Skip to comments.Rep. Larsen Proposes Legislation to Ban Voter ID Requirements in Federal Elections
Posted on 04/26/2013 4:10:09 PM PDT by mdittmar
On Friday, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would effectively ban requirements that voters show some form of official identification in federal elections. Under the proposed law, voters without required identification would still be able to vote by signing a sworn affidavit that they are the person they represent themselves to be.
Voter identification laws have proliferated in the states in recent years, with critics charging that they are nothing more than a poll tax to suppress the votes of groups, such as people of color and students, that traditionally vote for Democrats. Think Progress reports:
"Voter ID laws, which require voters to show photo ID in order to vote, are one of the most common forms of voter suppression laws favored by Republican state lawmakers. Although the laws supporters claim that they are necessary to combat in-person voter fraud, a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit fraud at the polls. According to one study, a vanishingly small 0.0002 percent of votes are the product of such fraud. Instead, the primary function of voter ID laws is to make it harder for minorities, students, low-income votersall of whom are both less likely to have ID and more likely to vote for Democrats than other voter demographicsfrom casting a ballot."
Maybe we should ban them all,just to be fair.
But we do need to register and do background checks on law abiding gun owners. Commie hypocrite!
just in time:
Voter Fraud: Obama Failed to Qualify For Indiana Ballot? How Many Other States?
If this passes would we be able to claim “civil disobedience” for getting together a large group of freepers together on election day to vote in the same manner democrats do?
Vote often on the same day...
If they aren’t going to enforce the election laws...
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE.....?
I swear that I am Santa Claus.
Really, I am!!
Here, this will prove my identity, Ho, Ho, Ho!!
NOW can I cast my vote??
What a sick joke!
There was a very good reason why we tossed King George OUT of our country in 1776.
Perhaps it’s time to revisit the events of 1775.
Why are the commie ‘RATS so afraid of asking someone to show an ID to vote? They don’t seem to have a problem with it when you want to buy some booze, a pack of smokes or some ammunition. How can we be sure that kids under the legal voting age aren’t voting? From what I’m seeing and reading, “teachers” are encouraging their young skulls full of mush to vote for the communist DemocRATS.
another democrat for tyranny . is this a surprise.no
More fraud. He wants the illegals to have an easier time voting 72 times in the same election.
If they can have an EBT card, they can show ID.
I need ID to purchase Advil Cold & Sinus at the Walmart...
This country is so screwed...
Why even bother wasting the money and time on the elections. If the GOP is gonna continue to let the Rats cheat, why bother?
Anyone who still buys this "sworn affidavit" bull****, I've got a bridge for sale in Brooklyn that I'd like to talk to you about.
Adult passengers (18 and over) are required to show a U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID in order to be allowed to go through the checkpoint and onto their flight.
That doesn't sound fair.
My name is John Galt and I’m a registered voter though I lost every form of personal ID. anyways, I’m here to vote. I swear it’s all true.
The home of the all mail-in fraud. Er, I mean ballot.
Yeah, that's my signature, sure, yeah.
Prove me wrong copper, yeah that's the ticket.
The AFL-CIO whining about combating vote fraud. LOL!
All elections are state elections. This Democrat doesn’t know that? Really?
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