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Is the GOP turning students and young people away tonight?

If you know people who are being turned away because they do not have a photo ID or some other reason, please read the following rules from the Iowa Secy of State website:

" " Do you have to be registered Republican to participate in the Republican caucus? Yes. In order to participate in the Republican caucus, one must be a registered Republican in the state of Iowa. You do have the opportunity to register as a Republican at the caucus, provided that you have a valid photo ID with your current address on it (such as your Iowa driver's license) or a photo ID and a document that proves your residence (such as a utility bill). For more information, visit: http://sos.iowa.gov/elec...oterinformation/edr.html."

As the information at the above-linked website of Iowa Secretary of State and Commissioner of Elections Matt Schultz (R) details, a Photo ID isn't actually even necessary to register and vote on Election Day either! Any Iowa citizen 18 or over can register as a Republican and then vote in the Republican IA Caucus without a Photo ID being required of any of them.

The IA Sec. of State's website notes (and as I confirmed with them yesterday):

"If you cannot prove who you are and where you live with the documents [ed note: such as Photo ID] listed above, a registered voter from your precinct may attest for you. Both you and the attester will be required to sign an oath swearing the statements being made are true.
Falsely attesting or being attested for is registration fraud. It is a class “D” felony and is punishable by a fine of up to $7,500 and up to 5 years in prison." "

Read more at: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9016