Buoyed by gains in the recent election, the Republican Party has introduced the Smartphone Voter Protection Act. This act takes advantage of technology recently developed in Iowa to allow smartphones to display secure ID credentials. It represents the latest in voter security and will require all voters to display a smartphone before voting in national elections.
In discussing the new act, U.S. Representative James Crow declared the Smartphone Voter Protection Act to be completely consistent with voter ID laws that have been passed in many states. He unapologetically stated, “This new law will prevent fraud and ensure that all voters have the technological skills to participate in society.” When asked about voters who may not be able to afford smartphones, Congressman Crow categorically stated, “I’m not worried. They’re probably Democrats, anyway.”
For more information on the new Iowa program see Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDs, Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions, The Problem With Digital Drivers Licenses: Iowa Tests High Tech IDs, and Your Smartphone Could Replace Your Driver’s License Someday Soon.