Everyone who has bothered to educate themself on this issue knows what's going on here... and it has zero to do with voter fraud.
Brendan Fischer [of the Center for Media and Democracy] explained, "Voter ID. in your state and a lot of other states is not something that is necessarily being created by the people you elected." The watchdog group says almost every voter ID bill in the nation shares common elements to a template that's provided by the group, American Legislative Exchange Council -- or "ALEC" for short. ALEC calls itself a "Non-partisan membership association for conservative lawmakers who share a common belief". The group includes support from the controversial billionaire Koch brothers and other huge names in corporate America. [...] The watchdog group says ALEC is writing many of the hot bills our lawmakers claim as their own. "These think tanks essentially hand state legislatures changes to our laws that they desire," Fischer added.
Action 3 News's Liz Dorland has studied both Iowa and Nebraska's proposed Voter ID bills and both hit on every single point in the ALEC template for "Voter ID Act" that is provided by ALEC Exposed. The co-sponsor of Iowa's bill is Senator Linda Upmeyer. She has clear ties to ALEC- in fact, she's the Treasurer.
Investigation: Just Who Is Behind Voter ID? - www.kmtv.comWhile identification requirements for voting are certainly not new, many states have prohibited once-acceptable identification such as student IDs, Social Security cards, utility bills and bank statements in favor of the “strict” or government-issued photo IDs. In 2011, 34 states introduced legislation requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification before voting [ALEC at work, I'd say -- Karl]. Seven states–including Alabama, Kansas and Wisconsin–enacted the laws. Before that, only two states had so-called strict ID requirements in order to vote. [...]
A 2006 report by the Brennan Center [...] [notes] that laws requiring documents such as a birth certificate or proof of naturalization before registering to vote create an impenetrable barrier for millions of Americans. The center found that 7 percent of Americans did not have access to citizenship documents. If that figure holds true today, it amounts to 15 million adult citizens who can’t readily produce proof of citizenship.
Voter ID laws keep citizens from voting | The Colorado Independent
Last edited by Karl; 02-29-12 at 08:36 PM.
The center found that 7 percent of Americans did not have access to citizenship documents. If that figure holds true today, it amounts to 15 million adult citizens who can’t readily produce proof of citizenship.
Could it possibly be because they are not citizens?
But maybe the words in front of you aren't proof enough for you.
Here's the MO State home page, it's on there, have a ball - there's a search box at the top:
MO.gov | Official Website of the State of Missouri
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