National Photo Voter ID Law Needed, ACRU Says
“Requiring all voters in a national election to show identification at the polls is a common-sense measure to prevent fraud and corruption.” — former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2012) — “With far left groups like radical unions and renamed ACORN remnants gearing up for widespread vote fraud, and with state and federal courts and the Obama Administration’s Justice Department striking down voter ID laws contrary to U.S. Supreme Court precedent, it’s time that Congress addressed the problem on a national level,” said Susan A. Carleson, chairman and CEO of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU).
Today, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-ILL) announced his intention to introduce the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2012 (HR6408), which amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002, at a Capitol Hill press conference.
“We applaud Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill) for his leadership in protecting the integrity of each and every legitimate vote by introducing national voter ID legislation,” former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese said. “Congress needs to act to ensure that we have consistent national voting standards for national offices – the House, the Senate and the Presidency. I can’t overemphasize the urgency for such measures in the current climate.
“It’s nonsense to suggest that photo ID laws are discriminatory. Requiring voters to show identification at the polls is a common-sense measure to prevent fraud and corruption so the public has confidence in the integrity and validity of our elections. Americans have a right to demand that legitimate votes are not devalued by fraudulently cast votes,” Meese continued.
To assist voters, members of the media, and anyone concerned about election integrity, the ACRU has a special website, ProtectYourVote.us. The site includes a click-on map of all 50 states that includes information about registration and voting requirements and news and commentary about efforts to prevent vote fraud.
“Elections are more important than ever, given the size and power of government at all levels to affect our lives. You have to ask yourself why anyone would oppose common-sense measures to ensure the integrity of elections,” Mrs. Carleson said.