Skip to comments.The People Say Check For Photo IDs On Election Day
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
Elections: Democratic politicians consider photo ID requirements discriminatory, but the people disagree. There's broad support for preventing illegal voting, a reflection of how precious Americans hold the right to vote.
Through our history Americans have defended and died for the right to vote. Daniel Webster called voting "a social duty of as solemn a nature as man can be called to perform."
So it should be no surprise to find that across virtually every grouping, the IBD/TIPP Poll found majority support for making sure that only those eligible to vote should do so. Of 912 adults surveyed nationwide during the first week of June, 67% believed voters should be "required to show a state-issued photo ID at the polls before being allowed to cast a ballot."
Only 28% thought they should not be required, while 4% were unsure.
Among Democrats the breakdown was 49% to 45% in favor of the ID requirement, with 6% not sure. Republicans were heavily in favor of voter ID, by 90% to 8%, with 2% uncertain.
Independents also came in strongly in support, 69% of whom favored checking IDs, with 27% opposed and 4% unsure.
Those describing themselves as conservatives were 85% to 12% in favor, with 2% not sure. Moderates leaned toward the ID check by 63% to 32%, with 4% uncertain. Self-described liberals, on the other hand, were against a photo ID rule 57% to 35%, with 8% not sure.
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That’s SOP here in Alaska, every time I’ve voted since the 1980s. Your valid photo id (drivers’ license or other state state or federal photo id) with address is validated against the precinct voter list.
I suspect they didn’t poll the voters in the cemeteries and mausoleums. Undoubtedly they were underrepresented in this poll.
If the bank wants a photo ID and a thumb-print to cash a check to get my own money....then voting ought to meet, at least, that hurdle,IMHO.
As it should be. In the Blue/Liberal state of Maryland where they welcome illegal immigrants with open arms (Dems hoping to get their vote), they don't check...just ask your name and check it against the list. Don't even ask for the vote registration card that is issued.
Here's another double-standard...if your license expires or you need a passport, you have to provide numerous "proof" of citizenship...an expired license or in some cases a birth cert doesn't do it by its self.
So, as many people ask, how is asking for ID when voting any different? I guess liberals think we are really stupid.