December 12, 2013
Somehow, we are thinking that it can't be easier to get an ID in South Africa than it is here in Amerikkka:
All of this gets even funnier when you remember that the Federal Election Commission chaired by none other than Jimmy Carter (that noted Republican racist... but then I repeat my ownself) studied elections all over the world before concluding that Voter IDs were one of the five pillars of election integrity:
Critics of requiring voters to present a photo ID at the polls say the practice would disenfranchise minority voters, and some even accuse proponents of being motivated by racism. They don’t mention, however, that a 21-member bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter, advocated just such a policy in 2005.
The commission, also co-chaired by former Secretary of State James Baker, called voter identification one of “five pillars” that would “build confidence” in the integrity of federal elections. Only three of the 21 commission members voted against requiring photo identification of voters.
“The right to vote is a vital component of U.S. citizenship, and all states should use their best efforts to obtain proof of citizenship before registering voters,” the commission’s report stated. “In close or disputed elections, and there are many, a small amount of fraud could make the margin of difference.”
Far from seeing a photo ID requirement as a negative, the commission said it could become a path to even greater access to the ballot.
Posted by Cassandra at December 12, 2013 06:07 AM
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these guys are beyond hypocrisy, and are obviously immune to shame. Very sad.
Carter will not be remembered well, and the poor sorry self important sack of sh*t already knows it.
Posted by: CAPT Mike at December 12, 2013 11:10 PM