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The easiest way to disenfranchise the dead is to require every voter to show a photo ID. Those who lack identification should get it for free. Reasonable accommodations can be made for the infirm.

Let’s not hear the left’s scratched record about how mandating photo ID for voters is Step 1 on the road to lynching. If true, then demanding photo ID at America’s airports would make the Transportation Security Administration the Ku Klux Klan. The left’s oft-cited claim that blacks are too befuddled to possess or acquire photo ID is pure racial profiling. Just how lame does the left think black Americans really are?

ID cards would help cleanse America’s increasingly soiled voting system. Photo IDs also would allow dead people to rest in peace rather than rush to the polls every Election Day.

Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with Stanford’s Hoover Institution.