Voter ID

So it just occurred to me.

Why is it that the poor don’t have ID?

Is it an institutional barrier or is it that the same things that result in poverty also cause people not to keep ID on them?

Fix THAT!

5 responses to “Voter ID

  1. Many poor people don’t drive and therefore haven’t had a need for a photo id. Many of the poor are concentrated in cities where there is transportation. Cars are expensive. Parking is expensive. Getting a license takes time. DMV hours are inconvenient for people who work a lot just to try and make ends meet.

    Then if you start talking about poor people who are also elderly, they not only don’t have money but they also don’t get out of the house much.

    • Many poor people don’t drive and therefore haven’t had a need for a photo id. Many of the poor are concentrated in cities where there is transportation.

      If they are poor, are they not receiving benefits?

      As a lover of smaller government, I agree that obtaining ID should be easier. Always easier.

  2. Free voter ID’s are an integral part of voter ID laws in every state that has them.

    Further, most states give free (or discounted) state ID’s to the disadvantaged. In my state, that’s $8 for 6 years.

  3. Just do like every other industrialized state and require a national ID card for every citizen or resident. Free.

    • Free.

      There is no argument that can be made that the cost of ID in North Carolina is prohibitive. Fourteen dollars for a driver’s license is, in essence, free.

      The fact is this:

      The absolute value in preventing voter fraud by requiring ID is equal to the absolute value of the burden placed upon the citizen.

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