I am completely confused by the argument that voter ID laws are discriminatory in any way. From what I have seen the Left has two main arguments as to why we should not pass this type of legislation, it discriminates against those that cannot get a photo ID and there is no proof that voter fraud exists.
As to the first argument, what exactly makes this so difficult? They say that the Right waits until the last minute to pass state law requiring a photo ID to vote. And yet, there are dozens of reasons that one may need a photo ID every day, meaning that there is no reason to wait until an election is upcoming to try to get one.
The Left also cites cases in which voting has been banned on Sunday, which decreases black voter turnout because they like to "march" together after church to the voting centers. Seriously? You're going to tell me that black voters would prefer not to vote at all because they couldn't go with all their friends after church? That shows a real dedication to taking part in the electoral process. I'm sorry, but if you have a strong desire to vote, you will find a way instead of making excuses.
As to the point that there is no proof of voter fraud, how about these examples:
a member of the NAACP’s local executive committee...was sentenced in April to five years in prison for voting in the names of ten voters, including four who were deceased.
...the former deputy chief of staff for Washington mayor Vincent Gray, who was forced to resign after news broke that she had voted illegally in the District of Columbia even though she was a Maryland resident.
...a copy of an order from a federal immigration court in Florida on a Cuban immigrant who came to the U.S. in April 2004 and promptly registered and voted in the November election.
Again, I just can't understand the argument against requiring a person to have to prove who they are and that they are a valid voter. Voting is possibly the single greatest freedom that a person can have and yet there are those that suggest we shouldn't be able to protect the process. Instead, we should open up the possibility of illegal aliens voting, people voting under assumed identities, people voting under the names of the deceased, people voting multiple times, and on and on. I will never cease to be amazed that anyone can even begin to make that argument.