"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Unbelievable, there are actually people who have no problem with this.
Now you see the problem. In a state with that many Republican officials, damn straight they're going to do their damnedest to make sure that the people who are disenfranchised are the ones who are likely to vote for Obama. Now do you see why the Democrats might have a problem with this? 1100 people who could decide the entire election suddenly can't vote. Is that right?
Basically it comes down to this: would you rather disenfranchise some people who can vote to make sure that nobody else can, or have some illegal votes slip through the cracks to ensure that everyone who has the right to vote is able to?
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams