Voter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion needed to pro­tect elec­tions

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

I have to dis­agree with your edi­to­rial po­si­tion on the voter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion amend­ment. We need this and have for many years. If ev­ery­body was hon­est, maybe we would not need it, but as you know there are many who are not.

I served on the Ben­ton County Quo­rum Court for three terms from 1993 through 1998. In my first term, the Clin­tons got this thing called “mo­tor voter regis­tra­tion” through Congress. The gist of the act was you could reg­is­ter at the rev­enue of­fice. Our county clerk was ex­plain­ing how this worked and I asked her “How are you go­ing to be sure they are cit­i­zens?” She an­swered that a part of the new laws says they can’t be asked if they are cit­i­zens. This is the rea­son peo­ple are vot­ing when they are not cit­i­zens.

To­day, I had the car ser­viced and guess what I had to show be­fore they would take my check: my driver’s li­cense. The only folks who don’t want peo­ple to show IDs are Democrats and folks like the rest of us have no prob­lem show­ing IDs. This idea that peo­ple are try­ing to hold down the poor folks from vot­ing is pure hog wash. I have heard this for years and I’m sick to death of bull like this.

I also have had the news­pa­per for close to 50 years and any more I know the names of the folks in the let­ters to the ed­i­tor that I know not to waste my time read­ing. When I see the name, I know where they stand on a sub­ject.

J.R. MOSER Cave Springs

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