Should you need an ID to get a driver's license AND to vote?

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Should voters be required to show a photo ID?

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  1. healthmyths
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    More than 24 million voter-registration records in the United States— about one in eight — are inaccurate, out-of-date or duplicates. Nearly 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and perhaps 1.8 million registered voters are dead.

    So should states require a photo ID to vote?
     
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    Not unless the stat is going to supply it absolutely free of charge. Otherwise, it's effectively a poll tax.
     
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    When my boy got his driver's license, he was was also registered to vote. You can do both at once here in Oregon.

    Of course he can't vote until Nov, but he is registered. That bothered me a lot and he had to show me the stub.
     
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    And I suppose you want free transportation to get it, free makeup to make you look better, etc??

    Hell.. why not free passports too??
     
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    Did you ever stop to wonder how they know 1.8 million registered voters are dead?

    And if they know this, don't you think it would be a helluva lot smarter to just clean those dead people off the registered voters' lists?
     
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    And listen to you whine about purging the rolls?
     
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    Because travel isn't a right. Voting is.

    And yes, the state would also have to absorb any costs associated with logistics.
     
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    Why would I whine about deleting dead people?

    The only whining I hear is bitching and moaning about a problem that does not exist. Every single "voter ID" argument is easily solved by fixing voter registration and does not require new entities.

    Keep It Simple, Stupid.
     
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    It would be smartest to remove the dead people from the list and require a photo ID.

    Because the ID would prevent people from possibly voting in multiple locations, and any illegal aliens trying to vote.
     
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    Except for that pesky fact that Liberal run States are allowing illegals to get drivers licenses.
     

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