Ned Barnett’s July 12 editorial “ID law blocks voters, not fraud,” as usual, was way off the mark. In my view anyone who is opposed to sensible voter ID laws is in favor of voter fraud, and I’m afraid Barnett qualifies.
He conceded that the electoral board found 35,750 people signed up to vote in North Carolina and another state. And this is only based on a comparison with 28 other states. Obviously this number would be much larger if all 50 states were checked. He then dismissed this huge number by stating that only 22 of those people voted in two consecutive elections. What would the number be if he only looked at one election?
This kind of twisted rationale sounds suspiciously like Hillary Clinton-type hedging and obfuscation. Yes, voting is a right if the voters meet certain qualifications; be a citizen, not a felon, over the legal age, etc.
How many more times do we have to say it? We need an ID to get on a plane, cash a check, enter a government building, get medical care. Why not to vote?
The bigger problem which needs to be addressed is the extremely loose system we have for voter registration.
Vincent M. DiSandro Sr.