Originally Posted by BIGBOSS
You guys can post all the articles you want but that doesn't change the fact how easy it is to go get an ID and vote.
Why would you not want to have an ID? I cant think of any benefits or reasons to not have one.
Why is it so easy for whites to get an ID but its a problem for people of color?
Laws that require photo ID at the polls vary, but the strictest laws limit the forms of acceptable documentation to only a handful of cards. For example, in Texas, voters must show one of seven forms of state or federal-issue photo ID, with a valid expiration date: a driver’s license, a personal ID card issued by the state, a concealed handgun license, a military ID, citizenship certificate or a passport. The name on the ID must exactly match the one on the voter rolls.
African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to lack one of these qualifying IDs, according to several estimates. Even when the state offers a free photo ID, these voters, who are disproportionately low-income, may not be able to procure the underlying documents, such as a birth certificate, to obtain one.
In Texas, for example, challengers to the law cited an African-American grandmother who could not afford the $25 to purchase her birth certificate to get an ID, and an elderly African-American veteran and longtime voter who was turned away at the polls in 2013 despite having three types of ID, because none qualified under the new law.
Six of the 16 states that have passed voter ID laws since 2010 have a documented history of discriminating against minority voters. All but one of those states’ laws were put in place after the Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that required them to seek approval from the Justice Department for any voting-law changes.
Courts have so far blocked three ID laws. A state judge struck down Pennsylvania’s law earlier this year, determining that it discriminated against low-income and minority voters. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin’s from taking effect for this election, and last week, a state court declared Arkansas’ voter ID law unconstitutional. Lawsuits are currently pending against similar laws in North Carolina and Alabama, though they won’t be decided before the November elections.
People aren't making this stuff up or saying it for no reason, or cuz its the "year of the victim". Big problem is people who don't live in these situations, or have never experienced them seem to have this idea that they know what's going on when in reality they're ignorant to many aspects of the situation.
"Why don't they just...." isn't as simple as you make it out to be.
I only hope that you keep asking questions so maybe you can absorb some of this info getting thrown at you. I'm not mad at how you feel or your view, I'd just like to help you see a different POV.Edited by RIP sleazyy - 9/8/15 at 8:18am