Suddenly In Iowa Republicans Don’t Care As Much About Voter ID

Posted by | December 29, 2011 00:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

Even though Republicans have been pushing for stricter voter ID laws in state after state, they don’t care to apply these standards to the Iowa caucuses.

More than 30 states have changed voter laws since 2008, including requiring voter identification cards, eliminating same-day registration on voting day, prohibiting ex-felons from ballot access, restricting early voting and requiring proof of citizenship.

According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, changes to voting laws could suppress up to five million votes during the 2012 elections, particularly among young, minority and low-income voters, as well as those with disabilities — all of whom tend to vote for Democrats.

…despite being able to set all of the rules for the caucus, Iowa Republicans only request voters present a photo ID during registration. If a photo ID is not available, a registrant may sign an oath, along with one attester, to prove their identity.

Those who are already registered Republicans do not need to present a photo ID before casting a ballot.

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By: Alan

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