Georgia voting laws and my ID

Requiring ID to vote is not racist.

LtE bug

LtE bug

Rich Elfers’ take on recent voting laws enacted in Georgia bears some examination along with the actions of his liberal elitist brethren (Georgia’s voting laws more about staying in power than race,” published April 21).

Elfers’ greatest concern focused on the voter ID requirement as a “hurdle to voting.” In the last two weeks, I personally had to pony up my ID to board a plane, three times for medical appointments, and lastly to purchase liquor at an Arizona grocery store (seven decades plus of wear ‘n tear must not have been visibly obvious). The importance of the plane trip, doctor appointments, and visiting with Johnnie Walker made ID necessary—no problem!

As for Georgia restricting water and food while waiting in line to vote, only water and food provided by the poll workers is permitted. In the past, candidates/campaigns worked the lines with free drinks and goodies to basically solicit votes.

Post-Georgia vote found the incensed cancel culture elites with their knickers in a knot. Their knee-jerk reaction was to move the baseball All-Star Game from Georgia to Denver, Colorado. Oops! A thoughtless hypocritical move at best. Seems that blue-state Colorado requires voter IDs. These can be any: valid photo driver’s license, passport, employee photo ID, U.S. military ID, Medicaid ID, copy of a utility bill, birth certificate or tribal ID.

As Shakespeare so apply put it, “Much ado about nothing.”

George Terhaar

Enumclaw




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