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Mandatory photo ID for voters now a “family values” issue

Here’s a rather interesting reminder of the remarkably monolithic nature of the right-wing echo chamber: The North Carolina Family Policy Council — a group that claims to be “a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the preservation of the family and traditional family values” — has apparently decided that the phony, conservative talking point issue of mandatory photo ID for voters is now one of its isues.

How else to explain this new 500 word “special report” on the subject that the group went to the trouble of posting on its website and tweeting out this afternoon?

What’s next — trying to make support for regressive, pro-plutocrat tax policies a “family value?” Oh wait, that’s right, they already tried that too.   

Next thing you know, a local “libertarian” group will be featuring offensive anti-choice rants.  

 

7 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    October 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    The majority of NC citizens support the requirement to show a photo ID to vote. http://www.wral.com/wral-news-poll–nc-wants-voter-ids/11617592/

    Every citizen should be concerned with safeguarding the voting process.

  2. david esmay

    October 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    The majority of U.S. citizens do not. Voter fraud is non-existent. It’s an issue fabricated by right-wings nuts in order to commit voter fraud by suppressing voter rights.

  3. Frank Burns

    October 5, 2012 at 8:43 am

    David, Yes, that is the position of the Democratic party and their talking points. How do we know voter fraud is non existent if we don’t look? It makes me wonder what have they got to hide?

  4. Stephen

    October 5, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Frank, “if we don’t look”? There HAVE been investigations and studies. The results of every single one indicate that this is a non-existent problem.

  5. Frank Burns

    October 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Stephen,
    Give me a break! There are groups that are trying to purge the voter rolls of dead voters and the Democrats go to the courts to try and stop them. There are multiple cases of people being called to serve on jury duty, since they are on the voter rolls only to have them excused from jury duty due to them not being a citizen. These were documented in the Commission on Election Reform chaired by Former President Carter.

    Again, what are the Democrats trying to hide?

  6. Stephen

    October 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    And which one of those, Frank, actually attempted to vote? That’s right, not a single one of those “dead” people tried to vote (which is good, unless you like zombie flicks). Give you a break? WTH are you talking about?

  7. Ricky Leung

    October 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Isn’t jury duty chosen from a combination of voter rolls and driver’s license lists? I know people who have never registered to vote and still had jury duty in North Carolina. And not everyone who has a driver’s license is a citizen.

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