Why the outrage over voter ID?

Why does Attorney General Holder oppose state laws requiring that people show a photo ID in order to vote? Why does he call such laws “discriminatory”? Why has the NAACP appealed to the United Nations against such laws, calling them an attack on human rights?

A letter writer to the New York Post, Bret Wallach of Hicksville, NY, explains it very simply:

Everyone should have to show a photo ID before they are allowed to vote (“The Make-Believe Tyranny of Photo ID,” Rich Lowry, Post-Opinion, March 13).

People already have to do so to board a plane. And don’t some banks ask for a photo ID before they will cash your check?

So what’s wrong with the government also ensuring that you are who you say you are?

The only people complaining are those who are probably committing voter fraud. Why else would they be upset?

It is particularly interesting that they are almost all from one party.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 16, 2012 12:10 PM | Send

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