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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 12:00 PM

3. I don't think a Section 2 VRA suit goes far enough

I think the DOJ ought to sue to nullify the Voter ID laws based on a 24th Amendment violation, since it amounts to a poll tax. Even if ID are ostensibly free, the supporting documents are not, if you can manage to get them.

Photo ID as a condition to vote not only discriminates on the basis of race, color, or native language, it also discriminates against women, most of whom change their names because of marriage and/or divorce (a 19th Amendment violation); young voters between 18 and 20, especially students (a 26th Amendment violation), and the elderly and disabled--, most whom either never had drivers' license or whose drivers' licenses have been surrendered or revoked due to incompetence to drive.

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