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

Alton C. Powell

December 2nd, 2011
7:10 am

Anyone opposing the show ID when voting
must have something to hide!!

USMC

December 2nd, 2011
7:05 am

For Liberals to suggest that African-Americans are somehow unable to simply show a photo I.D. is RACIST and ignorant.

I wonder if all of these same poor souls who complain about showing a photo I.D. to vote would have such a problem if they were asked to show a photo I.D. to CASH A WELFARE CHECK?

That’s what I thought. :-)

dcb

December 2nd, 2011
7:05 am

I have no problem with ID being required to exercise my U.S. citizen voting rights. In fact I’m dismayed to think that anyone would. Discrimination – garbage. With as many illegal immigrants living in our state and country as we have a failure to ask for proof of citizenship would be the folly. For those worried that those w/o gov’t issued proof would be the victims – let them spend their worry and protesting time arranging for those “victims” to gain that ID. I was able to get such ID for my wife w/o any trouble or cost.

BitterEXdemocrackkk

December 2nd, 2011
6:42 am

correction: democrackkk CONTROL in NC keeps voter fraud from being
exposed, prosecuted.

BitterEXdemocrackkk

December 2nd, 2011
6:40 am

Hank Johnson is a total lieberal idiot who is about to fall off the edge of reality…

Voter FRAUD DOES HAPPEN!

In NC right now, nearly 80% of the citizen voters WANT VOTER ID required but the century plus domination of the oppressive controlling NC democrackkks make such demands happen. Such is the democrackkk control in NC that even valid reports of voter fraud go UNinvestigated.
NC is one of very few states that do not require valid ID to vote.
Keep your voter ID laws strong!

Bob

December 2nd, 2011
4:41 am

How does anyone know if voter fraud is a problem if ID’s are not checked?
That’s similar to saying that driving without a license is not a problem because the police do not require drivers to show their ID’s at traffic stops.

Charles

December 2nd, 2011
3:55 am

The last 3 comments are my sentiments exactly especially from “Gaum” about Cong. Hank Johnson: he makes Cong. Maxine Waters look brilliant.

MM

December 1st, 2011
11:51 pm

It doesn’t really matter what I, or anyone, thinks about IDs preventing election fraud. The data at both the national and state levels over many election cycles is that proven incidents of fraud are miniscule and definitely no threat to election outcomes. (Not so for Bush v. Gore which ended in two unnecessary wars and a meltdown of the economy in addition to exposing what was for some a shocking lack of democratic process.) Mail-in voting has proven to have a much higher error rate but there’s no controversy there because of the conservative demographic of most of those voters. This is not opinion but the actual fact of the matter. The clear objective of all this fuss about fraud is to suppress voter turnout among those deemed by some as being “unqualified” to vote.

When I was young in south Georgia many years ago the scheme was literacy testing. My parents patiently explained to me how testing was necessary to assure a “good” outcome at the polls. Now,the same type of people are doing the same thing via another method. Old story.

Guam

December 1st, 2011
9:51 pm

Doesn’t Hank Johnson have more pressing matters to worry about, like Guam capsizing?

Obozonomics

December 1st, 2011
9:15 pm

If you are too lazy and or stupid to get an ID to vote then you don’t deserve to vote. If you are so foolish to argue for these losers then remember, birds of a feather… well you know the rest…