4/19/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
A bill requiring voters to provide photo identification before filling out their ballot was killed in the Maine State House of Representatives Wednesday night.
Maine House Democrats appear to have no concern over voter fraud influencing Maine elections. This despite out-of-state voters changing the outcome of a U.S. Senate election in our neighboring New Hampshire.
LD 1846, An Act To Require the Provision of Photographic Identification by Voters, died in the House following a party-line vote Wednesday.
The final vote tally was 78 swamp creatures voting against voter ID, with only 69 Representatives voting in favor of securing our elections.
Interestingly, House “leadership” never assigned the bill to committee. No public hearings were held. None of the standard steps for legislation were taken before Speaker of the Swamp Sara Gideon brought the bill up for a sacrificial vote.
House Democrats threw a tantrum in the wake of Republicans voting against extending the legislative session. The Voter ID bill was one of several critical bills Democrats killed in a matter of hours. In fact, it was jaw-dropping to watch, after months of little action from the House, Democrat “leadership” managed to pull together votes to kill a handful of good bills in just a matter of hours. The breakneck speed makes one question what “leadership” has been doing all session.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 17 states had some form of photo-ID requirement for voters as of last year, and 15 others required ID with or without a photograph.
The chief argument against Voter ID laws is claims of racism. However, what seems most racist is assuming minorities are incapable of obtaining proper identification.
It remains to be seen if Democrats’ desire to have an unlimited influx of refugees and no restrictions against illegal aliens in Harboring Havens is connected in any way to their desire for easy access to voter fraud.