Obama Checks IDs At Campaign Events
At Barack Obama’s campaign event yesterday, attendees were asked to
bring photo ID in order to get in to see the President. Apparently
they’ve faced issues of “fraud” – people showing up who aren’t actually
supporters of the President.
Jessica Kershaw, the Obama
campaign’s Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed
that the campaign checked every supporter’s identification at the door.
“We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name
on the ticket that supporters filled out,” she said. “We did this for
every person who came in.”
The Obama campaign has faced
infiltrators from the Romney campaign, which has deployed aides and
volunteers to blend in with supporters and attend Obama events.
Republicans point out that while they check IDs for their supporters,
the Obama administration opposes efforts to require identification at
polling places on election day — so called voter ID laws — arguing they
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