Skip to comments.Jersey Legislators Take Stand Against Voter ID
Posted on 08/20/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by John Semmens
New Jersey State Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) called on Governor Chris Christie to break ranks with fellow Republicans who are drafting a voter ID law for that state. McKeon says he wants Christie to use his allotted speaking time at the upcoming GOP Convention to denounce voter ID laws.
These voter ID laws are clearly aimed at disenfranchising the illiterate, lazy, and undocumented persons who comprise a significant portion of the Democratic Partys constituency, McKeon complained. These people already have a hard enough life without having to endure the additional effort required to get a photo ID. The state ought not to be burdening them with tasks they cant handle.
McKeon called the proposed voter ID law a solution in search of a problem. Thus far only a handful of so-called fraudulent voters have been caught. The implication that this is just the tip of an ice berg with the vast majority lying unseen below the surface is unproven. In fact, Id even go so far as to say that research showing that the vast majority of non-voters are Democrats raises the question as to whether these so-called fraudulent votes are in any meaningful sense wrong. Someone needs to speak for the interests of these people. Is casting votes on their behalf really so bad?
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I don’t really see much of a problem with requiring photo ID .... don’t 90 percent of them have copies of those pictures they take when you’re booked at the police station with your prisoner number across your chest ?
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