“One last response to all of you who think older people are all locked up in their houses and only come out to vote. They, like all of us, require medical care. If they are 65 or older they have Medicare or maybe Medicaid. They have to have an ID, a social security card or something to get into these programs. Your arguments are empty and without metit.”
FRCsaGoodDEM on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:41:21
“The new tea party unconstitutional laws are so draconian they cannot stand. People are not allowed to use the I.D's they have used for years. The anti-vote people have made new rules. College students can no longer use their school I.D's, Seniors cannot use their Social Security card, Many cannot use their birth certificate because it has a different name than their married name, some colleges no longer have voting booths on campus, and some students do not have cars, stopping 'souls to the polls' which was the only way they could vote, and so much more. So Soy your arguments are empty and with merit/metit.
“Nothing in this thread, not one reason why someone who is a U.S. citizen can't or doesn't have an ID that could be used for voting. Why would millions be turned away? Can anyone think of anyone they know in the US who is a citizen who doesn't have an ID? I can't and I know lots of people at all economic levels. I think the argument is just a red herring. Who can't vote? Please drop the name calling and finger pointing and address the question. Who cannot get an ID in the U.S. if they are a citizen. You must have one to function, even if on welfare or disabled.”
exitar01 on Aug 27, 2013 at 15:32:18
“A dullards argument. The argument o someone who has not followed the topic.
If you are 93, and there are many who are under that age who have voted for decades in EVERY election will now be denied that right because they don't have the necessary documentation to get ID. Like a birth certificate.”
Autora on Aug 27, 2013 at 15:14:20
“No, you don't have to have one to function. If you're an elderly person who doesn't drive and rarely leaves the house, and whose living expenses are put into an account with direct deposit, there's no reason why you'd have a photo ID. Getting one can be a real hassle, too, if the closest DMV is a long way away and someone has to take you and wait with you while you're on line.
The real question is not why can't you get one-- it's why do you need one. They weren't required before and the system worked just fine.
As for finger pointing, if you want to give me the name of a single democrat who has also advocated strict voter ID laws, go ahead. I don't think you can.”
“How is it about voter suppression. No cliches, facts please. You can't function in modern society unless you have an ID.”
Autora on Aug 27, 2013 at 15:30:48
“Yes, you can, and millions do. You are assuming that everyone drives a car, looks young enough to get carded if they want to purchase something age restricted, and so on. You haven't looked at the demographics of the nation's population any time recently, it's obvious.”
Daschenk on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:07:38
“Most of those facets involve activities that can be done practically every day, giving ample time and opportunity to get an ID.
Voting happens once a year, or once every 4 years, and making it harder for millions to vote is unacceptable. A law that could potentially turn many, many voters away from the polls on election day is not advisable.”
roald on Aug 27, 2013 at 09:24:05
“Not everyone has an ID or can get one and do manage to function in modern society. Fact.
The current system works; voter fraud is insignificant. Fact.
The people who cannot get IDs, cannot get to the polls during the reduced hours and locations tend to vote Democratic. Fact.
Your turn, demonstrate the need for a change. No cliches, facts please.”
“What strict voter ID requirements? In this country and in all 50-states you need an ID to buy an alcoholic beverage, enter a bar, buy cigarettes, cash a check, apply for a credit card, open a bank account, buy property, receive medical care, buy insurance, get a licence, drive a car, get a job, the list goes on and on. Why is it so difficult for someone to get and show an ID to vote?”
ivotedabsentee on Sep 3, 2013 at 14:26:03
“"...in all 50-states you need an ID to buy an alcoholic beverage, enter a bar, buy cigarettes..."
That simply is not true across all fifty states and to people of all ages.”
Daschenk on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:05:17
“The things you mentioned can be done practically every day in the year.
Voting only happens a once a year, or once every 4 years. There is no good justification for turning millions of voters away from the polls, especially not any "Too Bad's"”
RIConservative on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:12:05
“Only people who support illegal votes oppose voter ID.”
roald on Aug 27, 2013 at 09:20:04
“Why don't you do some research to find the answer to your questions. The information is out there.”