Sixteen Democrat senators want the Department of Justice to investigate states with voter ID laws to determine whether photo identification requirements would keep millions of eligible voters from voting.
“Many of these laws effectively disenfranchise thousands of eligible voters.” Michael Bennet, Democrat Senator from Colorado
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Democrat lawmakers—Mark Begich, Alaska; Michael Bennet, Colorado; Dick Durbin, Illinois; Tom Harkin, Iowa; Mary Landrieu, Louisiana; Benjamin Cardin, Maryland; Harry Reid, Nevada, Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire, Tom Udall, New Mexico; Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, New York; Sherrod Brown, Ohio; Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Oregon; Patty Murray, Washington; and Herb Kohl, Wisconsin—wrote that photo ID requirements have the potential to keep older people, racial minorities, low-income voters, and students from exercising their right to vote.
“We urge you to protect the voting rights of Americans by using the full power of the Department of Justice to review these voter identification laws and scrutinize their implementation.”
Photo IDs are necessary to curtail Democrat voter fraud that has become rampant in recent elections. They ensure that voters are legally registered, and that they vote only once.
Every state offers photo identification to people who don’t have a driver’s license. Maryland public schools even require students to carry photo identification to prove that they belong in school.
Photo IDs are necessary to fly or cash a check. They are also required to get food stamps, medical assistance, and other government “entitlements.”
Enough of this maddness! Either Americans value their right to vote as much as they do their government “entitlements” or they don’t.
For more on the story, see Senators concerned by photo ID requirement to vote.