TheBlaze’s Benny Johnson contributed to this post.
While most Americans — those who believe they are not better off now than they were four years ago — would likely say that the most important issue to them this election season is the economy, others have different priorities in mind. During the Monday festivities at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, TheBlaze tracked down attendees to find out what concerns them most in campaign 2012. For one delegate, who claimed she has also served as a local precinct chair in Texas, that pressing matter is “voter freedom” and “voter equity,” which she asserts Americans are being stripped — even “raped” — of.
According to the delegate, being required to present a photo ID at the polling stations creates voter inequity and causes certain people to lose “part of their freedom” and their all-American, “constitutional right” to vote — that, to her, is akin to rape.
While being required to present an ID would not actually strip someone of his or her “right” to vote, the delegate pressed on.
“It’s like raping somebody,” she stated plainly before agreeing that a utility bill is more than sufficient proof of identification to present at the voting booth.
“It’s the most awful thing I’ve ever seen.”
When TheBlaze reminded the delegate that attendees of the Democratic National Convention, particularly members of the press, are required to present their IDs not once, not twice, but three times in order to simply enter the convention hall, she seemed to change her tune.
Ironically, she told TheBlaze that as someone who has served in the military, showing ID “comes natural” to her and that if she were asked to present her identification “ten times” at the Democratic Convention, she’d be more than willing to do so because there it’s about “security” and “that’s too crucial.”
Watch the interview below:
The delegate also took a moment to show TheBlaze her collection of Obama-buttons, “Romney Hood” and “Robin Obama.” One pin, predictably, states that GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney “takes from the poor to give to the rich” while the other (astutely) states that Obama “takes from the 1% to give to the 99%.”
It should perhaps be noted that State ID cards range in price from $5 to $26.50 depending on the state of issue. Most states seem to charge roughly $10 and in many instances it is free for people over the age of 60.