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Reader's View: Identification laws don’t suppress legal voters

Many if not all adults in this country are required to show an ID in their day-to-day lives. Simple situations such as buying alcohol, picking up a package at the post office, boarding an airplane, getting hired on a new job and many others requi...

Many if not all adults in this country are required to show an ID in their day-to-day lives. Simple situations such as buying alcohol, picking up a package at the post office, boarding an airplane, getting hired on a new job and many others require identification.
But somehow the left does not think we should have to show ID to vote. They say it would hurt the poor and elderly. That is bull.
A vast majority of the poor and elderly is on some sort of government assistance, such as Social Security, welfare, housing assistance or food stamps. Don’t you need an ID in order to receive those benefits?
All this phony outrage by the left is nothing more than an attempt to let as many illegals vote as possible. It is not a coincidence that while the left tries to overturn overt ID laws, President Barack Obama is doing all he can to keep as many illegals as possible from being deported. And why not? Polls indicate that about 75 percent of illegals would vote Democrat if given a chance.
That is typical of those on the left. They seem to think it is perfectly OK to lie and cheat to win elections. Just ask former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In a recent interview he proudly admitted that during the last presidential election he told bold-faced lies about Mitt Romney not paying taxes for more than 10 years. Then tried to justify it by saying, “Romney didn’t win, did he?”
Memo to all legal U.S. citizens: We have a presidential election in about 16 months. If you want to vote but don’t have an ID, you can start making plans now to get one. I am sure this can be done in time for the election.
Shawn Calligan
Hibbing

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