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Why not a campaign to make it easier for people to get ID? - Input Junkie
August 15th, 2013
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Why not a campaign to make it easier for people to get ID?
I've been watching the voter ID controversy, and I find it entirely plausible that some people are facing serious barriers to getting ID, even though they're theoretically an entitled to it as the people who do have it.

This isn't just about voting-- lack of ID can limit people's lives in a lot of ways.

A campaign could range from charities to raise money for fees to logistical help with getting ID to working to make ID acquisition more accessible (lower fees, more centers).

Thoughts?

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From:heron61
Date:August 15th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
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There is effectively no voter fraud in the US, and everyone who isn't deluded or an extreme fanatic knows this. Voter ID laws are quite clearly designed to make it more difficult for various groups (primarily minorities and the poor) to vote, and thus the people in favor of them have no interest in making it easier for people to get ID.
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From:fidelioscabinet
Date:August 16th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
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There are, in several different places, campaigns along these lines. I know people involved as volunteers in one here in Nashville.
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From:nancylebov
Date:August 16th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. Names of the campaigns?
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