We know voter fraud is a major problem in the United States and why wouldn’t it be… when I go to vote the poll worker asks for my name and looks to see if it’s on the list. If it is… I can vote. There is no attempt made to make sure I am who I say I am or that I even live at the address in their records.
So it was with interest that I read a story on the Think: Progress website (that should have been the first clue) about a brave WWII veteran who had overcome every obstacle in order to vote. But he was turned away:
Paul Carroll, an 86-year-old World War II veteran who has lived in the same Ohio town for four decades, was denied a chance to vote in the state’s primary contests today after a poll worker denied his form of identification, a recently-acquired photo ID from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
There is even a nice stock photo next to the article of some military guys saluting the flag. How patriotic.
Why would such a guy be denied the right to vote?
Ah… the answer:
The poll worker rejected the ID because it did not contain an address, as required by Ohio law.
We have the entire problem and solution to the problem! He didn’t follow the law!
Had this guy been black I’m sure there would have been charges of racism involved by the Left.
He didn’t follow the law!
Do we live in a nation of laws where people need to have at least a basic understanding of what is required or do we lower the bar so low that we all become stupid by extension and beholden to those who take advantage?
The article states the man didn’t drive anymore so he let his driver’s license expire. What about just getting an Identification Card? Isn’t it a good idea to carry around an ID card with your name, photo, and address (especially if you’re 86 and drop dead so whomever finds you will know where you live)?
Many years ago I was watching the local news in Washington, D.C. and an engineer was on explaining something and he said:
If you idiot proof the world you make a world full of idiots.
That’s what Liberals want to do to us all because control is easier.