Schultz Defeats Incumbent In Secretary Of State Race

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One of the biggest election night surprises came long after the polls closed. Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro was voted out of office by a lesser-known Republican from Council Bluffs. Full Story
Nick Mauro

Des Moines, IA

#1 Nov 3, 2010
Comparing voting to getting on an airplane is somewhat offensive. People haven't died for our right to get on an airplane or open a checking account. Voting is our most basic and fundamental right. And it's an invidual right, not a right of a group or class of people. You keep someone from getting on an airplane, no big deal. You disenfranchise one eligible voter because he can't afford an ID, is disabled or a senior citizen with no need to have a driver's license, lives in a nursing home so has no ability to get to a DOT, didn't realize his license expired or didn't have time to get it renewed prior to election day, works overseas so he has absolutly no ability to produce a driver's license prior to voiting...and that is one too many. We have plenty of safeguards in place to prevent voter fraud, which has been virtually non-existent in this state.

Des Moines, IA

#2 Nov 3, 2010
just another dumb #*@!

Ankeny, IA

#3 Nov 3, 2010
We want honesty.
IF Matt wants honesty, great!

Ankeny, IA

#4 Nov 3, 2010
Three day before the 2006 gubernatorial election in Iowa, the LORD told me that it did not matter how we voted, that the computers had been rigged to make Culver the winner.
He did not explain how they could do this, but I believe the LORD over any man.

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 3, 2010
Nick - I don't think anyone said anything about showing a Driver's License.
Nick Mauro

Des Moines, IA

#6 Nov 3, 2010
Mark wrote:
Nick - I don't think anyone said anything about showing a Driver's License.
Where else are you going to get an ID? Is the state going to pay for new State issued IDs? Are they going to have a service come around to nursing homes and rural areas to take the photo and make the State issued? ID? Who is going to pay for it? Are you saying we need to have 2 IDs - a driver's license for when we drive and a separate ID for when we vote? I don't understand your comment.

North Liberty, IA

#7 Nov 3, 2010
what is a good form of ID in your opinion?

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 3, 2010
Nick/Matt - My only comment was that no one said anything about showing a Driver's License to vote. I didn't address anything beyond what Nick said in his first comment. If I'm wrong, and someone DID say something about showing a Driver's License in the article, then I must have missed that part.
Nick Mauro

Des Moines, IA

#9 Nov 3, 2010
Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but the article says Schultz ran on the idea that people need to show a photo ID to vote. The only photo ID I have is my driver's license. I think the natural conclusion to the photo ID requirement is the driver's license since that works for the airplane and getting a beer examples that Schultz has used. Regardless, my point is that requiring people to show an ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) when they vote sounds a lot cleaner/easier than it actually would be to implement.
John C

Vero Beach, FL

#10 Nov 3, 2010
Michael Mauro was nothing but a progressive puppet of George Soros. Haha George, keep spending your money you communist. Progressive = UnAmerican

Columbus, GA

#11 Nov 3, 2010
If Sec. Mauro had not opened his mouth about the absurdity of an ID requirement, he would still be Sec. of State. He would have stayed under the radar and been re-elected. As it is, I think it's absurd not to ask for ID and apparently so do a majority of other Iowans. The only ones who are content allowing anyone to vote regardless of whether they even residents of Iowa are those who would like to stuff the ballot box with illegal votes. I'll let you decide which party would benefit the most from that possibility. Hint: it might be the same party to which Mr. Mauro belongs.

Columbus, GA

#12 Nov 3, 2010
Matt wrote:
what is a good form of ID in your opinion?
IMO, it would not have to be a photo ID and EVERYone has some form of ID, yes, including people in nursing homes. YOu can sure bet they have Medicare cards.

My point is that Mauro dismissed the idea out of hand as absurd. It is NOT.

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