You don’t need photo ID to go to church, practice free speech or even stand on the street corner with friends to complain about the government.
Exercising another precious constitutional right, voting, should be no different.
Last night on "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert mocked and crushed the Republican Party’s call for requiring photo ID to exercise your right to vote.
Remember that scandal back in 2008 where roving bands of miscreants attempted to cheat and vote multiple times at multiple polling locations in an attempt to get Obama more votes here in Arkansas? You don’t? Of course not, because it didn’t happen.
I’ve been involved in dozens of campaigns and have never seen or heard of people attempting voter fraud by voting multiple times. It just doesn’t happen.
Frankly, I believe this demand for a photo ID requirement by the Republican Party is an attempt to discourage certain people from voting, all under the guise of preventing voter fraud. Here in Arkansas, there is little evidence of the fraud the Republican Party alleges.
Not everyone has a photo ID and not everyone carries it with them at all times. Therefore, I’ll always refer to this photo ID baloney as a "poll tax.’ It’s a tax on time and money to require someone to either pay for a photo ID or drive to get one.
I’ll let Colbert complete the rest of my argument. Just click on the link below to watch this hilarious video that makes the GOP look foolish.
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