New Tennessee Law Omits Student ID As Voter Identification
Lawmaker says student ID can be "easy to manipulate"
In the latest round of voter suppression, the state of Tennessee has passed a law omitting student IDs as an accepted form of identification when attempting to vote.
While many states are pulling their share of shenanigans when it comes to voter ID laws, student IDs are usually still accepted. But not in Tennessee. The author of the bill, Sen. Bill Ketron (R), stands by his decision because he says that student IDs are easy to manipulate. Why someone would want to "manipulate" a student ID is beyond us. It doesn't even have an age on it, so you can't buy alcohol. And as we all know, college students are all about some alcohol.
Here's what else Ketron had to say:
“Well, between the public and the private universities, we felt there probably was not enough control on the issuance of those IDs as there would be in the state,” he said. “In the bill, you can even have an expired driver’s license or passport to vote. There are 14 or 15 articles you could use with a photo.”
There are also students who attend college who are underage and illegal immigrants, Ketron said.
Republicans have yet to find mountains of proof that this myth of voter fraud is actually true. As we told you before, they are making it obvious that they plan on pulling a heist in the 2012 election. Stay informed people.