April 9, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Colorado News Agency "State’s voters won’t have a say over voter ID"

Debi Brazzale:
"Lawmakers killed a proposal today to let the state’s voters decide whether they should have to show a photo ID to cast a ballot in future elections.

House Bill 1111, sponsored by Reps. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada, and Ken Summers, R-Lakewood, and Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield, would have sent the much-debated photo ID question to the voters in November.

Mitchell told the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee that requiring a photo ID when voting would not encumber those who are exercising their right to vote and would safeguard the integrity of elections.

“Unlike a crime against your property, crimes of voter fraud don’t show up,” said Mitchell. “We are leaving the door open to the rampant opportunity of bad actors.”

“If they care enough to vote, they care enough to get an ID to vote,” he said....."

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