WH: It’s ‘Not Outrageous’ to Show ID When Voting

By Brady Kenyon | August 2, 2018 | 7:28pm EDT
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House said Thursday that the administration is looking to do everything they can to protect the 2018 midterm elections and would not rule out the option of a possible voter ID law.

It’s not outrageous to show an ID if you’re going to vote, the White House said.

During Thursday’s White House press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the possibility of the administration proposing a voter ID law as a measure to secure elections.

Sanders said that the administration hasn’t made a final decision yet, but they are certainly looking at every available option. However, It’s not outrageous, nor unreasonable that you would be asked to show an ID if you’re going to vote, Sanders said.

“Going back to election security, the other night in Tampa, the president mentioned voter ID’s for elections, going forward with election security. Is the administration looking at proposing a voter ID law or pushing a voter ID law?” a reporter asked.

“We’re looking to do everything we can at this point to protect the 2018 elections, the integrity of those elections and moving on beyond 2018 to 2020 and after. We haven’t made a final decision but certainly looking at every option available to us. It’s not unreasonable,” Sanders said.

“If I return something to a department store, if I have to cash a check, I have to show my ID in order to do those things. It’s not outrageous that if you’re going to vote to decide on who leaders of local communities. your state and the federal government are going to be, that you would be asked to show an ID,” she said.

Sanders' remarks came as President Trump called for voters to show identification at the polls during a campaign rally in Florida on Tuesday.

 
 

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