- - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

While elated to see the federal court uphold voter ID for my North Carolina neighbors (“Federal ruling on N. Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID,” Web, April 26), I am deeply saddened that a measure to prevent fraud and corruption of the American political process by the political left had to find sanctuary in legal corridors. We should be asking civil rights groups, Democratic Party officials, liberals, socialists and other “progressive” elements on America’s political left just what they have in mind for our Constitution by wanting a system where unregistered and possibly illegal voters could choose our politicians.

Never have I heard the left tell me just how minorities would be disenfranchised by anything other than the inability to get to a voter-registration location, an act that could be easily remedied by any of America’s many volunteer organizations working hand-in-glove with voting registrars and some minivans. Any state could even provide several mobile registration vans complete with digital cameras to visit small or remote communities to provide the necessary documentation or legal assistance.

Nelson Mandela, the father of the Republic of South Africa, so fervently believed in the idea of voter ID that he was often photographed wearing an African National Congress T-shirt that boldly stated “Get an ID. Register. Vote!”

So just how does any group in America, if truly interested in the betterment of our electoral system, justify attempts to make the American process vulnerable to corruption — unless it has ulterior motives?

K.J. DOLNEY

Columbia, S.C.

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