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Friday, September 28, 2012

Sarah Silverman does it again

Warning: Explicit words, but good video, and pretty darn educational. There is also a 'clean version' if you can't handle the 'f'-word.

Be sure to check out the LetMyPeopleVote webpage.

I live in a state that requires an ID, but it doesn't have to be a photo ID, so a Social Security card or credit card works, according to the requirements as outlined by the Council of State Legislatures' web page and then there's this from our Secretary of State's office:
All voters must produce identification or be known by a precinct officer prior to voting. KRS117.227 and 31 KAR 4:010 provide the types of ID that can be used by the voter such as: Personal acquaintance of precinct officer, Driver’s license, Social Security card, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.
Fortunately, I have a driver's licence. But I know of one person who would have to use the credit card option to vote. Not everyone has a valid state ID or driver's licence, and the hoops to get even the ID can be daunting if you don't have some form of proof of identification in hand already, even if you're a native-born American. So while requiring photo identification seems quite reasonable on the surface, the use of it to disenfranchise certain groups who tend to vote one way by politicians in the other party is, well, wrong.

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