Jay Nixon may have vetoed the bill last time around, but the legislature is pushing ahead with a voter identification bill to require photo ID at the voting booths.
The House Committee on Elections voted 7-3 in favor of moving a bill sponsored by Rep. Shane Schoeller, R-Willard, which would require voters to present a form of identification that includes a picture when they arrive at a polling site. The perfectly split party-line vote had Republicans supporting the bill and Democrats opposing it.
The legislation specifies that the state would reimburse any costs incurred by elections authorities to issue picture IDs to potential voters. It also allows voters without a form of photo identification to cast a provisional ballot.
Liberals would have you believe that this is some sort of civil rights violation; that it is somehow wrong to have to prove you are you when exercising your most important right.
Given this country’s history of liberals stealing elections through the ballot box – especially in Missouri – it’s not hard to see why they shroud this issue in a mask of social concern: they’re protecting their own self-proclaimed right to cheat.
As technology changes so, too, should change the way technology is utilized. In a world with thumbprint and iris scanners and microchips in our pets and facial recognition on your Facebook pictures the Republicans are pushing to update the voting process by bringing it in line with technology around since the 1800s.
And the left opposes it.
Who are the real progressives?