Ten years after the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform issued its report recommending that states require voters to present photo identification at the polls (and “use their best efforts to obtain proof of citizenship before registering voters”), in Maine and elsewhere the anti-ID crowd continues to oppose any efforts to secure the voting process and “make sure that the person arriving at a polling site is the same one that is named on the registration list.”
I was disappointed to learn that the Maine Legislature had once again voted down requiring the presentation of a photo ID in order to vote.
Opponents of voter ID legislation claim that it’s unnecessary as Maine’s ballots are already secure and there is no voter fraud. I say that this is a fallacy, as there are no measures currently in place to protect the sanctity of the ballot. You cannot claim there is no voter fraud when there are no ways to detect voter fraud.