And your argument is flawed because it assumes that the voters who are legally eligible to vote won't go get ID or don't have it already.
If it is a stipulation that you have to present ID to vote (like it is in over a dozen states), then make sure you have ID if you want to vote. It's that fuging simple.
My daughter turned 18 a week ago... what was the first thing she did? Literally, she woke up and went and got her State ID. Took 3 hours. You idiots act like getting ID is some fuging mammoth undertaking. It isn't... unless you are not a legal citizen of the U.S.
Voter Fraud has happened, and has proven to have happened in this country. That's all the evidence anyone needs to prompt a change. If you need more compelling evidence than that, you're a moron.
The only people affected are those who are ineligible to get ID, and they have no right to vote in this country in the first place.
Lol.. wow... do you really think this?
Its only a matter of time before there is a national program for Voter Identification and Verification. And it will probably be a Democrat that suggests it.
My argument isn't about people not having ID's, it's about those that do being turned away because of problems WITH the ID. Faded photos, cracked ID's, photos that don't "look enough" like them because they've aged, etc.
What these laws are doing is asking the poll workers to use their best judgment to decide what is and isn't an appropriate form of ID. And by introducing human judgment into the equation you're inviting personal and political bias into the voting process and that's just asking for trouble.
The whole process is based on the notion that the poll workers can be trusted to not turn voters away who may "look" like they won't vote for the party/candidate they want to win, so they could then use some technicality to turn them away.
Poll workers are people, too. Flawed and selfish and capable of corruption just like the rest of us. We're putting the entire electoral system in the hands of a handful of poll workers who will decide who should and shouldn't be able to vote based on state ID's that are rarely a perfect form of identification anyway. And I speak from experience there, having held a job where I checked ID's dozens of times every day. It's NOT anywhere near the straight-forward process you guys seem to think it is.
I just don't like the idea of applying that process to people's right to vote is all.
Edited by Second City Panther, 14 March 2012 - 02:05 AM.