Answer by Kris Rosvold:
I don't think it's the efforts to require ID for voters that's really the problem here.
I also don't see a problem with requiring that Citizens prove that they're eligible to vote via a proof of citizenship requirement (which would be covered by my Oregon Drivers license, because my birth certificate is on file there as a requirement for a license).
So long as it's phased in over several years to allow Citizens the time to get it done, and it's done at zero cost to the Citizen. Voting is a Right and a Responsibility of Citizenship, it's not a "privelage".
Rather, the real problem is the continuious, completely disengenuious, self serving, entirely convenient "methods" and "timing" the GOP Brass has intentionally used in their very thinly veiled attempt to disenfranchise poor and liberal voters in their districts.
Here's just a few of the "games" they've played that we KNOW about:
Passing State Voter ID laws a just few months before the pending election so that there's no time to mount a court challenge, or the funding for a challenge until after the "election". (When Citizens who should be able to vote, always have been able to vote, and suddenly "conveniently" can't vote because of some conveniently timed rule change, it's NOT ever a valid election. Yet historically, that so called election "result" will stand… See our president select: Shrub)
Reducing or "conveniently" moving polling stations (due to "costs" of course) so that Citizens without cars (aka po' folk) can't get to the polling station easily.
The massive increase of "paperless" electronic "voting" machines which have been caught on video changing the Votes of Citizens.
Reducing the number of days available for early voting and eliminating evening and weekend hours so that folks tied to an inflexible job (aka po' folk) can't vote.
Having their corporate bribers send out wrong information about polling places, dates, and registration deadlines, and including an addressed "return" envelope which has a believable but totally WRONG address.
Seriously?! Please tell me someone high up in these companies is GOING TO PRISON for this one!
Someone PLEASE give me ONE legally valid reason (too big to fail is NOT legally, or morally valid) why the US Attorney General hasn't charged A.L.E.C. and the front company it used for this last under Election Fraud laws and under RICO!!
It's just more of the exact same intentionally convenient and fraudulent "tactics" historically used by GOP Brass to "fight" anything they, or their corporate bribers, disagree with.