April 11, 2014

Bill Clinton Offers a Voter ID Solution That We Can All Agree On?

Strengthening voter ID laws is a hot topic – one that seems to be synonymous with racism and discrimination in liberals’ minds, despite most of the country being in support of it.

Former President Bill Clinton may have come up with a solution: adding photos to Social Security cards.With 34 states now requiring some form of identification at the polls, former president Bill Clinton and civil rights leader Andrew Young on Wednesday endorsed the idea of adding photos to Social Security cards as a way to prevent voter suppression.

“I’m not against photo identification, but only as long as the cards are free and easily accessible. Providing eligible voters the ability to obtain a photo on a Social Security card eliminates any genuine concern,” Young said. He called on Obama to issue an executive order making such photos available.
Clinton did not go so far as to urge executive action. However, he said, putting photos on Social Security cards would represent “a way forward that eliminates error,” without having to “paralyze and divide a country with significant challenges.”


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