LETTER: Recalls, voter ID leaves misunderstandingTo the Telegram: In reply to Peter Johnson, I only have a couple points to clarify. It seems Ruthelle Frank is the liberal poster person for the Voter ID issue.
To the Telegram:
In reply to Peter Johnson, I only have a couple points to clarify.
It seems Ruthelle Frank is the liberal poster person for the Voter ID issue. Now it is too bad she does not have a birth certificate, but whose fault is that?
Several times, I have lost my birth certificate and had to buy duplicates to prove who I am and get ID. I never whined about it. That is the process to prove who you are to get ID.
Something you liberals are forgetting — she could vote absentee ballot and when you do, you need a witness.
The voter ID law states the witness can verify the person voting is who they claim to be. So how is that disenfranchising voters? It is not your fraud claims are bogus.
Now about the recall issue: This recall issue has made elections a joke and the current recall law needs to be changed. Allowing anyone to ask for recall for any issue makes any legal election a joke as then anyone can ask for a recall.
The only reason there should be for a recall is if the office holder commits a felony crime and is convicted, or if there is misconduct in office.
Being a politician and supporting a bill that may be unpopular with some or playing partisan politics is no reason for a recall.
Those who have stirred this recall mania is traveling down a slippery slope. It makes a mockery of elections and those who voted for the official being recalled if they have not been convicted of a crime or proven misconduct in office.
Misconduct in office does not include being at odds with the other side for political reasons.