Haley, Wilson, Harrell, and Bright all argued that photo IDs are required for a wide array of things, from signing up for Medicaid, to purchasing certain over-the-counter drugs. Making a photo ID a requirement of voting, they argued, should be no different.
"The will of the people was that we want to protect the integrity of the voting process," Haley said. "And if you have to show a picture ID to buy Sudafed, if you have to show a picture ID to get on a plane - you should have to show an ID to do that one thing that is so important to us, which is that right to vote."
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