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Friday, April 27, 2012Another misleading United Steelworkers video about voter ID laws
While I have tremendous sympathy for retiree Clifford Glass, a Nashville military veteran who walks with assistance of canes, facts still get in the way of his story about his not being allowed to vote because of Tennessee's voter ID law. He is one of Big Labor's machinations against laws that Americans overwhelmingly view as not discriminatory.
The United Steelworkers union, in another misleading video, distorts the truth about Tennessee election law.
Glass lost his driver's license after an automobile accident. He said he attempted to vote recently, but he was informed that his Veterans Administration photo ID card could not be accepted as proof of identity. Okay, perhaps VA cards should be added to the plethora of permitted identification documents in Tennessee.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
Tennessee driver license with a photo (current or expired);
A driver license issued by another state (current or expired);
Federal employee ID with photo;
State employee ID with photo (including those issued by state universities);
U.S. military ID; or
Gun permit card with a photo.
Glass said he was told that he would be able to vote that day if he acquired a Tennessee photo ID, but an election judge told him, "Be sure and bring $8 to pay for this ID card."
Here is what the state of Tennessee says about this matter:
For Citizens Without Government-Issued Photo IDs:
If you are a registered voter and do not have a government-issued photo ID, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security will provide you with a photo ID at no charge. [Emphasis mine.] Citizens may obtain these IDs at 48 of the Driver Service Centers across the state.
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Okay, now you know, USW. Free picture IDs are available for voters who don't already have one in Tennessee--and other states as well.
At the end of the video is this caption: "Clifford Glass is one of an estimated 5 million voters who will be disenfranchised by voter ID laws passed in Republican states."
Really? Why should I believe the United Steelworkers...
And why should I believe the critics of voter ID laws.
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