Want to get on an airliner to fly some place? How about cashing a check on your own account at your bank? Going to use your credit card to make a purchase at a store? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you had best have your photo ID handy, or you will not likely get on that plane, cash that check or make that purchase. So why not be required to have your photo ID when you vote?
Arizona Governor, Gov. Janet Napolitano, thinks it is unfair or too much of a hardship to require voters to produce a photo ID when they arrive at the polls. So she vetoed a bill that would make that a requirement.
This is from Howard Fischer's article is Napolitano's reasoning:
"Napolitano, however, said Proposition 200 says only that identification is needed to get a "ballot." She said this new measure would have denied people the opportunity to vote even a "provisional ballot." .....If they left their ID home, they can simply go home and get it. Most states, such as Nevada, will give you a photo ID if you do not have a driver's licence. This is a load of bull, quite frankly. With all the accusations of voter fraud, such as dead people voting, people voting more than once and illegal aliens voting, this is one way to reduce that. Remember, Napolitano blongs to the party that wanted to reject military absentee ballots in Florida back in 2000 over the lack of a postmark on military mail. I suppose that those that defend our freedoms are okay to disenfranchise. - Sailor