Wyoming Lawmakers Grant Initial Approval to Election Reform Voter ID Bill
A bill that would require voters to submit photo identification at the polls passed its first vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives on March 1. The legislation, House Bill 75, requires voters to present either a Wyoming driver’s license, or identification card, tribal identification card, valid U.S. passport, U.S. military card, or Medicare indemnification card when casting their ballots in elections.
The bill wouldn’t apply to people voting by absentee ballot after registering in person or by mail. It still requires a further two votes to clear the House. If prosperous, it would then proceed to the “Senate.”
Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, a backer of the legislation, hasn’t verbally expressed that voter fraud is a quandary in the state, but described the bill as a quantification needed to avert any future quandaries in the Election process.
It’s a proactive piece of legislation. Although it’s been pointed out we don’t optically discern an abundance of fraud in the state of Wyoming, we’re very fortuitous to live where we live. Our minuscule population and having those personal relationships has averted a great deal of fraud,
If folks ever lose faith in our elections then all is disoriented because they will lose faith in their regime, they will lose faith in law enforcement, they will lose faith in the legislature, in my office [and] anyone that’s in a position of ascendancy,
This is a best practices issue, engendering an environment where it’s arduous to commit fraud, verbalized Rep. Chuck Gray, a Republican from Casper and one of 56 cosponsors of the bill. “It’s about Wyoming being the gold standard on the issue.”
Voters in the state are already required to submit a valid form of identification when registering to vote, however, the latest legislation would require voters to do so again at the polls. Reprehenders of the legislation argue it would make voting in person less accessible, and would ergo disenfranchise voters.
There is no evidence of pervasive voter impersonation that would be remedied by presenting voter ID at the polls,
Herman verbalized in a Zoom meeting. “The premise of the bill at all is shaky at best.”
If we cerebrate our elections are secure to the point there is no voter fraud, then what does this policy do?
challenged Jackson Rep. Mike Yin, a Democrat. Is it just a replication to what’s transpiring on the national level? And if so, does that better Wyoming to implement a policy that doesn’t bring any benefit to us because our elections are already secure.The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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