Security of Federal elections. I definitely support voter ID laws, but I have been torn about the idea of a Federal ID or Federal ID law for elections. It is clear to me that the states have the right and responsibility to run elections in their jurisdictions. Why didn’t this occur to me?
I think that a voter ID requirement for election of those to Federal office (President and Vice President) would be completely legal. The identification required should ensure that the person voting is a citizen and meets all legal requirements for voting. Restrictions or regulations on voting are legal as long as there is no restriction based upon gender, race etc. For instance, a state may forbid those convicted of a felony from voting.
What do you think about it, and why?