LET'S HAVE A WAR  1:40 pm July 19, 2012

Old-Hat Wars On Women, Voting, Given Snazzy Update With New GOP War On Math

by Kris E. Benson

voting is a privilege, not a rightThere is much to say about the current state of the GOP, but let no one say that they are not adept at multitasking. Waging a war on women AND on voting is probably not easy, but here they are, imposing all kinds of restrictions on abortion as well as new laws in ten states that require voters to show certain kinds of ID. So if you are an old lady and your certificate of live birth birth certificate has your maiden name and you are too old to drive so you don’t have a driver license, you can give up on voting unless, of course, you can get someone to schlep you out to the ID office on one of the FOUR DAYS it is open this year. (Also, the ID office may be 100 miles away, but apparently that’s OK because rural poor people are “used to driving long distances.”) Oh and also! The wars on women and voting are going so well that it looks like there might be a war on math looming on the horizon, because according to the Heritage Foundation, three equals two and $25 equals $0.

[A] Brennan Center report found nearly half a million eligible voters in the 10 states do not have access to a vehicle and live more than 10 miles from their nearest state ID-issuing office.

In some areas, the offices that issue IDs maintain limited business hours. Rural areas in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas are served by part-time ID offices. And in an extreme example, the researchers found the office in Sauk City, Wis., is open only on the fifth Wednesday of any month. That would limit the office to being open just four days this year.

…Birth certificates can cost between $8 and $25. Marriage licenses, required in some states for married women whose birth certificates include a maiden name, can cost between $8 and $20. “By comparison, the notorious poll tax — outlawed during the civil rights era — cost $10.64 in current dollars,” the report states.

In the Texas case, a judge on the panel suggested the law would force some people to travel more than 100 miles to get the documents required for a photo identification.

John Hughes, the state’s attorney in the case, said Texans in rural areas are used to driving long distances. “People who want to vote already have an ID or can easily get it,” he said.

Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said … the “indirect costs” associated with obtaining a voter ID, including transportation, are no different “than having to get a ride to go and register to vote.”

As it turns out, getting a ride to two different places (the place where you register to vote and the place where you vote) is EXACTLY THE SAME as getting a ride to THREE different places (the place where you drive up to 100 miles on one of the four days it’s open this year, the place where you register to vote, and the place where you vote). Also too, not paying any money to get ID to vote is the same as paying $8-$25 to get voter ID documentation you’d otherwise have no need for. Therefore, 2 = 3 and $8-$25 = $0. No wonder math is hard!

[Washington Post]

 
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UnholyMoses July 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

"Hans von Spakovsky … "

Um … why is that fuck not in jail?

Callyson July 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

"…investigated for violating civil service laws in making hiring decisions based on political affiliation."

Perfect fit for the Heritage Foundation, isn't he?

BaldarTFlagass July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

He should be jailed just upon the basis of having that foreign name.

va_real July 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Why? Is it Messican? Or Ay-rab?

Generation[redacted] July 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Spankovsky hails from Spanksylvania.

va_real July 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Someone deserves a spanking for that one!

rickmaci July 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

You know who else thought that being forced into transportation you didn't want to use was no different "than having to get a ride to go and register to vote.”

anniegetyerfun July 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

My elementary school bus driver?

MLHencken July 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Voter suppression? What voter suppression?

actor212 July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

In Russia, vote suppresses you.

Generation[redacted] July 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

They held a vote and decided there was no voter suppression.

actor212 July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

It was unanimous, too.

Dashboard Buddha July 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

How the hell can these evil fucks be stopped?

Callyson July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Well, we can all go out and vote…oh, um, er…

Well, we can turn to the courts…uh, well…

We're screwed…

sullivanst July 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I'll bring the pitchforks if you bring the torches.

GhostBuggy July 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

And I'll bring the A-1 sauce!

va_real July 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Maybe we go to Indiegogo & fundraise for a bus to schlep these folks around to the places they need to go & for the fees required?

ChernobylSoup July 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Death panels.

SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

That Robespierre, he was a great man with some good ideas for handling the 1%.

DemmeFatale July 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I want to know how these fucking fuckers sleep at night!

James Michael Curley July 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Self Righteous Indignation – works better for a Republican than Ambien. For the rest of us Cymbalta.

HamsterSandwich July 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

Listen, and understand. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

They are the Terminators!

Billmatic July 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

This war on voting is actually going to disenfranchise their own backwoods base. That's hilarious.

hagajim July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

That's what I was kinda thinking.

prommie July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Its kinda like when they go after welfare because they think only blahs get welfare.

BaldarTFlagass July 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

There's some voter fraud going on alright, but it's not the kind of voter fraud that the Republicans say they are fighting with this bullshit.

sezme July 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

If it's too far to drive, why don't they just take their helicopters?
-Cindy McCain

BaldarTFlagass July 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Or ride their horses?
-Ann Romney

sezme July 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Her horse only goes sideways. (The rich are different than you and me.)

Crank_Tango July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Horse drifting libel!

chicken_thief July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Or have one of their messican stable boys do it for them?
~ Lou Dobbs

sezme July 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Sorry, my fact-checkers have informed me that I misquoted Ms. McCain. What she actually said was, "In Arizona, the only way to get around the state is by small private plane.”
Apologies to the McCains and their team of aircraft professionals.

Crank_Tango July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Poor megs only travels by motorboat.

kittensdontlie July 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

"Or what's wrong with the top of a car"–Mittens

Callyson July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, said … the “indirect costs” associated with obtaining a voter ID, including transportation, are no different “than having to get a ride to go and register to vote.”

Um, having to get a ride to go and register to vote would be a HUGE hassle! The last time I had to register to vote I picked up a form at my DMV. Thank you, Motor Voter Law, and no thank you, wingnuts who want to make voting as hard as possible for "you people"…

Asshole.

hagajim July 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Spakovsky….isn't that some kind of Russian name? Fucking Commies.

Doktor Zoom July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

And remember, plenty of R's also want to repeal motor-voter laws, because they lead to too many undesirables on the rolls.

Billmatic July 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Look how profoundly gorgeous he is: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu

Callyson July 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Aaaand I won't be taking a masturbation break today…

johnnyzhivago July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Math is for liberal gay mexican communists!

emmelemm July 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm

And Arabs.

va_real July 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Today we are all Arabic numerals…

HempDogbane July 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Frida !

BaldarTFlagass July 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

"half a million eligible voters in the 10 states do not have access to a vehicle"

"Texans in rural areas are used to driving long distances."

Except, of course, the ones without access to a vehicle.

Billmatic July 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

They can teleport because of their faith in God, it's nbd

DemmeFatale July 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Ha, ha, ha!
"Texans in rural areas!"
Are you assholes SURE you don't want them to vote?

anniegetyerfun July 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

What if they are Messican Americans? Then not so much.

ChernobylSoup July 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

You people have been given all the voting opportunities you need.

randcoolcatdaddy July 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Good one – I can't give it enough thumbs up.

Callyson July 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

…according to the Heritage Foundation, three equals two and $25 equals $0…not paying any money to get ID to vote is the same as paying $8-$25 to get voter ID documentation you’d otherwise have no need for. Therefore, 2 = 3 and $8-$25 = $0.

Well, now I know where Enron's accountants ended up getting jobs…

Goonemeritus July 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

You know I’ve heard of other historical examples of two front wars and they rarely work out well.

actor212 July 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Let "you people" walk.

mirrorballdc July 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

So basically only Miss Daisy wouldn't be inconvenienced by this?

Antispandex July 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

If you keep thinking about it, it will only cause more confusion. Best to just trust them. I mean, who's looking out for America? That's right! The people who know, for a fact, that iit is just best if you don't worry yourself sick over voting. Trust them! They know what they are doing.

chicken_thief July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Hey, Bain Capital did pretty well, I hear.

ManchuCandidate July 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Black/Brown Math not White Math.

White Math is good.

cheaphits July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Looks like internet voting won't be happening anytime soon.

If it does, can Wonkette be a polling place?

actor212 July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

There would be too many write ins for Dick Hertz

HempDogbane July 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

It was already, when Wonketeers voted for Elwyn Tinklenberg.

CthuNHu July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Sheesh, getting photo ID is as easy as π (which may be rounded down to 2, but is actually exactly 1.8).

SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Oh come on, Heritage Foundation, say what you mean; "the people these costs will prevent from voting are the ones we don't want to vote."

Fuck one of the evil Republican state legislators here admitted it when they passed their Jim Crow law and said "this might win Pennsylvania for Mitt Romney!"

bikerlaureate July 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm
SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I couldn't remember the exact quote; yeah the real one is even worse, and more transparent that they know this is all about fixing the election and subverting democracy, and just don't care. They truly are evil shitbags.

BaldarTFlagass July 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

"Well, if those people don't have the wherewithal to buy a car, we don't think they are the kind of people we really want voting anyway."

Goonemeritus July 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

All snark aside if Holder can’t stop this it will fall on a new coalition grassroots activism and churches to re-register these citizens.

chicken_thief July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Unless they pass Rick Scott like penalties for any transgression while assisting with registering voters. Florida rocks!!!

Goonemeritus July 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Let’s see him try to arrest ministers of black churches for doing this work.

James Michael Curley July 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Even in NJ which beat back a restrictive 'Voter ID' law in 2010 permitted the acquiescence to a law which prohibits any person transporting more than 10 voter registration applications (filled out I hope because I usually have a couple dozen blank ones in my brief case). They also made the process whereby one can help with the application for an absentee ballot and the filing/posting of the completed absentee ballot more difficult.

THE ONLY OCCURRENCE OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE BALLOT FRAUD IN NJ WHICH RESULTED IN A TRIAL AND CONVICTION OCCURRED WHEN A FEW MEMBERS OF NIXON'S CAMPAIGN IN 1960 WERE CHARGED AND FOUND GUILTY..

Antispandex July 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Well, I too believe stiff penalties would be in line for anyone caught helping someone legally vote. It's only right, when they think about it.

sezme July 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Acorn libel!

prommie July 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Yes, and they could call this activist group "Acorn," because its a seed from which a mighty tree will grow, until some pimply dorkass dweeb fraudulently edits a sting video, and then congress will destroy it in a right-wing spasm of racist hate.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

"right-wing spasm of racist hate". The place Republithugs call home.

fartknocker July 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

This post reminds me why I hate Rick "Goat Fucker" Perry. Thanks Wonkette for elevating my blood pressure.

Billmatic July 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Surely there's more than one reason.

Come here a minute July 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Just get your chauffeur to fire up the Bentley. What's the problem?

Estproph July 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

"And in an extreme example, the researchers found the office in Sauk City, Wis., is open only on the fifth Wednesday of any month."

They're busy on February 30th.

Oblios_Cap July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

They only need to be open on the 6th Thursday of every Octember.

Fare la Volpe July 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

And they're closed every other Katilsday — national holiday, you know.

BaldarTFlagass July 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I think they should change the photo ID law a little bit, and you actually surrender your ID permanently each time you vote. If your "ID" has a picture of Andrew Jackson on it, you get one vote. If it has a picture of Ulysses Grant, you get three votes. If it has a picture of Benjamin Franklin, you get seven votes. Seems fair to me.

LesBontemps July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I'm looking more like George Washington every day.

Fare la Volpe July 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I'm lucky to get even one of those smaller Washington portraits. I do have a ton of tiny Lincolns though.

Jennyjen798 July 21, 2012 at 8:46 am

Mama says Ben Franklin is the devil…

FakaktaSouth July 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Aight, so see, what we gotta do now is figure out how we can take all of this, and flip it somehow so that these assholes run away from their policy like it's full of healthy food they should eat. As many Heritage Foundation ideals that have been taken up and roundly loved and then mocked as soon as the black guy touches it (looking at you healthcare mandate) If PresO will somehow jump on the voter fraud thing these folks will act like they don't even know what ID is.

BoroPrimorac July 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Well, we know how much they love the IRS and the census board. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have any problems with a national ID card.

mavenmaven July 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

"We've explained enough to "those people", who now can't vote anyway. "

OldWhiteLies July 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

OK, so the number of 5th Wednesdays in a leap year … … carry the Spakovsky and … … radius of a wingtard's head is … … oh shit, I forgot to divide up here [taps upstream in equation] by the HF senior fellow factor … …

Right then. The answer is, [scribble, scribble], oh, well DUH, shoulda seen that coming … LO&PRF*

*Lib Oldz and Poorz are Fucked.

IncenseDebate July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Oh, so YOU PEOPLE want to vote too?

poorgradstudent July 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Maybe the UN should monitor our elections from now on.

Extemporanus July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

It was my understanding that there would be no voting.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

That's the robo callers say when they call me.

SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Or, "Remember to go out and vote on Wednesday!"

widestanceromance July 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Math is included in Step 2, just before Step 3: Profit.

LesBontemps July 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Rural areas in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas are served by part-time ID offices.

Wait, maybe we should re-think this thing …

va_real July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Yes, in the rural south you're more likely to find the former sharecropping families. Don't want them blahs voting…

chascates July 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Just getting rid of ACORN wasn't nearly enough. There will be Engish-only ballots, posters stating you must have all tickets or taxes paid before you can vote, and an all-out attempt to suppress traditional Democratic voters: people of color, students, and the elderly.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I don't think that paying taxes before you vote is something that the Republithugs like Rmoney would go for.

bonghitforjesus July 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

On the bright side, no one individual's vote means shit in a presidential election anyway, so really they are only disenfranchising poor/old/rural folks from exercising their right to pretend to pick their new dear leader. Isn't that some comfort?

sezme July 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

As long as the disenfranchised can be named to the Supreme Court, they still have a chance of picking the President, though, right?

bonghitforjesus July 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Of course! They can always apply for Fox's new reality show- America's Next Supreme Court Justice!

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Not in swing states. But here in the Dust Bowl? They could just cold bar anyone registered as a Democrat from voting. No one would give a shit.

SmutBoffin July 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

As long as the Axiom of Choice is just that, an axiom, Republicans really CAN claim that $25 < $8 < $0 or whatever. Most people would think that the A.o.C. is "obvious", but these are Republicans we're talking about…

WONKET HTML WHY YOU HATE MATH

zumpie July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

No snark – we have NONE of these problems in Oregon. Why? We vote exclusively by mail. We've done so since 1998 for all elections and since 1981 for local elections. It enjoys overwhelming, bi-partisan support (85% of Dems, 76% of Puggies).

You can't even describe the stamp we need to place on the envelope as a "poll tax" because there are ballot drop boxes all over the place. The rest of the country might like to follow suit.

IncenseDebate July 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Stop with your logic and fairness. You're making us feel worse.

IncenseDebate July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Technically all it takes is a bunch of confused olds in Palm Beach County, FL, and 5 votes on teh Supreme Court.

zumpie July 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Sorry, I'll now rub salt in the wound. It's also cheaper and (obviously) more efficient.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Red staters can only wish.

SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm

But that makes it too easy to vote! Here in Pennsylvania, you need extensive proof you can't make it to your local precinct in order to qualify for an absentee ballot. That especially prevents college students from voting in their home districts, while the new voter ID laws prevent many of them, particularly out of state students, from voting where they go to school. They're managing to effectively invalidate the 26th Amendment, along with the 24th.

HistoriCat July 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Suppressing votes is a proud tradition in this country – why do you hate America?

Blueb4sunrise July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Heh, heh, she said 'SAUK'.

JustPixelz July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

It's a de facto poll tax. Which is unconstitutional.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

The states could avoid this by indemnifying citizens for any costs associated with getting a voter ID. But that would cost money that millionaires need to re-decorate the stables for their dressage horses. ("Next on HGTV…")

It's also unseemly that these laws are all taking effect with the upcoming election. Tinkering with election rules like this should be deferred until after an intervening election lest people think the legislators are acting out of self-interest. Oh wait…

actor212 July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

("Next on HGTV…")

"Horse Crashers"?

prommie July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm

They should call it the William J. Brennan center, so people would know immediately that they are talking about the greatest New Jerseyan ever! Now I remember why I went to law school, him!

OneYieldRegular July 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I'm shocked and awed that of the 10 states that have passed these pre-election laws, all are in Republican hands, and nearly all of them have an absolutely stellar record of trying to deny the vote to minority groups.

Chow Yun Flat July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

If you are old, poor, lack transportation and have never needed an ID card then you shouldn't expect to vote.

Simple.

DustBowlBlues July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Barb isn't first commenter. Has my teasing caused her to restrain her itchy finger? I hope not. Come back, Barb. I wouldn't have teased if your funny comments didn't trump whatever I was about to type.

starfanglednut July 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I think she's busy with some guests from out of town.

va_real July 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

OT: For Wonketeers who were concerned about Nikki Haley's de-funding of SC Rape Crisis Centers:
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120718/PC

weejee July 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

They keep this up and the Rethugs may find they ae pushing the oldes and poors to employ the 2nd Amendment to enforce their right to vote.

MissTaken July 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

How quaint! A marriage certificate if your maiden name is listed on your birth certificate. Very helpful for women who got divorced but kept the husband's name for the sake of having the same name as her children. I bet that will disqualify that stupid whore, right Jim Crow? Yay!

Fare la Volpe July 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

But Jemima Crow is a job creator — methinks a syrupy Benjamin will grease the wheels of justice.

anniegetyerfun July 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

This isn't multitasking. It's two biddies, one stone.

SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Here is some good news on this front:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/second

A second judge has declared Wisconsin's voter ID law unconstitutional, further guaranteeing that the ID requirement will not be in place for elections this fall.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote Tuesday that the state's requirement that all voters show photo ID at the polls creates a "substantial impairment of the right to vote" guaranteed by the state constitution.

BoroPrimorac July 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Do you see this happening in Pennsylvania?

SorosBot July 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

No idea, sadly. The Justice Department should prevent these going through in the old Jim Crow states that require its approval for changes in voting law; but sadly in northern states like PA getting rid of voter suppression laws requires court intervention. And this is based on the WI Constitution; I don't know if PA has a similar provision to protect the right to vote.

Maman July 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Ironically, I just saw a piece on tv about a Florida woman who was declared dead by the state….. TWICE. But no worries. This isn't about voter supression.

James Michael Curley July 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Eric, I laid out here last week. Around August 1st you go full tilt boogie TRO in every state which has passed a 'Voter ID" law citing the 24th Amendment. Lower Court justices in the Federal Judicial Monolith will be hard pressed to rule against granting a TRO petitioned on the Constitution's Guarentee of an Enumerated Right. They will be forced to grant a hearing and with a little legalese the briefing schedule for the hearing will take you well into the First Week in October, in other words right when the Dancing Bears open their Home Series in DC. Oct. 1 to Nov. 1 is almost an impossibly short time period to get even a US Supreme Court briefing schedule together.

End result – Federal Court Orders restraining enforcement of the Voter ID laws on election day.

ttommyunger July 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

"Hans von Spakovsky", try to say that three times fast in a row with a Koch in your mouth.

moar_plz July 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

So I won't be able to vote as a dead illegal Messican this year? Damn.

LibertyLover July 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

I thought Karl Rove was the king of all math.

HamsterSandwich July 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

I'm an election officer here in Delaware. At our local polling place we have 8 to 10 officers on election and primary voting days; pretty much 50/50 Democrats and Republicans. When a citizen comes in to vote, they go to the desk that has the registered voter list and they announce their name. We find their name and ask them for ID, almost any kind of ID will do. If they don’t have any ID, we ask them their full address and phone number. If they can recite that accurately, we ask them how they got to the polling place. If they drove, we ask them to get their vehicle registration or insurance card. If somebody brought them, we ask for validation from that person. If they don’t have any form of ID at all, we ask a few questions about their neighborhood. The 8 or 10 of us can make a thoughtful and rational decision about their ID. I’ve been a voting official during five elections and primaries, and we have never denied a person the right to vote. We want people to vote; every eligible, registered voter.

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