The House passed a bill yesterday that requires a government issued Photo ID to vote. The bill would require that photo ID be required to vote by the November 2008 election. This is popular with the American people where polls show that 80-90 percent agree with such a bill.
This bill directly affects immigration in that it keeps illegal aliens and other non-citizens from fraudulently voting.
I covered the pros and cons debate yesterday in the House.
The ACLU is already up in arms about the passage of this bill.
It passed with votes along party lines, the Republicans voting for and the Democrats voting against. Below are those members who voted opposite of the majority of their party.
Sanders an independent voted against the bill.
Democrats voting in favor of the bill:
Republicans voting against the bill:
Kennedy (RI) (D)
Moore (KS) (D)
See the full vote roll
Who are Democrats trying to kid? If Republicans withdrew the photo ID proposal and substituted a proposal to require every voter to dip a finger in a vial of indelible ink, every Democtrat in America would oppose it on the grounds that it discriminated against purple people. The bottom line is, Democrat are going to fight to retain the ability to steal elections. That's the bottom line.
Posted by: Paul R. Hollrah on September 21, 2006 08:53 PM