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

Lt Dan

December 2nd, 2011
12:48 pm

Let’s take it a step further: along with an approved photo ID, you should bring a copy of your previous year’s W-2 to prove you paid Federal Income Tax. Only those who paid FIC should be allowed to vote in a Federal Election since your elected representation is spending your tax money.

Tag

December 2nd, 2011
10:07 am

Isn’t this country liberal enough to allow anyone from any country to vote in our elections?
If not let’s get on the bandwagon I want the Saudi’s, the Chinese, the Mexicans and everyone else to give us help and direct this county. Away with voter registration and being 18 and an American Citizen.

#occupy my desk...

December 2nd, 2011
9:35 am

Yeah I grew up in Chicago and the fraud was comical. More people voted than lived in a district, etc. They would literally give out cigs and vodka, and bus people in from projects with prefilled ballots. Can’t make this stuff up.

s

December 2nd, 2011
8:51 am

Hank Johnson is a moron who believes an island could tip over so I could care less what his opinion is on anything. I agree with Mr. Kemp on this one. There is NOTHING wrong with requiring ID for anything. They came up with state issued ID cards years ago for those people who don’t drive so there is NO excuse for not having ID!

Jack

December 2nd, 2011
8:49 am

I show my ID when I vote. No big deal. If anyone is able to vote, they’re able to get some sort of acceptable ID.

Alan

December 2nd, 2011
8:08 am

Let’s see with ID you can’t fly, cash a check, get a library card,go to the hospital on and on.

Mad Max

December 2nd, 2011
7:55 am

I’ve never understood why this is a controversy. It seems that we as a country that has admittedly allowed over 12 million undocumented aliens into our midst, should take some measures to ensure that we are not allowing this group to influence our government through the ballot box. I don’t buy the claim that it is discriminatory as it is not that difficult to get an ID. I also think that we should require a photocopy of the ID for absentee voting.

Rick in Grayson

December 2nd, 2011
7:42 am

What’s the problem? To vote in elections for state and national officials, the voter MUST be a US citizen! How else do we enforce this requirement?

A local electric bill will not meet this requirement. Hank Johnson should spend his time making sure that Guam is not tipping over. He certainly does not know how to enforce the requirements the US has for electing state and national officials.

Jacksmum

December 2nd, 2011
7:33 am

Seems a bit like the Blue Law repeals of late…most want Voter ID enacted, a few vocal extremists are throwing stones to keep their way in place. Mmmmmm, wonder why they are so interested in keeping this process blind?

nelson howard

December 2nd, 2011
7:13 am

I cannot imagine what is unfair about having voter ID. It would go along ways towards preventing BALLOT BOX STUFFING and having voters voting more than once.
1. the county will offer them free
2. photo drivers license acceptable.
3. employee photo id
4 valid US passport
5 US military ID
6 tribal photo ID
If someone has none of the above Georgia will offer 1 free.upon showing evidence they are registered voter, name and address.
There is absolutely, positively no discrimination there. The elderly, students, and the NAACP can be acommodated..
This is democracy in action ,