I have been an American citizen my whole life (58 yrs.) and cannot get a job in the U.S. without a current picture I.D. and an actual social security card. So, why would I feel that I should be able to vote for the leader of my country without one? As long as this rule would apply to everybody, I don't see the problem.
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Upsurd is requiring our retired military from WWII and retirees to get photo id when they didn't need it in the past. Maybe where you're from it;s easy, but here in Georgia it isn't! And you fail to mention the cost?
The cost of an ID is nominal and not nearly as costly as election fraud. I got them in Florida I have friends in GA that have a Drivers License They obtain ID quite simply So I guess the WW2 generation can't fly or cash a check at the bank either.
The cost for a picture ID in Nevada for senior and veterans is $10. A baptismal or birth certificate and proof of residence, such as a power bill or rent receipt, is required. I had to get my birth certificate not too long ago-cost $10.
Seriously Screaming, all due respect your state says it's $32 every 8 years. The cost argument is just grasping at straws.
Landmark, requiring my 84 year old mom to prove who she is is absurd! Again, she never drove, so no license. Read my previous comment!
Screaming, You don't need to drive to have official ID. Without it you can't open a bank account. That means you can't collect Social Security or even a welfare check since they dont pay cash and there is no way to make the deposit Give me a break
Landmark, My mom owns a home, gets SS, has a bank account, and Never had a picture id!
Nonsense, it's against the law to open a bank account without it. It violates Federal AML laws. Thats how we do soft hit credit checks. And no bank would allow a withdrawl of funds without picture ID. I have done this for 15 years for a living.
Junkseller, the Minnesota election commission found over 2800 dead people voted in the senate and presidential election that year alone. It is a big problem. Not picking on MN. It happens all over.
No, what happens all the time is STORIES about dead people voting. What doesn't ever happen is proof.
Franken received more votes in that election in multiple counties than they had voters that were even registered. That is a mathamatical impossibility without fraud.
Until I see proof of that, I'll continue to consider it a story. Even so, there was suspicion that duplicate ballots were double counted (which would explain it), but that would be an issue of election official mistakes, not voter impersonation.
Check with the Minnesota Election commission. You'll get all the proof you need. That plus the dead people and convicted felons voting should be more than enough.
You want me to check with a nonexistent entity for nonexistent information? I'll get right on that. There is actually evidence of felons improperly voting, but that also has nothing to do with voter impersonation.
The secretary of state office set up a comm (non existent apparently) to investigate the matter Numerous people testified to this in an investigation and they refused to turn over to the attorney general It was bad politics to pursue after an elec
Think about how bad it will be for all of those poor people when they find out they can't get their Social Security without proper ID. They can't accept the deposit without a bank account to put it in, which requires proper ID.
LOL...any mandate? Amazing how so many are against Obamacare yet for a photo id mandate. And to landmark, 32 dollars isn't a lot to most, but a lot to those on fixed income. In Ga, u have to fill out form, they mail to you, and you mail back! WEEKS!
Voting is optional Obamacare is not. $32 is $4 a year and it's free for veterans...My 8 years old nephew earns enough to cover that. Come on
Why is Ga. any different from the other 49 states? If that bad, how would you afford transportation to the voting site anyway? Many have sad, you can barely function without an I.D. in any way. If you don't have one, voting shouldn't be your worry.