Saturday, July 9, 2011

SC Governor Nikki Haley signs Voter ID bill into law

Again, sanity rules in SC. Democrats say there is no proof that voter fraud exists and they intend to keep it that way. When identification measures are non-existent to gain access to the voter booths, it is impossible to prove fraud. There is plenty of evidence that ACORN was able to register hundreds of fictitious voters in the last election, so it is only reasonable to extend this to the voting booth. We must tighten our control to insure that there are no "hanging chads" in the next election. This is a great step forward.

With music pumping, Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law Wednesday a bill requiring S.C. voters to show a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, to cast a ballot.

Currently, voters only must show a voter registration card, which does not have a photo.
“If you can show a picture to buy Sudafed, if you can show a picture to get on an airplane, you should be able to show a picture ID to (vote),” Haley said during the signing ceremony, surrounded by supporters and lawmakers who pushed the bill.

Joe Dugan, chairman of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party, made the drive to see the signing and celebrate. “If we don’t have integrity at the ballot box, we don’t have it anywhere.”
But Democrats and bill opponents say the law will suppress turnout by likely Democratic voters, including the poor and African-Americans, who are less likely to have photo IDs or transportation to get one.

It also could hinder students from voting, they say. The law, which still must win approval from the U.S. Justice Department, does not recognize student IDs as a valid form of identification for voting.

Assuming it wins Justice Department approval, future voters will have to show a South Carolina driver’s license, other photo ID issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicle, a military ID or a passport.

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