I would like to respond to the comments made by Mr. Doerr in reference to voter ID laws. He stated that "the voter ID is a political ploy to solve a problem that essentially does not exist."
I can't believe that anyone in this day and age would be so ill-informed or naive to think that there couldn't be voter fraud. Where there are humans, there will be fraud and voting is not exempt. I will give you a couple of instances that I saw just recently. The first was in the Baltimore Sun Sept. 11. Wendy Rosen, a Democratic candidate for the 1st District Congressional race withdrew because of allegations she voted in two states. Rosen, 57, a Cockeysville businesswoman and Maryland voter, told The Baltimore Sun that she registered to vote in Florida several years ago in order to support a "very close friend" running for the St. Petersburg City Council and to vote on local issues there. Rosen said she was able to register in Florida because she owned property there."
Another instance was when CNN reported Oct 9, 2008, that ACORN filed more than 2,000 voter registrations that turned out to be bogus. And the funniest has to do with U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, who emphatically denies that there is any evidence of voter fraud. A reporter went into a polling place in Washington DC and asked if they had an Eric Holder? The poll worker placed a mark next to Eric Holder's name and offered the reporter Eric Holder's ballot. You can watch the entire hidden camera video on YouTube.
My point is, if there is a will, there is a way. I would encourage people to do their homework. Too many people just repeat what they hear on the news, without checking the facts. Ask yourself, honestly, how can requiring ID's for voting be bad? What don't you need a photo ID for nowadays? People had to have a photo ID to get into the Democratic National Convention. It will keep both sides of the aisle honest. If you have nothing to hide, why not get an ID?
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