[Clay] County [KS] clerk Kayla Wang says her staff is dreading expected complaints the first election after Kansas’ new voter picture ID law takes effect. “Too many people are not going to understand what’s going on. They’re not going to be happy,” Wang said.
Why is it necessary to require all voters to present a photo ID to vote and a birth certificate to register for the first time or renew a driver’s license? No one has justified the cost and inconvenience of this nuisance intrusion into our lives to our satisfaction.
We can certainly see the political advantage its author, Kris Kobach, has gained from this. He scores political points with the fringe. The rest of us pay the price in dollars and inconvenience.
Twenty questionable votes cast a year out of millions of votes cast over a decade cannot affect any outcome or rob anyone of our share of say in the political process. Those are Kobach’s own figures.
Kobach also cites studies claiming to show 80 percent of Kansans approve of the voter ID provision. It’s a puzzlement why we haven’t met one yet.
Full Article: Clay Center Dispatch.