Someone needs to explain to me what’s so heinous about these voter ID laws. Being able to prove your identity so as to prevent duplicate votes and other forms of fraud seems to be a beneficial preventative action by local and state governments, right? The people who may be “disenfranchised” are only those currently without ID. And even the tweet above describing instructions for getting ID and/or a viable address explicitly explain that the process is free and easy! So what is the problem here? Are we really stooping to the level of claiming that ordinary people can’t complete these simple non-monetary steps?
And no, voter ID laws are not akin to literacy tests, which are clearly unconstitutional.
I’m no Republican, and I want everyone who wants to vote and is legally allowed to do so to be able to do so. But this just seems like a silly discussion that is predominantly centered around the left being concerned that they will have less voter turnout for their side so they are looking for shortcuts to get more people to vote.