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  •  I think resisting voter ID may be a mistake (2+ / 0-)
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    TDDVandy, splintersawry

    Even if the perception of fraud is way overblown, it doesn't make Democrats look good if they fight against it.  Many people I know who are not even close to being Republicans are OK with some kind of voter ID.  I would rather devote resources into removing barriers from obtaining such IDs that currently exist. such as charging a fee or requiring a visit to the DMV even if you don't drive.  

    •  That's the thing about voter ID (3+ / 0-)
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      Be Skeptical, splintersawry, Ahianne

      It sounds like such an obvious idea.  By itself, requiring photo ID to vote is not at all offensive and in fact sounds like a really good idea.

      Honestly, the better track for Democrats to take is to go along with the voter ID laws but just make sure that every voter has the proper ID.  This will help people in other ways as well: try cashing a check if you don't have photo ID, for example.

      29, white male, TX-07 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 01:57:15 PM PST

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    •  We should propose a national ID be created (0+ / 0-)

      that every citizen has a right to have to ensure their right to vote even if they do not drive--it would be a great idea, because the Tea Partiers would be terrified of it.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 03:57:21 PM PST

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