We've debated voter IDs several times on these threads. Some who have opposed the requirement for voter ID said that some people couldn't afford to purchase one. GA now offers FREE voter IDs. Anyone know if other states are doing the same?
Yes, it has to come from somewhere. In this case, the tax base. Unfortunately, it must be doubled from what it actually costs to provide our politicians more money for their pork while still paying for the cards.
The Republicans are trying to suppress Dem votes in many states, claiming they are doing it to prevent fraud which is close to being non-existent. Michigan requires a driver's license or other photo I.D., but as far as I know the state doesn't provide free I.D. As has been pointed out already, cost/affordability isn't the only issue.
I just read an opinion piece in the NY Times about requiring a govenrment-issued photo ID to vote. The author, a GA congressman, believes this practice discriminates against African Americans. I don't get it. Anyone can...