Virginia Adopts Voter ID

National Center for Public Policy Research adjunct fellow and legal commentator Horace Cooper today issued the following statement concerning the Voter ID legislation signed into law by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell:

Governor McDonnell and the state of Virginia are to be commended for the steps they are taking to ensure that the votes of lawful residents are counted. Ballot integrity and self-government go hand-in-hand.Virginia now joins the majority of states in the US requiring this simple and transparent technique — Voter ID cards — to ensure that real voters decide who our elected officials will be.

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