CrissyAlwaysSunny wrote:ID for a bitcoin but not to vote.
That's correct. The U.S. requires identification for all banking transactions. As any country holding the world's reserve currency should.
There's only one reason to enact laws that make voting more difficult. That reason is to suppress a vote that statistics show would be unfavorable to your Party's candidates.
If I can obtain a drivers license, trade stock, exchange currency's, buy a retired army tank and perfectly able to live off the grid (as many anti-government paramilitary types do in this country) without a photo ID, I should damn well be able to exercise my American citizen vote without proving I am who I say I am with a photo ID.
The same proof required to obtain a photo ID, should damn well be good enough to prove my eligibility to vote. I shouldn't have to show proof of a government approved ID that uses that same proof of my voting eligibility. to issue that government approved photo ID.
People in this country should be encouraged to exercise their voting rights. Not suppressed.