Should registering to vote require a federal and state background check? What does Obama and Acorn think?
The identity requirements in California are this:
• A first-time voter who registers by mail must submit a COPY of one of the following documents with his or her absentee ballot:
1) current and valid photo identification;
2) current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
Basically, give them a name, and address, and a utility bill in that name and address. The utility companies do not verify identity, and so the name can be completely false.
Given how easy it is to generate a fake voter ID, wouldn’t it be in the best interest of the real citizens of this country to require a federal background check? The procedure would be to verify the social security number with the three credit bureaus, and then do a criminal search to insure that they are not a felon. That criminal search could be done with the same instant background check system used to buy a gun, it’s in place and available.
This would not impact minority citizens, they have the needed ID.