To the Editor:
Don Fender comparing the voting at the recent VFW Post 9192 elections leaves out some points (Letters, Aug. 4 KDH).
As he pointed out, a valid VFW membership card was required to be eligible to vote. However, no picture ID was required if you had a valid membership card. The voter registration card serves the same purpose.
You present the registration card to prove you are who you are and are eligible to vote. It is a good system.
As I understand it, the new law would require you to have a government-issued picture ID in addition to having a voter registration card.
This will make it harder for eligible citizens to vote at a time when voting is about at a 50 percent level of eligible voters.
In addition, there is no evidence that voting fraud is a problem in Texas.
So what is the intent of the law? Is it to cut down on fraud or to make it harder for a certain group of citizens to vote?
Oh, by the way, a valid VFW membership card is required to attend any VFW meeting.
Don Fender would know that if he had voted in any of the last six VFW Post 9192 elections.