Voter ID in Rhode Island

As Gomer Pyle used to say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”

And what’s more, the perfect case for voter ID was put forth by this RI news article.

In a representative democracy, voting is sacred. It is how citizens can help change their government peacefully when they think it ceases to serve their interests and values. When the vote is corrupted by fraud, the legitimacy of the entire system is undermined.

That’s why Rhode Island should require that voters produce a photo ID at the polls.

“Voting should be at least as secure as renting a car, getting a library card or any of the other tasks that routinely require an ID,” said Secretary of State Ralph Mollis.

It would be nice, and proper, if more states would do the same (cough).

Don Surber has some more on this (h/t to you, Don). Be sure to read through the comments as well.

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