Oklahoma House speaker to push for voter ID
October 17, 2008
Oklahoma City, OK- Less than 24 hours after a red dirt report blogger wrote an article about the activities of ACORN in Oklahoma, the Speaker of the Oklahoma House is pushing for a change in legislation requiring voters to present identification when heading to the polls. Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge says his proposal would include a provision for free state-issued voter identification cards and that anyone without an ID would still be able to cast a ballot after signing an affidavit. Democrats worked to kill a similar measure last session amid concerns the GOP-backed initiative is an effort to target poor and elderly voters.