Op-ed – Sen. Chris McDaniel for Voter ID

Recently, after citing numerous examples of abuse, a bipartisan federal commission recognized the reality of voter fraud in the elections process.

It recommended that people show identification to vote, since safeguards must exist to detect fraud by confirming a voter’s identity.

A single fraudulent vote diminishes the value of all others cast, and it happens far too often.

But the routine act of simply producing photo identification would reduce deception.

Mississippians already show photo ID to cash a check, board a plane, or even apply for food stamps, not to mention other activities.

10/25/11