Obama: Requiring Photo-ID to Vote is Wrong. ‘Going to Vote In Somebody Else’s Name Doesn’t Happen’

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Speaking at the White House Thursday, on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama said that people do not take advantage of the lack of voter ID laws to cast fraudulent votes in other peoples’ names.

The president based his conclusion on government data on the number of people the government prosecutes for this crime.

“Sadly, too many states are making it harder for folks to vote–instituting photo ID laws that on the surface sound good,” said Obama.

“But I am certain, because we’ve actually looked at the data on this, that almost nobody wakes up saying, I’m going to go vote in somebody else’s name–doesn’t happen.”

Here is the excerpt from Obama’s speech where he explained why he opposes requiring people to have a photo ID to vote:

At the state levels, we’ve got some outstanding members of state legislatures–California, Florida–who have been championing mechanisms to get more people voting: Early voting, online registration.
But sadly, too many states are making it harder for folks to vote–instituting photo ID laws that on the surface sound good. If you poll the average American, they’ll say, yes, you should have to show your photo ID. But, in practice, it turns out that for seniors and for poorer folks, that’s not always easy to do. And by the way, it doesn’t actually address a real problem because there are almost no instances of people going to vote in somebody else’s name. It’s just not a–it turns out it’s just not a common crime.
You know, folks might think about, you know shoplifting. Attorney General, you know more about the crime statistics than I do, but I am certain, because we’ve actually looked at the data on this, that almost nobody wakes up saying, I’m going to go vote in somebody else’s name–doesn’t happen.
So the only reason to pass this law, despite the reasonableness of how it sounds, is to make it harder for folks to vote.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. It is a hardship to show ID ? to go to a Bank you a “second” ID not one, what is this maniacal insistence of making unlawful activities legal? why is Pres. Obama obsessed with anything LEGAL ?

  2. Then how did he ever get elected? If it wasn’t voting fraud then the wrong people are being permitted to vote. Why is my vote given the same weight as the ‘reformed low level drug dealer ‘? Or the high school grad?

  3. Dont most government agencies require some form of I.D. To prove identity. Then why should this governmental activity be any different? Dmv requires more than one form of identity is it racism??

  4. Hmm, Obama Logic

    And No one would drive with someone else’s license, why do we need photo IDs on drivers licenses???

    The longer he is in office the more his stupidity shows!!!!

  5. There is no real evidence of voter fraud as described by the above commenters. The purpose of voter suppression is to steal elections. The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives admitted publicly that the purpose of that state’s voter ID law was to give the state to Romney in the 2012 election.

    Jews have even been the target if voter suppression efforts in some NY communities. It is a shonda that some commenters are supporting these.

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