You can tell it is an election year – Congressman David Price is using taxpayer’s money to promote himself and his campaign. He recently dropped a franked letter to his constituents that said his office had been flooded with questions about several issues, including “voting rights.”
He has proudly co-sponsoring the following bills:
• H.R. 3316 (Rep. Keith Ellison-MN) – prohibiting election officials from requiring photo identification to register to vote or cast a ballot.
• H.R. 3317 (Rep. Keith Ellison-MN) – requiring states with a voter registration requirement to make same-day voter registration available at the polling place on the election days (or on the day of voting for early voting)
• H.R. 2084 (Rep. Susan Davis-CA) – prohibiting a state from imposing additional conditions or requirements on the eligibility of and individual to cast a vote in federal elections by mail, except to the extent that it imposes a deadline for requesting the ballot and returning it to the appropriate state or local election official.
North Carolina already has some of the most liberal election laws in the United States, consider that in North Carolina:
Identification is not required to register to vote.
Identification is not required to vote.
Voters may register to vote and vote at the same time without verification of identity or residence.
Evidence of citizenship is not required in order to register to vote.
North Carolina does not verify signatures in its absentee by mail voting.
Indeed, the discovery of voter fraud in North Carolina is usually a fluke since there are no structural safeguards in place to ensure that fraud does not occur. The 3 election related bills Price proudly co-sponsored would effectively push our elections into disarray. Every election’s outcome would come into question.
Back to the Congressman’s letter – it really is hard to believe that the Congressman’s office has been “flooded” with phone calls, given that more than 77 percent of North Carolina voters believe that requiring an ID to vote is important.