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Okay, I love this strip, but I find this baffling and would like more info. Really? There is a large segment of the adult population who doesn't have any form of state-issued ID? All right, so they don't drive, possess credit cards or bank accounts, or purchase alcohol, and have never done those things. That happens. But how do/did they work or pick up social security benefits or pick up a package held for them at the post office or ANYTHING? This doesn't sound like a very common thing to me. I'd like to hear more.
Wait. Without bank accounts, how have they ever cashed a check? That really doesn't seem possible. What am I missing here?
Google it. You'll find at least 2 sites. http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/oppose-voter-id… and http://www.brennancenter.org/page/-/d/download_fi… It is baffling to me as well, but it must be so!B)
Thanks for replying to my comment–I'm really glad I came back and checked! This is fascinating, and troubling. I sort of feel that the best solution here is not to stop requiring photo ID for voting (also it does seem that that is solving a very ~small~ problem) but to make state-issued ID more accessible to everyone, so that they aren't navigating a myriad of unpleasant social barriers. It's still another way, apparently, in which being poor costs a person a ~lot~ of time.
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