This is the twenty-second post in an ongoing series regarding the major Presidential candidates and their views on civil liberties.
This post is about Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) and Senator Barack Obama's (D-IL) plans regarding the necessity (or lack thereof) for a Voter ID card.
This will be another short and sweet one.
Fortunately, the NAACP asked both candidates about this question and we have their responses.
I led the opposition to photo identification requirements for voting.
Valid photo identification is a valid, constitutional way for states to protect against voter fraud.
Ok, so that's pretty clear.
No matter which side you're on in this one, you can claim civil rights superiority. Certainly I believe that buy requiring an ID you're protecting my vote from fraud. The accepted "civil rights" view on this is clear, though, and it's Obama's side.
Voter ID: Advantage ObamaResults so far:
UPDATE: Obama's First Amendment grade lowered to F as documented in this post.