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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sat Jul 3, 2021, 08:10 PM

25. Gee, I wonder where Joe Manchin got this idea.

Did he really just think of it all of a sudden, all on his own? No way he could have gotten the suggestion from those across the aisle he's trying so hard to please... could he?

From the Huffpo article linked in the OP:

Further deepening the dilemma, Manchin’s national voter ID proposal contains little to no information on what exactly it is. His compromise list simply states: “Require voter ID with allowable alternatives (utility bill, etc.) to prove identity to vote.”

I don't know about other states, but that's what GA has right now. So, what's the problem?

Beginning in 2005, states run by Republicans began to adopt more restrictive forms of identification; these efforts soon accelerated. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder that gutted the Voting Rights Act, the number of states adopting restrictive ID laws, particularly restrictive photo ID laws, increased dramatically.

A restrictive identification law is one that requires photo identification, places strict limitations on the types of identification accepted at the polls and imposes limits on how a voter can still vote without the required photo identification. The most restrictive laws are those that do not provide any means for voters who lack the required identification to otherwise identify themselves and cast a ballot.

Republicans pushing restrictive voter ID laws claim to do so to counter election fraud. There is, however, no evidence of widespread voter fraud in contemporary U.S. elections.

Sounds like Voter ID would be a great way for Repubs to get everyone to volunteer for the restrictive identification they're currently trying to impose in legislation state by state. What a great way to save them time any money and make it even more difficult to vote. Madness.

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