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Viewpoint: Who is really voting?

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Attorney General Eric Holder said several days ago that he will direct the Justice Department to closely examine new state laws that require showing a photo ID before voting.

Holder says he's looking for potential racial bias, but he is out of touch with the vast majority of Americans.

Seventy percent-- that's seven out of ten-- of Likely voters believe we SHOULD be required to show photo identification- such as a driver's license- before being allowed to cast a ballot.

A new Rasmussen survey finds that just 22%-- about two in ten-- oppose this kind of requirement. Georgia has such a law, and even provided mobile ID card units that would come to your house and give you an ID, if you couldn't get one yourself.

The federal government has no problem with citizens being required to show an ID when they buy tobacco or alcohol, so why is there a problem with knowing that a potential voter IS who he claims to be?

The government needs to get its priorities in order, and ensure that our elections are legitimate, and that no one votes more than once, or in the wrong precinct.

 

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