Trump + 38 States + SCOTUS (soon) = VoterID Time

Voter fraud is arguably the largest threat to our republic. Unless you want a federal voter registry – and I don’t, nor would the Founders – the only way to tackle the problem of illegal voting is to pass an amendment requiring State govt-issued VoterID in all elections.

The use of this can be indirectly mandated via threat of application of the 14th Amendment’s clause to limit representation (House seats, Electoral College votes) as a result of fraudulent voting if this ID is not used.

Amendment wording to require States to issue tamper-resistant photo IDs would prevent States from suing in SCOTUS over the Feds forcing them to spend money implementing this. Issuing these IDs every four years would help reduce voting by dead people, if the issuance is linked to the State death certificate database.

Because a vote is more powerful and dangerous than a gun, a check when issuing an ID against a current citizen database similar to a check against a national database when buying a gun would seem in order. How not to make this a national voter database is a problem to which I assume smarter people than I have a good answer

Formally rejecting Motor-Voter registration, the largest source of non-citizen voting, should be part of this amendment. Because it would be an amendment it can overrule that part of Article 1.

Any amendment dealing with voting also must mandate paper & ink voting. There is no way to prevent fraud in computer voting, no matter what you read. (My career has been in IT for 40 years.) Getting non-fraudulent results later is far better than fraudulent results immediately.

We will never get rid of the problem of “Who watches the Watcher,” but this would go a long way in reducing fraud.

Given the 2016 results, that Trump will be appointing at least 2-3 Justices, that amendments can take time, we need to get on this ASAP.

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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2 Responses to Trump + 38 States + SCOTUS (soon) = VoterID Time

  1. Arch Hughes says:

    What does a SCOTUS majority have with a constitutional amendment? Are they going to declare an amendment unconstitutional?

    • Alex Scipio says:

      Two answers: Currently governors allow SCOTUS power of voterID the Constitution does not confer. Too many governors accepting this would probably guide them not to support ratification, making the amendment moot. The Feds cannot force a State to spend money for a federal program – such as this could be construed to be.

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