Who will the GOP choose as its candidate for the 2012 election?
Will the Republicans select a candidate who will (unlike McCain in 2008) really fight to win?
Well, at least Herman Cain, a candidate for the GOP nomination, has come out in favor of Voter ID laws. That`s good. Juana Summers of Politico.com reports that
Civil rights groups encourage voter fraud by opposing voter identification bills, Herman Cain said Wednesday. â€?The people who fight against having some type of statewide voter ID with the picture are the very ones who know that all of the fraud is going on,â€? Cain said of the politically charged issue.
â€?When you have civil rights organizations who want to jump up and start talking about how itâ€™s in violation of civil rights, that is absolutely not the case. All theyâ€™re trying to do is protect the voter fraud that they know is going on," he said during a conference call with tea party activists, following a speech in Aiken, S.C.
Here he has a good analogy:
â€?We canâ€™t get on an airplane without showing the proper ID,â€? Cain said. â€?Why in the world shouldnâ€™t we be able to show the proper ID in order to vote for somebody who is going to make laws that are gonna impact the people? It doesnâ€™t make good common sense.â€?
Herman Cain Says Voter ID Laws Not Discriminatory
Juana Summers, Politico
, May 18th, 2011
The truth is, most U.S. states have rather slipshod voter registration laws. See my article Why Is Mexico`s Voter Registration System Better Than Ours?