May 03, 2006

Howard Dean: Voters Are Morons

Indiana has enacted a law which requires the use of a photo I.D. in order to vote. This makes sense to me, and quite frankly, should be acceptable to anyone concerned about preventing voter fraud (e.g., voting multiple times, voting as deceased individuals).
However, Howard Dean believes this law is merely another Republican attempt to disenfranchise the poor, minority, elderly, rural, disabled and student voters:

To: National Desk

WASHINGTON, May 2 /U.S. Newswire/ — Voters across Indiana headed to the polls today for the first time since the state's voter I.D. law took effect. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement:

"Indiana voters today became the first in the country to head to the polls and confront Republican efforts to use unfair voter identification laws to keep legitimate voters from casting their ballots. I applaud Hoosiers who headed to the polls today in the face of an unfair law that disproportionately prevents poor, minority, elderly, rural, disabled and student voters from being able to exercise their most fundamental right as Americans-the right to vote.

Evidently, Mr. Dean must believe that the poor, the minorities, the elderly, the rural, the disabled and the student voters are too stupid to get a photo I.D. There really is no other explanation. Really. How hard is it to get a photo I.D.?
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