Originally Posted by ant1999e
Many of the disenfranchized (particularly older African-Americans) don't have birth certificates
. This has been pointed out time and again. Therefore they can't get registered even if they have to funds and transportation to get an ID. Why can't you wrap your feeble little mind around this? It's further been pointed out that there are only a handful of cases nationwide of someone voting under the name of a different individual, the kind of fraud this is supposedly designed to stop. In other words, something is being fixed that ain't really broke. Additionally, conservatives are allegedly all about being faithful to the constitution. Where does it say an inidivdual has to have an ID to excercise their voting rights? It's a right every individual has simply by being a citizen. Requiring an ID amounts to a poll tax, which ain't in my copy of the Constitution. Finally, you have the Republican ON TAPE admitting that the laws are designed to help Romney win in Pennsylvania by disenfranchizing likely Democratic voters, and the other individual who actually helped write one of the laws having a racist exchange via email with one of his constituents. But this is all about ensuring the integrity of the voting process, right? GTFO.