Remember when the GOP increased its control over the Hamilton County Commission to a 7-2 majority in August 2010? Fact is, Hamilton County has never been redder and will only continue to maintain or strengthen its majority stronghold locally:
Boyd beats Smith
by Chris Carroll, Dan Whisenhunt
Michelle Bachmann was a foster parent.
SUMMARY OF BILL: Requires a voter to present one form of name and photographic identification when voting in person. Exempts from this requirement voters who fall within the scope of the emergency voting and nursing home voting statutes. Authorizes any voter unable to present proper dentification to vote through an established provisional ballot procedure. Authorizes any voter unable to obtain proper identification due to indigence or religious objection to execute an affidavit of identity prior to voting.
As anyone can see from the bill summary, taken from the State website, there will be ample opportunities for someone without photo ID to vote. If one cannot take any of the steps provided to vote, then I'm not sure if I would want them to take part in the process. Every time legislation like this comes up, liberals start to scream discrimination and racism. The truth is that in a democracy, you must have elections that are administered with integrity. Part of that integrity is making sure that only those registered to vote are casting their alloted one ballot per election.