Left’s Latest Claim: Voter ID Laws will Dampen Youth Vote

Posted: August 9, 2012 in Uncategorized


The Left’s loud opposition to Voter ID laws has taken a new tack as they now argue that not only the elderly and minorities will be disproportionately affected by photo ID requirements, but now students will be negatively affected by states attempting to enact voter protection laws.

The discussion of the necessity of Voter ID laws is not uncommon these days as the urgency to cease voter fraud is reaching new heights. Many desire to see the election process become fair and accessible to all who desire to cast a vote at the ballot box.

But quite predictably, there has been some opposition to the acquisition of Voter ID laws. Many on the Left argue that requiring an ID disenfranchises minorities and the elderly- Attorney General Eric Holder even recently made the comparison of demanding a photo ID to vote as parallel to a poll tax.

The latest charge in the Left’s absurd dismissal of the issue is that it will affect the turnout of young voters. The Associated Press published a piece written by Martha Irvine that implied that states like Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and Pennsylvania could prevent young people from voting because they will not allow a student ID to be used to vote.

This is simply a mere distraction from the Left to shift the focus from the issues that are affecting young people daily. Instead of exposing the fact the half of college graduates are unable to find work, the unemployment rate among teenagers is near 24 percent and our federal deficit is near $16 trillion, the Left and mainstream media are attempting to frame an argument that young people will be attentive to false claims of voter suppression instead of asserting awareness to failed and destructive economic policies of the current administration.

Every young voter should be outraged and disappointed at the notion that voter ID advocates are trying to infringe on their right to vote. Whether it’s a claim of voter suppression or racism, I am confident that young voters will look past the rhetoric and vote based upon who they believe is more capable of making sane, coherent, fiscal policy that would serve as an asset for them as they embark upon their career path.

Conservatives and other truth-seeking Americans have been diligent in their pursuit of voter ID laws to counter act voter fraud. Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True The Vote, a non-partisan organization that combats voter fraud nationwide, stressed the importance of looking beyond the distractions created to decrease voters attention form this imperative issue. “Involvement, observation, holding people accountable–that changes things. And that’s what True the Vote is here to do. Corruption, when not stopped at the polls, rises essentially unchecked to the highest offices in our nation. And it has to stop. If our elections aren’t truly fair, we aren’t truly free.”

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