Finally! A Practical Solution to the “Voter Fraud” Problem
The Minnesota state legislature is about to pass another assembly-line Voter ID law. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie are opposed to this law. They’ve come up with their own idea instead — a simple method that would eliminate voter fraud WITHOUT disenfranchising anyone.
Polling places would have access to an electronic poll book. Voters who don’t have an ID card could have their information pulled up from state computers. Poll workers could easily verify whether or not the person actually is who he says he/she is. The voter’s driver’s license would be scanned in, or any other ID card with a picture. If someone has no picture ID whatsoever, they could take this person’s photo right there at the polling booth and scan that in.
Mark Ritchie said this procedure would be a lot less expensive than the Voter ID laws that are being passed in lockstep throughout the red states, as well as not disenfranchising anyone. He said:
“We would not be disenfranchising anybody and we would not be breaking the bank.”
Presto! Solomon himself couldn’t have come up with a more sensible solution. We now have a simple pragmatic way to eliminate voter fraud and simultaneously make sure no eligible voters are denied the right to vote.
Isn’t this great?!?!?!?!?
Surely, Republicans are in favor of this. After all, their stated reason for their Voter ID fixation has been their genuine fear that an ineligible voter might be able to vote.
And now — problem solved. It’s a Win Win.
So, the GOP is on board with this, right? Right??? I mean, they certainly wouldn’t have some sort of hidden unstated reason for pushing these Voter ID laws.