Still doubt the need for voter ID?

When a poll worker mistakes you for the attorney general, it's time for a change

One of the best things the Obama administration has going for it, besides a lapdog media, is a news cycle that changes subjects like a teenager with a remote control.

Can you say “Fast and Furious”?

Consider the scandalous exposé released just last week regarding voter identification.

Don’t remember it? Too much else coming at you in the news? That’s just how the administration likes it.

Well, just so the tale and its moral don’t get lost in the stampede toward the next big story, we’ll take note of it here.

It seems an enterprising young muckraker – the same one who revealed and brought down corrupt left-wing organization ACORN – secretly filmed someone walking into a polling place during a recent primary and being offered Eric Holder’s
ballot. No identification necessary.

That’s Eric Holder. The attorney general of the United States of America.

Making the episode more comical is the fact that the undercover crusader, working with investigative videographer James O’Keefe, is young and white; Holder is black and in his 60s. It’s unlikely the two will ever be mistaken for each other, at least outside of a U.S. polling place.

Making the incident even more outrageous is the fact that Holder has previously said that laws requiring photo IDs in order to vote aren’t necessary. He’s even used the U.S. Department of Justice to block voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas.

And, as commentator John Fund notes, “Holder’s opposition to ID laws comes in spite of the Supreme Court’s 6–3 decision in 2008, authored by liberal Justice John Paul Stevens, that upheld the constitutionality of Indiana’s tough ID requirement.”

Adds Fund: “When groups sue to block photo-ID laws in court, they can’t seem to produce real-world examples of people who have actually been denied the right to vote.”

In direct contrast, however, we now have real-world video proof that not even the nation’s top lawyer’s ballot is secure.

It won’t sway Holder. Nothing moves a committed ideologue, and certainly not facts or evidence.

But Holder has one other problem as well. The poll worker at his precinct has no idea who our attorney general is!

On the way outside to supposedly get his photo ID – even though the poll worker didn’t want it – the undercover correspondent says, “I’ll be back faster than you can say ‘furious.’”

Nope. The man didn’t catch that, either.

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