Gov. Bob McDonnell (R, VA) signs Voter ID bill.

Because statewide elections matter

Executive summary: the new legislation now requires people filling out provisional ballots from lack of acceptable ID at the polling station “to subsequently submit identification to the electoral board if they want their vote to be counted.”  The list of acceptable forms of ID was also expanded to include things like current utility bills and valid student IDs, which will no doubt raise eyebrows among people familiar with voter fraud; but making voters responsible for verifying their own provisional ballots is a pretty important step.

Naturally, agents of the Left (like Anna Scholl of ProgressVA) are livid about this legislation passing.  As usual, they’re taking the (heavily racist) position that black people are too stupid to remember to bring their voter registration card, Social Security card, driver’s license, state college ID, employee photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, and/or paycheck to the polling station*. Or perhaps Scholl simply doesn’t believe that black people have any of those things: it’s been my experience that hardcore progressive activists are often suffering from raging cases of epistemic closure…

(H/T @bdomenech)

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*I am aware that progressive activists will protest my description of their reasoning. You may safely assume that I don’t particularly care; in fact, I bear up quite nicely under the impotent scorn of people who think that human society is a zero-sum game…


  • Skip says:

    You know, I do have a compromise on this issue – I have liberal friends who believe that the Republicans want to do this for racist reasons and cannot be convinced otherwise. Nothing can dent their certitudes, certainly not facts or evidence. So my proposal would be to solve the problem with technology. Anyone that wants to vote without ID can do so, however, they’re going to have to sign an affidavit, leave a thumbprint, and, most importantly, have their picture taken and posted to a website. Combine this with a law making it a felony to lie on the affidavit, and problem is solved. Digital cameras are cheap now, a turnkey setup to do this would probably only cost a few hundred bucks per polling station. Do you think they would go for this? I didn’t think so.

  • I have been fighting in court, civil and criminal, voter fraud in Santa Barbara county, CA for three years. We have a large number of old Weathermen SDS folks here who control politics here. The voting in CA is controlled by a Soros paid for Secretary of State. We may not actually be blue but they certainly control the politics, illegally. We are drowning in debt and hope the rest of the country starts demanding voter ID. When one vote is stolen or replaced by an illegitimate one, we all lose.Kudos to McDonnell!

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