Virginia Senate Passes Voter ID Bill

Contrary to the mainstream media's contention: voter fraud exists in the U.S, and it is a serious problem.

Given that Virginia will be a key battleground state in 2012, this is certainly good news and a positive step forward in protecting democracy at the ballot box. The AP's Bob Lewis has more:

Legislation forcing voters to bring identification to Virginia polling places on Election Day won Senate passage Monday after Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling broke a 20-20 partisan deadlock.

The next stop for the bill is the House of Delegates, where Republican conservatives control two-thirds of the seats and have already passed similar legislation on largely party line votes.

The legislation means voters who fail to bring identification will receive a provisional ballot that will be vetted after the election and counted if the voter supplies corroborating identification.

Among the identification that poll workers could accept under Martin's bill would be a Virginia voter registration card or driver's license, a Social Security card, other state, federal or locally issued ID, including those of Virginia colleges and universities, employee photo ID issued by the voter's employer or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck displaying the voter's name and address.

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published this page in In The News 2012-02-07 00:11:00 -0500
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