WASHINGTON, May 18 -
Mr. Speaker, you need a photo ID to rent a car, open a bank account, get admitted to a hospital, get out of the country, get into the country, buy a gun, check into a hotel, rent a U-Haul, use a credit card, buy a lottery ticket, serve on a jury, get a fishing license, pick up a package at the post office, rent an apartment, visit a public school, and sell scrap metal at a junkyard or hear the Attorney General speak. You even need a photo ID to vote ñ in Mexico, but not the U.S.
Yesterday, it was reported that 53,000 dead people and thousands of noncitizens mat be illegally registered to vote in Florida. Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters think that voter fraud is a problem.
Even though the Supreme Court has ruled voter ID laws are constitutional, the Attorney General is fighting against those legal laws. Why? It seems the people who would be disenfranchised by voter ID laws would be unlawful voters.
And thatís just the way it is.