Posted: 4/4/2012 4:52:04 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Coppsguy:
Who doesn't believe you should have to show an ID to vote??STILL waiting for someone on the left to give me a logical answer here
Tough issue for the left. Logically we agree, but practically it's a nightmare for the left in the US because of all the people who would/could be disenfranchised.
Also, with the constant GOP attacks on minorities, combined with the notion that most minorities do not support the GOP and they will likely be affected the most, it gives the appearance that this voter ID effort is both mean spirited and targeted at minorities.
Especially when you compare the number of potential cases of voter fraud with the amount of people who would or could not be able to vote.
In sum, I think the problem is that the level of voting irregularities may not justify a law that would negatively affect such a large amount of people's democratic right to vote. Especially because 'voter fraud' is being used as the justification for the law.
That is my take, as a casual outside observer on this issue.