I don't really understand the argument.Why would you not want everyone who is able to vote to vote?
You fear what they would vote for
I fully agree with the comment in red.Are you familiar with the concept of poll tax? Since you cannot get a photo ID for free, it is a poll tax. https://mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/Pages/fees.aspx. In Maryland, the cheapest you can get an ID is $1 if you are homeless and $24 if you are not. Put that in perspective with the minimum wage. You must work 1.97 hours for the "right" to vote if you require a photo ID. Since election day is not a federal holiday, you must take time off work to vote on election day. The poorer you are, the more burdensome voting is. And since poor folk tends to vote Democrat, the GOP hates them passionately.
In conclusion, if you require a photo ID to vote, make at least one of them free, if you want people to show up at the polls on election day, make it a holiday, but the GOP will fight both measures.
Let's leave Guszti to his own defenses. If you think that the GOP will budge then propose a federal holiday for voting, and a free photo ID for voting, it will go over like led balloons.I fully agree with the comment in red.
The rest - along with ALL of the comments made by Gusztáv - is partizan bullshit, and you know it!!!
Absolutely pure partizan hate mongering bullshit with no base in reality!
If you think that the GOP will budge then propose a federal holiday for voting, and a free photo ID for voting, it will go over like led balloons.
I registered to vote in about 1973, at the neighborhood fire station, I think. I used my social security card for ID, which means I could have been "illegal" for all they would have known. But I was born in a very foreign place- Spokane Washington. Nobody used to be that worried about stuff like ID. I have relatives who carried babies across the bridge in Buffalo by foot, in about 1915 or so, and those babies died US citizens without ever showing ID. They never even had birth certificates, being born in eastern europe. I had other, Finn relatives, who just walked down from Canada, without being able to speak english, and with no money. It used to be pretty easy to become Merican.I don't recall the "registering to vote" process.
That was so long ago ....
But, I'm wondering if that was taken care of at the same time as registering for the draft?
One fell swoop at the local Post Office?
I would like to think that the Army doesn't want me anymore, but with the kids of today, I can likely still outdoo most of them, so ... maybe they better keep my card on file a while longer yet?
(I am sure that I would lose a texting race tho)
Think Snow Eh!
When they file lawsuits to limit voting time, it is hard to come up with rational reasons why they do it. Maybe it is just me, but it got me thinking that they only want certain people to vote.Perhaps not, but that doesn't mean we don't agree that either a federal holiday - but ONLY for those who show proof of voting - and a free state ID should be available.
At the same time, you must also agree that carte blanche statement that a photo ID requirement is but a republican attempt at voter suppression is nothing but a partizan fear mongering aimed the unwashed idiots who believe it.
I am fairly certain that he/she who does not bother to obtain a valid photo ID also pretty much doesn't give a flying crap about voting!
Again, I'm not disagreeing with the notion that a mid week-only voting day is stupid.When they file lawsuits to limit voting time, it is hard to come up with rational reasons why they do it. Maybe it is just me, but it got me thinking that they only want certain people to vote.