Thursday, September 21, 2006

Papers Please

A bill that cleared the House Wednesday could sharply curtail the number of people allowed to vote in the US. From the Washington Times:

The so-called "Voter ID" bill, aimed at stamping out voter fraud, would require voters in federal elections to provide picture identification by 2008 and provide proof of U.S. citizenship by 2010.
The big drawback -- the only photo ID that currently matches the bill's requirement is a passport. Drivers licenses and other state IDs do not constitute proof of citizenship. Only between 20-25% of Americans currently have passports -- many of those are too young to vote.

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