12/2: Are Voter ID laws unfair?

Moderated by Tom Sabulis
With a presidential election less than a year away, a nationwide protest backed by the NAACP will take place Dec. 10 to condemn voter ID laws being enacted by Republican-led states, including Georgia.

Congressman Hank Johnson calls these laws an attack on our rights.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp argues they will prevent election fraud.

What do you think?

25 comments Add your comment

Native Atlantan

December 2nd, 2011
6:26 pm

I’d like the AJC to get the records that support Brian Kemp’s claim that every year his office and the Ga Election Board ” investigate and penalize hundreds of people guilty of election fraud.” That claim has never been shown to be accurate. As for needing a photo ID to fly, to cash a check, to drive a car, etc., many American citizens don’t have the means for these middle-class activities. Requiring a photo ID is nothing but new Jim Crow.

RASTUDD

December 2nd, 2011
2:44 pm

I’m a little confused. The annual James Brown turkey give away in Augusta hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton (since the God Fathers passing) required an ID for people to get a free turkey. So is a free turkey more important than the vote?

Jamiqua

December 2nd, 2011
1:27 pm

Yeah, this is one of those issues where identifying the supporters (NAACP, Hank Johnson etal) pretty much ends the discussion right there. Hard to believe though that even Hank is stupid enough to argue that we should just permit anyone with a pulse who shows up at a polling place to vote.

Pompano

December 2nd, 2011
1:19 pm

No wonder the NAACP has become such a joke. They are actually advocating on behalf of a non-existant constituency on this issue. I doubt very seriously that you could actually find a law-abiding citizen without a valid ID who is civic minded enough to participate in an election.

Lt Dan

December 2nd, 2011
12:51 pm

Sorry, FIT instead of FIC.