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Nailing the Problem

So a Democratic/Union front-group has seen some of its members indicted for grotesque election fraud involving what could be thousands of fake voters, and there’s good reason to believe this is the tip of the iceberg. But The Washington Post runs a front page story headlined:

Democrats Predict Voter ID Problems; Laws May Create Election Day Turmoil

And begins with this horror story:

On Indiana’s primary day, Rep. Julia Carson shoved her congressional identification card in a pocket, ran out of her house and raced down the street to be at her polling site when it opened at 6 a.m. The Democrat, seeking to represent Indianapolis for a sixth term, showed the card to a poll worker, who told her it was unacceptable under a new state law that requires every voter to show proof of identity.

The law compels voters to show an ID, issued by Indiana or the federal government, with a photograph and an expiration date. Carson’s card was for the 109th Congress, but did not say when the session ends. “I just thought I was carrying the right thing — if you have a card that has a picture and shows it is current,” she said.

In the end, the poll worker telephoned a boss, and Carson was allowed to vote for herself in the five-way primary. But her close call in the light turnout of the May primary, she and other Democrats say, foreshadows turmoil and votes that are not counted when the nation goes to the polls for Tuesday’s midterm elections.

I think I speak for everyone when I say that I am terrified by the possibility that our nation’s Congressmen and women might have trouble voting come election day should they forget to bring appropriate I.D.  

(Ernest liberal warning: Yes, yes, I’m sure there’s a serious issue in here somewhere. And, yes, yes, if it can happen to a US Representative it can happen to anyone. But, come on).