Want to vote? Get out your photo ID

One more state--Kansas--decides that you need photo identification to vote. 

No one should have to wonder why you only need your signature to vote in Illinois. There was a big debate in Kansas over whether the state had enough vote fraud to need such a requirement. But no such questions need by raised in Chicago and Illinois. 

Naturally, the usual complaints were heard: It's racist, it'll impact the poor mostly, it's just a ploy directed at illegal immigrants. 

The story notes:

Eight other states have photo ID laws, and a statute in Oklahoma takes effect July 1, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, though proposals have gained traction among legislators in nearly a dozen other states. Kobach said the Kansas law is stronger because it marries a photo ID provision to a proof-of-citizenship requirement and new rules for mail ballots.

Voting and "one man, one vote," often described as the most precious of our rights, deserves such protections.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/04/kan-gov-sign-bill-requiring-photo-id-polls#ixzz1K0Dl1roS

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Tags: elections, politics

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