I was talking about this with my mom the other day and she’s about as democrat as I’m republican and she brought it up but honestly, I don’t see this as a big deal and it has caused a lot of problems. We didn’t have a governor for the longest time because of miscounted and or missing votes.
My mom feels that too many older people or people who don’t have a birth certificate wouldn’t be able to get a state ID and therefore wouldn’t be able to vote. Well then I have many, many other questions. I’ve had to show my drivers license for doctors appts. I’ve had to show it at “surprising” times while picking up a prescription. I know going with my mom for the last year, she’s had to show it as many as 3 or 4 times during a cycle of doc appts in one day. What about banking? Don’t any of these people bank? Don’t any of these people work? You need a photo ID on file at your place of employment. Don’t they pay taxes or get any aide of any kind?
I said this to my mom. How many times in the last year, for medical reasons, have you had to show your picture ID? Of course she comes back with “I know BUT”……..Then she gives me the old argument that many older people or people in the south don’t know how to get or find their birth certificates. What about people who don’t know where they were born she comes back with?
I count back with “If you can’t show a photo ID to vote, how do you do anything else? Doctor? Dentist? Bank?” I mean it. Seriously. Don’t any of these people who claim not to have ID have bank accounts or ever go to the doctor? Why do I have to show my ID so much and some people don’t even have one? I don’t know how a person survives not having any picture forms of ID.
Where do you stand? Do you think you should have to show and ID to vote?