Democrats Urge Justice Department to Investigate... Democrats? | The Weekly Standard: "The Rhode Island legislature, which has a majority of Democrats, passed voter ID legislation. Yesterday, Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent and one of your former colleagues, signed the bill into law. This law requires voters to show identification at the polls in 2012 and a photo before casting a ballot in 2014.It is by now difficult to refute that the world's largest economy can not run an honest election. And no, there is no argument which justifies it, even to redress past prejudice.
Senator Harold Metts (D – District 6, Providence), a minority and member of your political party [Harry Reid], was the sponsor of this voter ID bill in the Rhode Island Senate. Confronted with communications about fraud at several Providence polling locations, he proposed a voter ID bill in Rhode Island. He has said, “Fraud has gone unchallenged and ignored, and it must be stopped.”"
Saturday, July 9, 2011
What better sign that a bureaucracy will give up virtually all common sense in favor of self-preservation, than comparing requirements for identification at voting booths to Jim Crow laws?