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To ID or not ID

One question being batted around in Richmond is whether to ID voters or not ID voters.

Voter identification proposals are on the agenda in the Virginia General Assembly. If this measure is like most, it will be batted back and forth like a shuttlecock in a badminton game.

Feathers will fly as each side strongly debates the pros and cons of whether to change voting procedures to guard the integrity of elections across the Old Dominion.

One proposal will require voters to show certain forms of identification before being allowed to vote on a general ballot.

This would change the law that requires a less rigid ID card requirement.

There is a mixture of what to require, what to ignore, what is new and what is old.

As law enforcement and many other agencies find more and more fake identification cards, drivers licenses, Social Security numbers, and all types of false and fake IDs, who can adamantly defend the need for proper identification for any use?

Anyone who has voted, knows poll workers who know who you are, must ask your name and address, as well as seeing a form of identification.

Has the ease of producing fake IDs with technological advances in equipment and the influx of illegal immigrants led to a greater awareness of what is occurring in underground America?

If there’s a way of skirting authorities and established laws, there are people who spend hours working to circumvent those laws.

Take our pick, and you can find purveyors of “easy come-easy go” as they rake in money by unscrupulous means.

It has been said that many years ago numbers of votes came out of cemeteries.

Americans have grown weary of elected bodies that rule the hometown, state and nation.

Improved laws, of any kind, are welcomed if administered fairly and squarely.



One Response to To ID or not ID

  1. Ron Keister

    January 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    It appears this editorial / opinion states this problem is too hard to fix, so do not do anything. This makes no sense! Just because a problem will be very hard to fix is no reason not to try to fix the problem!

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