President Trump, speaking at a rally in Tampa, Fla., resurrected the issue of photo ID at the polls, suggesting that all voters should be required to show ID when they vote for president, senator, governor, or congressman.
"The time has come for voter ID, like everything else," the president told supporters, "voter ID."
"If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID," said Trump. "You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID. And you need your picture."
"In this country the only time you don’t need it in many cases is when you want to vote for a president, when you want to vote for a senator, when you want to vote for a governor or a congressman," Trump continued. "It’s crazy. It’s crazy. But we are turning it around."
While many were quick to brand Trump as out of touch for not knowing that you don't need a photo ID to buy groceries, his underlying premise — that we need better election security — was on point.
For years Democrats have fought every effort to secure our elections, crying "racism" in response to even the most minor changes to state voting laws.
PJM's Roger Simon
wrote last week
that he was pleasantly surprised to learn that his new home state of Tennessee requires voters to present a photo ID at the polls -- unlike his former home state of California, where he wasn't asked to show any identification.
In fact, Tennesee is one of only a handful of states that require a photo ID to vote.