonest individuals can easily perpetrate voter fraud and allow the wrong person to be elected.

Slowly but surely support for the enactment of voter ID legislation is growing.  A Texas law designed to the protect the reliability of elections was struck down five times before a federal appeals court just last week reinstated the state’s ID rules.  The appeals court found that voter rights were protected since the law lets those who don’t have ID cast their votes by simply swearing, under penalty of perjury, that they are legal voters.

You’d think that the ruling by the appeals court would show the nation that voter laws need not be an impediment to casting your ballot, no matter who you are or what your circumstances.  So, you’ve got to ask yourself, why is the opposition still shouting “voter suppression.”

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EDITORS NOTE: The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is the largest Conservative senior advocacy organization in the U.S.


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Donna
4 years ago

When the law was passed no longer requiring the need for voter I.D., election results were shams & they’ll continue to be until either a valid driver’s license, or a state issued I.D is required.

Scottar
5 years ago

“A Texas law designed to the protect the reliability of elections was struck down five times before a federal appeals court just last week reinstated the state’s ID rules. The appeals court found that voter rights were protected since the law lets those who don’t have ID cast their votes by simply swearing, under penalty of perjury, that they are legal voters.”

So illegals can come across and be bused around and vote with little more then on a swear, how do they follow up?

sony
5 years ago

The Democrats are against the VOTERS ID because it will be harder for them to cheat.

Joan
5 years ago

If you are not an American citizen you don’t have the right to vote. Drivers licenses should not be used for ID as illegals are allowed to drive.. what about fingerprints? They should be used for credit cards also.

SARGE
5 years ago

When i read these comments about voter id requirements I find a common ground that is constantly being used. This common ground is a confusing combination of city councils and progressive community taking control and the constitution losing its value and all this stuff going on. Did you see the mexicans shouting down nancy last night? I hope people don’t get me wrong here, but you all jump on a bandwagon and away you go. Heck the mexicans can’t even get their enemies straight.
Heres whats going on SHOCK: Donald Trump won the election. Yes, he won the election. People are behind him. Forget the republicans, they’re all cowards. Forget the democrats, they’re all liars and idiots. You all may find this hard to believe, but this bs about voter base building isnt going to be successful. In the end the PEOPLE will vote Donald a second term, the democrats will burn themselves out. Soon Donald Trump will be loved by the large majority of US citizens, it wont matter about the resistance to voter ids. This resistance is going to run out of steam. Your all carrying on about this. Did any of you listen to Donald Trump today at the UN? You guys ALL need to get something straight,people that cant produce ids don’t account for squat. They are losers that dont vote anyways. And they are dumb asses, they are not going to vote.
This theory of mine is time tested, over 69 yrs of watching and learning. You all need to listen to Sarge, he knows.

Kim
5 years ago
Reply to  SARGE

The problem is, Sarge, that many illegals DO vote. There are also perhaps a million DEAD people voting. There are plenty of people casting votes fraudulently OVER AND OVER again, under the same name or under different names, and in different jurisdictions. Rarely, I hear about a box of votes or electronic transmissions GETTING LOST on their way to the official tabulators. Added up, these lost votes can amount to electoral votes not going to a favored candidate, costing him or her the election. That’s one reason why we must continually build the base—so that enough “good” votes will cancel out the “bad” ones. Bring on purple fingers! Bring on voter ID!
Sure, any sensible person recognizing the good things that President Trump has already done for this country will vote to keep him in office. Calling these people the descriptive names you have chosen to use will only make them even more angry. And if they ever achieve legal status and are able to vote, they will remember who laid the groundwork for an improving economy, because it is he who got them those jobs!

SARGE
5 years ago
Reply to  Kim

Hi Kim. I’m wondering here, do you have personal knowledge or experience with people with no ids? I do. Every day experience with people with out ids. I’ve had hundreds of employees in the construction business, I live among these people. I know people without ids!! BELIEVE me, please, people without ids are all hiding something. They are ALL hiding from the State, or the DMV, or the IRS, or the local courts, or their ex’s, believe me they are hiding. And people that are hiding aren’t going to expose themselves just to vote, they have way too much to lose.
Do you think the illegals are going to negate the millions of people changing their vote to Donald? I gotta run. God Bless

SARGE
5 years ago
Reply to  SARGE

I got another minute here. I may sound harsh and for that I dont mean to offend you. I’m just offering an perspective that maybe you dont have. People without ids are not anxious to participate. Anyway, i believe its just more fear mongering going on here.

Kim
5 years ago
Reply to  SARGE

Hi Sarge–
No, you’re not offending me. I can take whatever you dish out!
I agree with you that those who are not interested in legitimate ID’s have something to hide and are evading the law. No, I don’t have much experience with undocumented individuals. Those whom I do know from other countries have documentation, and choose not to live on the fringes of society, in fear of being discovered. Some, instead, have followed legal channels and are now so proud of being American citizens.
I believe you when you say that the undocumented are generally not interested in voting. But when offered a ride, a hot meal, and maybe 50 bucks to pull the lever for some candidate, you better believe that there are devious people out there who will round up anyone with a pulse and an empty stomach, and deliver them, dozens at a time, to “unprincipled” polling places. Undocumented aliens, dead people, and, yes, even dogs, have voted in this country! We must fiercely protect our Constitutional right to vote, and we must enforce the laws that allow only citizens (living human beings!) of this country to vote. Of course, this calls for constant monitoring at the polls and checking ID’s against the list of names and addresses of registered voters. The only path to this certainty is the photo ID.

SARGE
5 years ago
Reply to  Kim

Ya Kim, good comment. I am totally for voter id. I want to make sure that people have a true perspective of the people that dont have ids. They are scared of their own shadows, living in their closets. To think that these people are going to rise up and form this giant voting block is just silly. Your right, there is certainly voter fraud going on and being encouraged by the dems and it needs to be stopped. Remember the old days when people went to the polls to vote? I still do that.. it gives me a good feeling to get that littlt sticker saying “I Voted” Restricting mail-in voting to those who need it would help greatly. Later

Kim
5 years ago
Reply to  SARGE

Hey, Sarge
Would you consider it possible, with enough goodies dangling off the end of the stick and gilded promises being made by the left, that the undocumented would come forward in large numbers? Who would have thought sanctuary cities could become a reality? Or that Black Lives Matter would achieve “credibility”? These are crazy times; anything can happen! Our youngest children, even before they reach kindergarten, are being indoctrinated into programs that guide them toward dependence upon the government. This is not happening with bold headlines, but it is slowly, insidiously taking root in our society. Ugh!–the NFL players’ “kneeing the anthem”, equating patriotism with white supremacy (racism)…where it stops, nobody knows! Donald Trump came along at the right time. He won’t put up with this…stuff.
Like you, I prefer to go to the polling place. But I stopped taking the “I voted” sticker when it was printed in both English and Spanish, in one of those sanctuary cities. See? It’s everywhere!

SARGE
5 years ago
Reply to  Kim

People have to understand, the carrot at the end of the stick is citizemship it’s been offered since I can remember, yet the illegals have always chosen not to chose that path. I know of illegals that have been in this country for 20+ yrs and have never made an effort to become legal. They can barely speak English, and their spouses are immpossible to communicate with. I don’t see this group coming out of their closet. The next group of illegals are living their entire lives illegally. The way they shouted down Nancy the
other day is indicative of just plain ignoranance. These are the people I live amongst. You see right now they have the best of all worlds. They can take advantage of free medical, entitlements of all sorts. For them to come out from under this umbrella, in their eyes, would bring on unmeasurable cost. All this talk about them paying their taxes is nonsense. They pay their rent in cash. You see, in our system, its very difficult to acquire cash on a regular basis. If the illegals should become legal, well it would be an entirely different world for them. It may not be so much fun anymore. The IRS would eventually put 2 & 2 together, they would have to pay their real taxes. They would lose that free medical, free discounts on everything from electicity to food stamps. There’s alot more to it then just dangling trinkets.
Black lives matter? To whom does black lives matter??? Certainly not to them. They kill each other at an alarming pace. Think…Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Newark GEEZ until black lives matter to blacks, they have no creditability. Dont let yourself be caught up in their BS. Why don’t they just get jobs.
Ya our school system is really bad. What is it 95% democrat. I dont know how this is going to be fixed.
Kneeling for the national anthem, I cant get started on this, i may get kicked off the site.
God bless you, I gotta go.

Kerry Wymetalek
5 years ago

I am a senior. I believe if you want to vote (and should as a responsible citizen) you need to provide proof that you are a legal citizen. I proudly served this wonderful country as did many of my ancestors, and I don’t feel we should just give the right to vote to anyone that just happens to show at the polls. I also believe that the mail in vote should be illegal for anyone that is not serving our county overseas. Because the Military is taking the risk for us, their vote should always be counted and recorded first.

Rex Whitmer
5 years ago

In the beginning, only tax payers could vote, since they were the source of the money government used. Today, we have millions of people whom vote whom receive a dole and pay no taxes! Why should persons whom contribute nothing to the government have power of deciding how it’s spent and to whom it is paid. Persons whom pay no taxes, have no right to tell the government what to do with the money they collect! Along with their ID they should have to bring their tax returns to show that they truly have a say in the government’s spending. I’ll bet it would cut the budget a long ways if this was the current law!

Steve Fleischmann
5 years ago

Since I understand that poll registration lists are open to the public, and the local counties that maintain them . So why not have county volunteers to go through registered voter lists looking for anomalies and possible fraudulent voters?

SARGE
5 years ago

Because the “volunteers ” would be democrat shills.

Ward Bailey
5 years ago

ID is required for, virtually, every aspect of our lives. Registering for school, obtaining a drivers license, a fishing license, registering a car, buying insurance, purchasing tobacco, purchasing alcohol, going to the doctor or hospital, obtaining a marriage license, booking an airline flight or rail ticket, and the list goes on and on. Therefore, ID should definitely, without question, be required to participate in one of our most important privileges as “American Citizens” – Voting! Voting is a privilege ONLY for citizens!

angelo
5 years ago

If you are on any goverment aid other than Social security you should not be able to vote either, ie, food stamps or welfare.
We have people with no interest in our country with a say as to how we run it.
That is how we got into this mess in the first place.

sony
5 years ago

Voter’s ID card with picture might prevent fraud in election

john doughty
5 years ago

Please give us voter ID next election if at all possible…:)

BruceM
5 years ago

“a federal appeals court just last week reinstated the state’s ID rules. The appeals court found that voter rights were protected since the law lets those who don’t have ID cast their votes by simply swearing, under penalty of perjury, that they are legal voters.”

Hmmmm. Ok, so then should the airlines be required to admit me onto the aircraft if I swear under oath that I don’t have a bomb? Or should the liquor store be required to sell booze to anyone who swears under penalty of perjury that they are 21 even though they look like they’re 15?

This case needs to find its way to the Supreme Court

old_american
5 years ago

I am 71 and it is getting hard for me to get around and I do not care what it takes to procure proper identification to vote, because my country is worth my effort. Further, I feel it is every citizens duty to support the principals that guarantee that this nation will survive by voting. We need to insure that our elections are honest polling places, “For the people, by the people and of the people.”

addy ducey
5 years ago

We must give ID to open a bank account, to take out a library book, to get a credit card, to apply for a job, to buy or rent a place to live, to purchase a car, to take a flight on an airplane, etc. Voting is such an important part of American life and we should be proud to show ID when we are voting in an election.

SARGE
5 years ago
Reply to  addy ducey

Good comment

Ron Kempa
5 years ago

I agree we show ID in Michigan for many years no problems!!!!

Eric
5 years ago

Liberals are opposed to tougher election laws, because if illegal aliens and undocumented persons were not allowed to vote, Dumbocrats could not win.

Pete M
5 years ago

You would think by now that the poor, minorities and the dead would be tired of being used as political props by the Dems to win elections. But maybe they still haven’t figured this out (including the dead).

Steven Tapper
5 years ago

One of our most precious rights as American citizens is our right to vote. That being said we must guard against any attempt to allow non US citizens to vote in any US election.

A National Voter ID Card would enable every legal American citizen they’re right to vote. Not one legal citizen would be denied that right which so many brave Americans have fought and died for since we became a nation.

It would however impact non US citizens who are not entitled to vote from participating in our local, regional and national elections. This is the law of the land written into our Constitution and any political party that promotes breaking our laws to allow non US citizens (illegal aliens) to vote should lose their party accreditation.

SARGE
5 years ago

Speaking of people without IDs. Well. I dont have anything good to say about people without ids. Its been my experience that these people are hiding from someth8ng. You know warrants, child support, too many duis, there is just never a good excuse for not having an id. Last year the dems were trying to use the excuse of color of skin for not having an id. Remember. Or being poor. I remember guys not being able to cash their ckecks because they didnt have ids. They’d ask for cash, I’d just laugh at them. Anyway, I’ll get my self in trouble here if I keep talking about this subject. Your just a loser POS if you cant produce an id to vote.

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