"Opponents say it unfairly discriminates against minorities, the poor and the elderly, who are less likely to have a driver’s license."
It doesn't matter what the subject is, there will always be opponents to it.
Here's a question: If voters are not required to show an I.D. before voting how do you defeat voter fraud? Here's another: If illegal aliens can get drivers licenses, what's stopping them from voting as though they were citizens? Passing legislation requiring voters to show I.D. is at least a start, if not perfect.
If something like showing I.D./drivers license prior to voting cannot be passed or used, how does this effect immigration enforcement? This ends up being just another hole in the sieve.
"Georgia's voter ID measure first passed in 2005 amid a fierce debate that ignited racial tensions." If you think about it seriously is it really about race? Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton ad their demagogic ilk will push to make it seem as though it is. But that doesn't make it so. I'm thinking this kind of dawns on Jackson, but he would never admit it, which is probably why he is so gung-ho on making the illegal immigration debate about civil rights.
States, the nation need to take up the issue of IDs as a means of defeating voter fraud as it also helps seal up cracks in our pathetic immigration policies.
From the Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Associated Press
ATLANTA — The U.S. Justice Department gave its approval today to a Georgia law requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.
But it is unclear whether legal challenges surrounding the voter ID law will be resolved in time for elections later this year. A federal judge had ruled that an earlier version of the Georgia law was unconstitutional.
Supporters — including Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue, who signed the measure — say it is needed to crack down on voter fraud.
Opponents say it unfairly discriminates against minorities, the poor and the elderly, who are less likely to have a driver’s license. MORE...
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