Even state-issued, Capitol IDs aren’t accepted
DES MOINES – This afternoon the Iowa Federation of College Republicans is handing out cupcakes to those who show valid photo IDs. In one of the clearest examples of how restrictive this bill is, even the state-issued photo IDs given to lawmakers fail to meet the requirements in the bill.
“Voter ID is an issue that should be taken seriously and all Iowans should take the time to fully understand its impact,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. “It’s great to see the College Republicans join this discussion, but their event highlights how restrictive this bill is. This law places so many restrictions on what constitutes a valid ID that the photo ID cards given to legislators are not being accepted. These cards grant lawmakers access to the State Capitol, but aren’t enough to allow them to vote, or receive a cupcake at this event. Not only are capitol IDs not valid, nearly all Iowa student IDs fail to meet the requirements.”
“This is a bill that places a clear barrier between Iowans and their ability to exercise a constitutional right and will likely cost millions to implement. Even Secretary Schultz admits that voter fraud does not exist, there’s really no reason to make voting more difficult and stick taxpayers with the bill,” added Dvorsky.