"All those things bother me: The populism, the lying and the scapegoating and the xenophobia bother me, but then there’s a layer of incompetence here. I suppose, in a way, we should be thankful: If he had a coherent ideology, he’d probably be more dangerous." P J O'Rourke
Truth is the vast majority of legal voters already have an acceptable photo ID! Only a small portion of legitimate voters do not have it. And many arrangements are being made to help that small portion of the population get one.
The only difference is now the vast majority will be showing that photo ID they ALREADY have when they go to vote, and signing the book.
"Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none ever happened." -Libby Fudim
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Murral, I'm not exactly sure what point you were trying to make with your last post but are you saying that since voter id is not included in the Constitution then it is should not be allowed? So much for State's rights! How do we know you are the real Murral Stark? I mean without proper identification you could be someone else. You could really be a girl!
I have no problem with voter photo ID, but I know that in some precincts in my state a current utility bill is all that is required as an ID.
ie; when I take trash to the municipal transfer station.
If you go to a payday loan or rent to own facility they will give you credit on a current utility bill.
Do I believe that all should have a valid photo ID? Of course I do. Here in NM, sometimes refered to as the fourth world, however, many old-time legitimate immigrants do not. What they have is a reciept for property taxes paid, (or in arrears, it happens...), and that is accepted by the county clerk as ID because their names appear on the voter roles and have for as long as they have known them. Gramma knows Gramma as surely as Ken's long dead uncle.
Is our system perfect? NO.
States have the right to implement requirements as they see fit. Some will past muster by the SCOTUS, some will not.
When you consider it though...our cell phones and SSN and ISP has already stripped us of our privacy.
Big Brother regards, JD
One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift