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Act, don’t criticize, for voter results

In response to the article titled, “Voter ID could hurt 48K,” I suggest the Brennan Center for Justice located in New York and Sundeep Iyer, whoever in the world he or she is, should make an attempt to register the 48,000 Mississippians instead of criticizing the lawmakers who support voter identification.

Here is a suggestion. Take the 48,000 people, amounting to not even 600 per Mississippi county, and let’s say there are 20 churches in each county. Task them with locating these poor, old people with no identification and legally registering them.

This would amount to each church needing to find 30 people. If they only find eight people per year, in the span of less than four years, everyone would have a state issued ID. Problem solved.

If they would spend as much time trying to solve the problem of these folks not having an ID than to be criticizing and chastising legislators who truly want to make sure only registered voters get to vote, the problem could be solved.

Maybe the real reason these people from New York are so concerned is that maybe many of the folks they want to register are not U.S. citizens anyway. Oh, that could never be, could it?

And I ask each person, how many people do you know personally that are legal U.S. citizens who don’t have an ID?

And if you do know anyone, and you are so concerned, and they really want to vote, why not help them get an ID?

Thought of any yet?

 

Kevin Friloux

Vidalia resident