…where veterans can’t vote.
Rep. Jason Kander (D) in Higginsville (January 10, 2011)
….I’ve served on the Missouri Veterans Commission. I’ve been to a lot of veterans homes where you go in and you’ll talk to a veteran and you’ll find out that this is a person who was in Normandy. But, they haven’t driven in a long time, they don’t have a license. I think that if you were at, on the beach at Normandy you’ve earned the right to vote. I don’t think we should put the [inaudible] that right….
Then, Representative Shane Schoeller (r), one among the sea of republican Secretary of State candidates, jumped in like one of the mean kids in a junior high school lunch table clique:
Rep. Shane Schoeller (r): reading comprehension isn’t a strong point (January 12, 2012)
“….It is imperative that we protect your vote and work to halt voter fraud. By requiring that a photo identification be presented helps us promote the integrity of our election process…..”
Yesterday, in Ohio:
Portage County veteran, 86, doesn’t vote after VA identification card rejected at polls
Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 2:00 PM Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 7:37 PM
By Michael Scott, The Plain Dealer
AURORA, Ohio – A Portage County World War II veteran was turned away from a polling place this morning because his driver’s license had expired in January and his new Veterans Affairs ID did not include his home address.
“My beef is that I had to pay a driver to take me up there because I don’t walk so well and have to use this cane and now I can’t even vote,” said Paul Carroll, 86, who has lived in Aurora nearly 40 years, running his own business, Carroll Tire, until 1975.
“I had to stop driving, but I got the photo ID from the Veterans Affairs instead, just a month or so ago. You would think that would count for something. I went to war for this country, but now I can’t vote in this country….”
“…I think that if you were at, on the beach at Normandy you’ve earned the right to vote. …”
Apparently not in Ohio and in other states where republicans want to suppress voter turnout.
….elderly people and veterans would really like to be able to vote in our elections without having a corporatist right wingnut front group‘s spam legislation [pdf] make it impossible for them to do so….
That’s a feature, not a bug for republicans and and their ALEC masters.