"Anyone who tries to argue 'most voters don’t have ID' is a liar, just like the president who said, 'If you like your insurance, you can keep it,'" claimed Wayne Allyn Root. In his Wednesday column, conservative author and Blaze contributor Wayne Allyn Root explained that President Obama's administration was scamming America about voter ID in order to perpetuate Democratic voter fraud during elections.
Root wrote of more than one case similar to the following which he suggests was how Obama beat Romney in the last presidential election:
There were voting precincts in Philly where the combined vote was Obama over Romney by about 30,000 to 0. In those precincts GOP poll watchers were forcibly removed for several hours, until judges ordered them back in. During those hours were the ballot boxes stuffed? Did Democrat voters vote 10 times each? As absurd as 30,000 to 0 is (it’s just statistically impossible), maybe the right vote total was 6,000 to 0.
Calling voter ID a "no brainer," Root pointed out that the Obama administration pounded on voter ID as Republican's way to target race and discourage minorities and the poor from voting, adding that the biggest liberal lie was: "It’s too big a burden for poor and minority voters to obtain ID."
Doing some first-hand research, Root inquired at the office of his personal physician and discovered an astonishing contradiction to the Democrat's claims. The nurses "verified no one can collect their “free” Obamacare services from any doctor without showing ID. And since everyone is now required to have health insurance (or is given free insurance), the government is requiring that EVERYONE have a photo ID."
According to the Washington Times, when Texas's voter ID statue was blocked by a federal judge, the Obama administration applauded the decision. Jay Carney, the White House spokesman reiterated the White House position, saying, "This administration believes it should be easier for eligible citizens to vote, to register and vote." Carney added, “We should not be imposing unnecessary obstacles or barriers to voter participation.”
Following both Carney's and Root's line of reasoning, it's interesting that the Obama administration believes requiring voter ID is an "unnecessary obstacle" to voting but a necessary obstacle to qualify for Medicaid and Obamacare. Now, assuming that everyone must have officially acceptable government ID, why would citizens not be willing to show their ID when they show up at the voting booths? If there is a valid reason, it's time for the Obama administration to explain it so everyone understands.
Root's conclusion was that Democrats' motives were transparent. He claims voter ID is an issue that is causing Democrats untold anxiety because "they can’t win elections without fraud." Still Joseph Biden, Obama's vice president, is out claiming that those who say they need voter ID to protect against voter fraud are "haters."
According to CBS today, "Biden said of the laws in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas, the latter two of which are facing lawsuits by the Justice Department to block their laws that would require showing identification before voting. 'The zealotry of those who wish to limit the franchise cannot be smothered by reason.'"
The voter ID debate begs the question: Who has reason on their side?