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  •  Here's why... (1+ / 0-)
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    Not just a photo ID, a government-issued photo ID with your current address on it. So, to take a very real and impending example, say you're a college student in Indiana, with a valid driver's license that doesn't show your dorm as your address. (Many college students don't get a new driver's license every time they switch dorms or move into a new apartment, of course). You have a valid photo ID from the college, other ID showing your current address.

    You can't vote.

    Estimates are that 19% of 18-29 year olds wouldn't be able to vote under this law. That's ONE IN FIVE, when they couldn't find a single case of voter impersonation.

    •  Excellent point. (0+ / 0-)

      Who moves frequently and doesn't always get a new photo ID? Students, definitely, and also the working poor. I work in a non-wealthy scool district, and many of my students change residences regularly, often living in an apartment, but when Dad gets laid off, they move in with various family members. These are mostly working-class minorities, i.e. people likely to vote Democratic in my area.

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