[The Courier-Journal's] recent editorial against common-sense voter ID requirements was short of facts, but predictable. Once again, this newspaper is on the wrong side of an issue — and on the side opposed by a majority of Americans.
Most Kentuckians understand that a basic, fair requirement that voters show ID at the polls is crucial to protecting the integrity of our elections. Voter fraud is not imaginary: federal prosecutors recently convicted or accepted guilty pleas from 11 people seeking to defraud elections in Breathitt County. One of those found guilty admitted his crime is “an everyday thing…it’s pretty much like jaywalking.”
No one questions requiring ID to board an airplane, buy cigarettes or alcohol, or even rent a movie.