Trumka: “The real voter ID agenda”

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch - June 15, 2016:

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Extremists in the Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature recently voted to add a new constitutional amendment option to the ballot this November. If it passes, the amendment would make it easier for the Legislature to pass laws requiring voters to produce photo identification at the polls.

Voter ID and similar disenfranchisement bills have nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the ballot. Instead, they are a blatant, cynical attempt to rig elections in favor of one political party.

Voter fraud in the United States is virtually nonexistent. An individual is more likely to be struck by lightning than impersonate a voter at the polls. It’s common sense. Who in their right mind would be willing to risk a hefty fine or jail time in exchange for one vote?


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