12/14/12, "Seven Secretaries of State Criticize Michelle Obama for Claiming GOP Voter Suppression Occurred in the 2012 Election," PJ Tatler
"Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing
First Lady Michelle Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged
in voter suppression in the November election:
“Unfortunately the First Lady’s comments continue the baseless
attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking
reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections.
This past election speaks for itself.
In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter
turnout was the highest in the state’s history.
In Georgia, African
American turnout has remained high in each election after the state
adopted its photo ID requirement in 2006.
In Kansas, another state with
a photo ID requirement, a minuscule .07 percent of voters neglected to
bring their IDs to the polls and all were given provisional ballots and
opportunity to provide photo identification later.
These examples reflect what is happening in every state that is
taking steps to protect the integrity of elections. No voter is impeded
from voting. And more voters become engaged in their elections because
they have greater confidence their votes will be counted accurately and
not cancelled out by illegal votes.
That is why Americans overwhelmingly favor photo ID and other election security measures.”
Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State
Ken Bennett, Arizona
Brian Kemp, Georgia
Scott Gessler, Colorado
Jason Gant, South Dakota
Mark Martin, Arkansas
Tom Schedler, Louisiana""