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    Photo ID to vote?

    Since another Presidential election is coming up, how about this topic again?

    Should people have to show their photo ID in order to vote in US presidential elections? Why or why not?


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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    I say yes. You need a photo ID to get a drivers license, board a plane, purchase alcohol....

    Why shouldn't you have to show your ID when making the most important decisions for our country?


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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    I voted no, as the negative effect in disenfranchising voters is greater than any good from addressing a non-existent voter fraud problem.
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I voted no, as the negative effect in disenfranchising voters is greater than any good from addressing a non-existent voter fraud problem.
    How would it disenfranchise voters? We're used to showing photo ID for stuff.


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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I voted no, as the negative effect in disenfranchising voters is greater than any good from addressing a non-existent voter fraud problem.
    I would agree with this. I mean, it wouldn't affect alot of people since most of us have a drivers license, but I think it's trying to fix a non-existent problem.
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    How would it disenfranchise voters? We're used to showing photo ID for stuff.
    IT won't and many liberals have no problem making anyone trying to exercise their second amendment rights to do far more than merely SHOW a photo ID

    seriously, in this day and age if you don't have a photo ID you are probably someone I really don't trust to be voting.

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    I voted yes. In my state I have to show my ID and sign with my signature in order to vote. The right to vote is too precious to allow fraud and to not do what we can to protect voters and our voices from being diluted by those who do not have the right to vote.
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    How would it disenfranchise voters? We're used to showing photo ID for stuff.
    This may surprise you but many of the elderly, the poor, students, and minorities do not have a photo ID.

    What purpose does increasing hardship on some to vote serve?
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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Your signature should be all that's required.

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    Re: Photo ID to vote?

    Well, the last time I voted I had to produce either my driver's license or my voter registration card (I forget which) - I voted electronically at a local elementary school. I don't have a problem with voter ID laws per se, but to pretend that they are solely about voter fraud is a bit disingenuous.
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