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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Yes, voters' identities should be verified before they're allowed to vote. I'm fine with requiring photo ID as well.
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    i have no problem with a voter id bill so long as the id is either free or the voting place accepts things like a phone bill (which is a quite common form of identification). voting is too important for any sort of barrier to prevent people from participating in this country's governance. also all voting places should be equipped to issue cards on the spot.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    We're at 96% on our poll, so why is there even a debate here?

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    hey, if they can't vote...then they shouldn't pay any taxes either.

    If they are paying taxes then wouldn't that mean they have a job and a bank account, two things that you need an ID for?
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    I still cannot imagine someone not having a photo ID. How would you function?
    I can't think of any adult I have ever known in the US that did not have some form of ID.

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Actually you express an elitist viewpoint which is based on hating your chosen enemy. I want EVERYBODY to vote who is eligible regardless how or who they vote for.
    My position is that I want everyone who is eligible regardless how or who they vote for to at least be informed first before voting.
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It is certainly telling that, so far, only those on the side that tends to benefit from voter fraud have denied that it is a problem.
    excellent point. What is funny is watching some dem advocates pretend that those who don't have IDs are not normally dem voters. The fact that its the dem party that is whining about these requirements proves that people who don't have IDs tend to be dems

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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    The government requires financial institutions to verify my identity, before I can engage in business with them.
    Why not the same requirement for voting?
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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    It baffles me that there are people who are against showing ID to vote. WHY??


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    Re: Should the govt verify the identity of a person attempting to vote?

    Yes, of course a photo ID should be required to vote. If it's not a photo ID that required proof of citizenship (most state DMV's require proof before issuance), then proof of citizenship should also be required.

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