The first person who spied us was a lady, who asked "Do you want to vote?" "Yep", I replied. "I'll need to see your ID", she said, and I handed her the precinct-issued ID cards. She picked it up, glanced at it and said, "I'll need to see your something with your signature on it."
"Uh... I don't think so. What I gave you is valid ID."
"No,", she replied, "I need to see something with your signature on it, otherwise I won't know who you are." And that gave me a bad feeling.
"[E]lection judges called the Election Board for clarification but by that time Lindsey was screaming and pounding on the desk, so they called police."
The KC Red Star reported...
Charlene Davis, one of the directors of the Jackson County Election Board, said Lindsey was disruptive at the polling place -- "screaming" at election judges.
"They were scared to death," Davis said. "They're all over 70...one gal thought she was having a heart attack."
This isn't the first time Phil Lindsey has attempted to cause controversy when voting. During the presidential primary last February, Lindsey was asked to show ID. He claims he produced his drivers license under protest so that he could cast his ballot. He later filed a complaint with the elections office which he claims lost his complaint.
It is clear that Lindsey went to the polls on Tuesday intent on causing mischief and making himself publicity. He drove to the polls with his son, which means he could have easily produced his drivers license so that he would be allowed to cast his ballot. Then after having done so, he could have provided the poll workers with the list of showing what is acceptable ID in Missouri and encouraged them to call the Secretary of State's office for further clarification so that no other voter in his precinct would face the same problem. Instead he chose to freak out and become aggressive and even though police gave him every chance to calm down to avoid arrest, he did everything he could to insure he would be charged.
After the federal government released data earlier this week that suggests more than 3% of votes are being cast fraudulently by illegal immigrants there is more proof than ever that photo identification needs to be required at the polls for the purposes of maintaining the integrity of our election system and not disenfranchising legal voters. This incident just serves as further proof that voter identification needs to be limited to a valid drivers license or other state issued photo ID.