The hypocrisy of the anti-photo ID crowd is obvious. Here’s one small example:
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All the arguments against a Photo ID requirement for voting are dubious at best. There may be legitimate concerns, but all of them can easily be gotten over.
For example, those very few who are financially unable to purchase an ID can be given one at minimal cost. $18 or $11 if you’re 65 or older.
The idea that some would be disenfranchised is nothing but fearmongering, because no proof is ever given to substantiate the claim. Another argument is the Photo ID would do no good. ID’s can still be faked, so the requirement wouldn’t necessarily eliminate fraud. Even if this argument has merit, the requirement would diminish vote fraud.
Maybe this is why a certain political party seems to be so virulently opposed to it. To some, it seems, an open-ended voting system which makes it relatively easy to steal a close election appeals to certain people of a certain political stripe.
We are a non-partisan group, interested in informing the electorate and promoting ideas that would enhance the integrity of the vote, thereby re-enfranchising voters, not disenfranchising them. If there is even one illegal vote counted, all legal voters are disenfranchised.