Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ICYMI: How Voter ID Can Stop Absentee Voter Fraud

Vote fraud deniers often criticize voter ID saying it does not address absentee ballot fraud.  Heritage scholar Hans Von Spakovsky has a great comeback based on Kansas’s law:

An excellent model would be Kansas’ voter identification law. Under the Kansas S.A.F.E. Act, voters must provide photographic identification to vote at the polls. A few of the accepted forms of identification include driver’s licenses, state identification cards, U.S. passports, student ID’s, and concealed hand gun licenses.

To vote absentee, one must include a copy of an accepted form of photo identification, or provide a full Kansas driver’s license or nondriver ID number when requesting the absentee ballot or returning the voted ballot.

Voter ID is a great tool to stop all kinds of vote fraud.  Maybe this is one of the reasons it is so popular.    

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