SIMMONS: Identity theft and need for voter IDs

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And if you’re an undocumented alien, you cannot prove who you are not, so don’t get angry if your identity is mistaken for someone else’s, and you are deported “home.”

We should take note that the voter photo ID bear has been poked, but beware.

Before we start jumping on and off the voter-ID bandwagon, we need to check out our state laws about driver’s licenses, non-driver’s IDs and identification requirements for public education.

Keep your eyes not just on the pokers, but on what’s being poked.

Debbie Simmons can be reached at

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Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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