Skip to comments.Kentucky Sec of state candidates differ on photo ID to vote
Posted on 10/23/2011 4:13:25 PM PDT by SMGFan
Whether Kentuckians should show official mug shots before voting has surfaced as a divisive issue in the face-off for secretary of state.
Republican candidate Bill Johnson supports passing a new law requiring would-be voters to present photo identification at the polling station. He sees the stricter standard as a "common-sense security measure" to prevent fraud.
His Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, responds that state law has worked by requiring voters to show a non-photo ID or be recognized by precinct officers. Using her own family as an example, she claims the new standard would present a hardship and deter some people from voting.
"I don't think we need to tell my grandmother who's 91 years old that she has to purchase a government-issued ID before she gets to vote on election day at the same precinct she's been at for 40 years," Grimes said. "It's in essence a poll tax. It's taking us backwards."
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BTW, it looks like GOP Williams is going to lose big in governor race versus the Dem incumbent. Was it a personal flaw that doomed him?
Speaking of “taking Kentucky backwards” the Democrats have their heads stuck in 1830 and cannot be moved.
Too damn bad. If the criminal communists Democrats stopped their recruiting illegal voters then there would be no problem.
These people invariably claim “intimidation” when asked for an ID when voting. I wonder what these idiots do when they go into a bank for a transaction and are confronted by a teller who has never seen them before. Guess what! I’d feel intimidated if I were not asked for an ID and I’d report the errant teller to the management. This whole thing is blatantly stupid on its face. The desire here is to be able to go to several precincts while presenting as a different person each time. This phenomenon is peculiar to Democrats and has the desired effect of amplifying their vote.
*Bill Johnson ping*
In many precincts in Baltimore City there are NO Republican election judges due to there being so few Republicans in the city at all. Dems "act" as Repbulicans. They can vote for as many people as they want to, whether the people show up to be recognized, or are even alive. Who would know? Many, many people need picture ID to buy cigarettes, buy liquor, get food stamps, go on an airplane, etc. Dems do not want fair elections.
When and where has it ever been said that voters would have to pay for a photo ID?
Rats lie. It’s what they do best.
Completely false argument. I.D.'s in every state that has passed this law are free for the purpose of voting. And for any bed-ridden senior in assisted living, this isn't going to be an issue because they won't be I.D.-ed at the polling place, but through the absentee ballot system.
I have tried repeatedly to reach the Williams campaign for signs etc.
Neither Northern Ky or Frankfort even answers their phones.
I gave up.
If your grandmother had any respect for election law, rights of Americans to hold a sacred monopoly on voting in America, and American sovereignty itself, I think that she would be more than happy to comply.
Well, they’ve played up Williams’ intallation of a taxpeyer funded big screen TV in his office. Also, Williams always has an angry look in front of the cameras.
Well, thanks for that detail.
A search here seems to show many freepers might be unaware of this race in two weeks. And a failure in a state GOP should do better in.
No one started a topic on the race.
Could the results hurt down ticket?