But you can't deny that there is blatant evidence that many of these schemes are put forward by people who have made comments to the fact that it will cut out the voters who aren't going to vote for their party, and they are proposing them without any sort of system to make it easier to get an ID.
Especially because there are plenty of states where the nearest ID office can be faraway (especially if you can't drive) and have limited hours (hard if you work a rigid schedule) and long waits.
Hard to say where I stand. On one hand, I don't think it is unreasonable to prove who you are to vote (always weird when I vote here and literally provide nothing), but I can't abide by requirements that are politically motivated and don't have any provisions for helping people get IDs. I am also wary of something like a National ID card (papers please), but I admit that somewhere like Estonia has elections that are vastly simplified partly because of that card (you can use the card in a reader to vote remotely).
If you want to require voter ID and aren't being political about it...you would make the requirement apply to something far away like the *next* presidential election, and you would spend the interim time making sure everyone who is already registered to vote is able to vote (and figuring out how to not hold up future registrations). It would be a lot of manpower, but maybe have ID printers at polling places that print a vote-only ID (basically a one time opportunity to get an ID with only the same requirements as a normal vote...won't do anything for the current election, but would stop any oddities 4 years from now). Set up a printer in a truck and send it around to people at scheduled times?