Fear and Loathing VOTER ID
CARLISLE, Pa. -- As a volunteer for President Obama's campaign in this suburban enclave tucked into the rolling hills of Cumberland County, Elisabeth Sims asks every prospective voter she contacts whether he or she is aware of Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law.
Obama staffers have coached Sims to offer instructions for obtaining an acceptable form of ID, but the only requests for assistance she’s fielded in the past month of phone banking and door-to-door canvassing have been from elderly or disabled residents who need a ride to the polls on Election Day.
“In my phone calls, I haven’t had one person who’s said that they didn’t have ID, and I’ve made hundreds of calls,” Sims said.As I wrote here, Voter ID works without disenfranchising anyone.
Of course, telling Democratic voters that Republicans want to suppress their vote maybe a good motivational tool, especially since this president hasn't given Democrats much to vote for besides high unemployment and socking it to the rich." But you use what you've got in an election cycle.