Exactly two weeks ago today, 335,885 Arkansans went to the polls to vote in party primaries and in non-partisan judicial elections. By all accounts, the elections went smoothly with no major problems.
Which leads to a question. Where was all the voter ID fraud the Republic Party claims to exist? Out of the 335,885 votes cast two weeks ago, surely the Republic Party can find at least ONE case of voter ID fraud?
Arkansas Republicans want to impose a law requiring voters to present identification at the polls before exercising their constitutional right to vote. Republicans claim there is widespread fraud with people going to the polls to vote in other people's names.
However, when you ask for one, just one, Arkansas example of this type of fraud, Republicans stammer, mumble and claim it exists but that we just haven't caught anyone yet. The real reason why no one has been caught is because it doesn't happen. No one is going take a chance of a five-year federal prison sentence just so they can vote one extra time.
Frankly, this voter ID requirement idea is nothing more than a poll tax Republicans want to impose on the poor and minorities who may vote for Democrats.