Letter-ID is not a hardshipSince Wisconsin law has long required all residents to have a state ID or driver’s license there should be no hardship for the poor or elderly in regards to voter IDs. If anything it protects their right to vote by preventing frauds using their names.
By: Duane Ward, Hudson, Hudson Star-Observer
Since Wisconsin law has long required all residents to have a state ID or driver’s license there should be no hardship for the poor or elderly in regards to voter IDs. If anything it protects their right to vote by preventing frauds using their names.
As for leaving it to voting officials, where there is an office, there is always the possibility of corruption. Giving them control is giving them control of your vote. I've run into corrupt voting officials myself before. I threatened to call my congressman, who was a friend of mine and they backed down. Had I not insisted I'd have lost my right to vote and I wasn't the only one. By the time it was straightened out over 250 from that polling station had been turned away. This is nothing new for Wisconsin! Voter fraud accounting for tens of thousands of votes used to be the excepted norm for Wisconsin. I've sat in my congressman's headquarters and watched the voter fraud reports roll in -- numbers over 10,000 not unusual in southern Wisconsin. When the number of votes exceeds the number of voters something's wrong! Voter ID hopefully corrects most of that.
This was nothing more than a political speech by Mr. Sjoberg (letter in Feb. 16 Star-Observer) and for the most part, his word against Rep. Knudson's.
If he finds pulling out his wallet to show his ID abusive he might want to look up the definition of the word abuse. All the elderly I know would worm his ears over his opinion. They would be glad to point out its "one man, one vote!" What better way to ensure that than voter ID?
Get on the stick Mr. Sjoberg.