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How About We Combine Voter ID And ... (Original Post) ItsjustMe Mar 2021 OP
I think George Takei beat him to it. lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #1
Voter ID is against the Constitution Johnny2X2X Mar 2021 #2
Only Poor People DanieRains Mar 2021 #3
Even if it is free? MichMan Mar 2021 #5
Free is debatable Johnny2X2X Mar 2021 #6
+1, uponit7771 Mar 2021 #7
Define free. LiberalFighter Mar 2021 #8
That's right. Harker Mar 2021 #11
And let's call it a "chip"? BSdetect Mar 2021 #4
what if we use the existing rfid in the vaccine for both purposes? ;) getagrip_already Mar 2021 #9
I love the concept! BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #10
Regarded as a joke, it's clever and funny. But regarded seriously, it's a slippery slope. Towlie Mar 2021 #12


(17,855 posts)
2. Voter ID is against the Constitution
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:15 AM
Mar 2021

It's a poll tax. How we've let it become the norm is beyond me, but it prevents millions of people from voting every year.


(17,855 posts)
6. Free is debatable
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:23 PM
Mar 2021

Are you ensuring that people can get them with no hassle? Voting is the most fundamental right in a Democracy, any barrier to voting is a problem as far as the Constitution is concerned. Any undue burden is a problem. Sworn affidavits have worked for decades and will continue to work.

Voter ID is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist at all. And it disenfranchises millions.


(48,567 posts)
8. Define free.
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:39 PM
Mar 2021

The ID itself might be free. But if it requires government documents such as birth or marriage certificates it is not free. It is an added cost for women that marry or have multiple marriages.

There may be additional court costs to correct mistakes with birth records. If my dad were alive he might have difficulty due to the fact someone other than his parents informed the person what he was named. They indicated Junior as his middle name instead of the correct name.

When it also involves getting documents in another state you are also dealing with mailing costs and or transporation.


(5,263 posts)
12. Regarded as a joke, it's clever and funny. But regarded seriously, it's a slippery slope.
Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:26 PM
Mar 2021


Compulsory voting, combined with a majority rules system that eliminates the Electoral College, gerrymandering, and other provisions that alter the power of your vote based upon where you live, might be the best answer.

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