Matt Schultz, the Republican candidate for Secretary of State, turns 31 years old today. If elected this fall, Matt would be the youngest person in the state’s history to hold that office. Matt is an outstanding candidate who is out there campaigning hard to earn the support of all Iowans.
I’m excited about his campaign because unlike our current Secretary of State, Matt is actually talking about things that would make our elections safe and secure. Asking a voter to produce a photo ID when they go to the polls seems like a common sense thing to do. Unfortunately, Secretary of State Mauro thinks implementing this simple procedure is unnecessary.
My wife and I recently moved to Polk County. The June primary was the first time that I had cast a vote in Polk County. As I drove to my polling site, it dawned on me that while I changed my voter registration, I never took the time to update my driver’s license. Needless to say, I was nervous about what would happen when I went to vote, especially if I wasn’t on the list of registered voters for some reason.
When I signed in, a very nice lady asked for my name and address, which I gladly told her. She then asked to produce a photo ID, the lady next to her quickly reminded her that she couldn’t ask me that. I think it’s scary that anyone that day could have walked in there, said their name was Craig Robinson, provided them my address, and be allowed to vote.
Showing an ID to vote makes perfect sense, so dose having a voter fraud hot-line so people know where to call when they see suspicious activities at polling sites. That is a nothing thing that Matt Schultz will do after he is elected. That is why I think voting for Matt on November 2nd, and maybe sending his campaign a contribution on his birthday is also the common sense thing to do.
Happy Birthday Matt.
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