Photo voter ID opponent Keesha Gaskins, senior counsel in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program, writes: "While these laws are allegedly passed to secure elections, they impact communities of color in ways only reflected in our Jim Crow past. Looking at voter ID laws alone, we know that although 11 percent of Americans...
Do you not need a valid photo ID to cash a check, drive a car, start a bank account, get a job, get welfare, get unemployment, get insurance, get, well, just about anything? The only reason for fighting against Voter ID laws is to make it easier to commit voter fraud. There is no other valid reason, if you can even call that a valid reason.
Photo voter ID laws, according to Attorney General Eric Holder, are a "poll tax." "Many of those without IDs," Holder recently told the NAACP, "would have to travel great distances to get them -- and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them."
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