How many of you had to show your ID when you went to vote? The next thing I’d like to ask is why is this a Democrat versus a Republican argument?
I knew something was wrong when watching The View last week. I’ve pretty much quit watching but I did want to see how upset Joy Behar was with all her people getting booted out of office. Then she and Elizabeth got into a very heated discussion about it. Elizabeth was upset that nobody asked her for her ID when she voted. Then Shari Sheppard said they asked her for hers. Was it because she was black she asked (why she would think that right off the bat is another discussion!!!)? They finally figured out that she hasn’t voted in NYC before so that’s why. She was also told to bring a utility bill to register. Barbara Walters then proceeded to tell Elizabeth she was wrong and you do have to show ID and they compare your signatures. Well if some do, some don’t also because we’re never asked and neither has anyone I’ve asked. Neither Elizabeth, Joy nor Whoopi had to show proof of ID so I’m not sure why Barbara so harsh with her?
Then I started thinking about it and I was just asked my name and I signed on the line and got my ballot. But to register, I had to show my ID. I didn’t think much more about it until later on when yet again, Minnesota has to have a recount for our governor’s job and it’s such a mess that at one point there were more votes counted than were registered. It got me to thinking, what’s so hard about counting the votes and what would be the big deal about showing your ID when you went to vote? It’s only every few years. It’s not like it’s every week or month. Unless of course you live in a very small place where the volunteer knows you. I remember when I had to show my ID every single time I wrote a check. I never got mad about it.
Here are what some other people are saying about it.
Do you feel this should be a “party” thing? Does it offend you to show your ID? We’ve had 2 separate fraud charges on 2 separate credit cards in the last few months and I want people to ask me for my ID. It’s in my best interest. Isn’t it?
Why are people calling this “racist?”
Where do you stand? Did you have to show ID when you went to vote? Where do you live and would it bother you to be asked?