6/27/2013

Obama WH Supports Kenyan Voter ID Program as "Critical" to a "Vibrant Democracy"

Posted by Brian

So Obama DOES support voter ID laws, knowing that they are critical to ensuring free and fair elections.  So, by extrapolation, can we assume that Barack Hussein Obama opposes voter ID laws in the United States for the very reason that it is easier to "game the system", and make it easier for widespread voter fraud?  Hmmmm?

WH Touts Kenyan Program to Obtain National ID Cards for Voter Registration 12:44 PM, JUN 27, 2013 • BY JERYL BIER

As President Obama and his family continue their tour of Africa, the White House put out a Fact Sheet entitled "U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa." One of the first items highlighted by the White House is a $53 million program in Kenya that helps young people "obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration."


Civil society and independent media play a critical role in any vibrant democracy.  Across sub-Saharan Africa, the United States supports efforts to ensure civil society organizations and independent media can organize, advocate, and raise awareness with governments and the private sector to improve political processes, transparency, and government performance.  Examples include:
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