Why are liberals against voter ID?
It seems weird that anyone would not have an ID. Its easy to get one and its very low priced. You need one for banking and all kinds of things. Without one there can be rampant fraud as anyone can claim to be a voter.
- David B.Lv 71 year agoFavourite answer
They claim that it will disenfranchise minorities which is a load of crap. Georgia passed a voter ID law in 2010. The turnout in elections by minorities has actually increased ever since.
- joedlhLv 71 year ago
When I registered to vote in New York, my signature on the voting roles became my identity check. Voter ID laws are part of a systematic attempt by Republicans to suppress the votes of those who tend not to vote Republican. It goes along with partisan gerrymandering, restricting voter registration, and relocating polling places far from poor people so that it will be more difficult for them to vote.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 year ago
First, because with a voter ID requirement, there can be more fraud, because checking ID takes away resources that could be used for preventing fraud.
Second, they have ID, but not voter ID. Voter ID is not low priced everywhere. Many of those who can't vote because they don't have a voter ID got an ID for free, and can use it "for banking and all kinds of things" -- but can't use it to vote because their state doesn't allow the free ID to be used for voting and requires a separate ID just to vote.
Third, because a voter ID requirement for in-person voting at polling places cannot significantly reduce fraud, because nearly all vote fraud occurs by mail or absentee ballot.
- PlogstiesLv 71 year ago
To me the reason is obvious.
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- ndmagicmanLv 71 year ago
They are not. If fact almost all states already have some kind of voter ID laws in place.
What we are against is mandatory government issued photo ID laws that you require people to travel to and pay for. This is akin to a poll tax and is illegal.
- 1 year ago
It would expose the 2+ million illegal votes they get every 4 years
- Anonymous1 year ago
I think America should have a single national ID that serves as your driver's license, proof of voting eligibility, passport, etc.
- Anonymous1 year ago
I am for free voter ID for all American over 18. Make Election Day a Holiday!
- KevinLv 61 year ago
It hinders the cemetery voters.
- Andy CLv 71 year ago
When your leaders lead by way of fear, all you know is what they tell you that the other side hates.