Democrat accuses Republicans of trying to disenfranchise voters
The motivation is political — a cynical effort to restrict voting by traditionally Democratic-leaning Americans. In more than 30 states, GOP legislators are on the move, from a sweeping rewrite of Florida's election laws to new rules for photo identification in Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina and more than 20 other states.
As a result, 11% of Americans —21 million citizens of voting age who lack proper photo identification — could be turned away on Election Day. And these people tend to be most highly concentrated among people of color, the poor, the young and the old. . . .
People get IDs if they have a reason to get one. If they want to drive, they get a driver's license. If they want to vote, they can get some type of state or Federal issued photo ID. If the cost of the ID is $20 or $25, it hardly seems like that it is much of a burden, but states even go beyond that and will pay for the IDs for those who can't afford this small fee. If people don't get an ID, they likely didn't want to vote. Here is the irony, Dems demand a free ID because anything else would deny people the option to vote. Yet, these same people have no problem allowing much, much larger fees before people can own a gun.