Originally Posted by MrG
I agree there are things that can be done to fix the system, and we really ought to be doing them. Still, failures on election day by poll workers are not the same as systemic suppression, and my complaint was over whining about the former being the same as the latter.
What? I'm talking about breakdowns and mistakes on voting day. Things go wrong, even under the best of circumstances. If the rules are onerous, let's look at changing them, but poll workers' errors are not tantamount to intentional, targeted voter suppression.
Poll workers' errors and systemic breakdowns are the inevitable result of overly complex and newly changed voting requirements instituted by Republicans to "fix" a virtually non-existent problem, as many have repeated ad-nauseum. If you get tired of hearing about it, advocate for the repeal of the stupid patchwork of politically instituted voting laws instead of posting shit on bookface.
Originally Posted by musicmax
The point is that said wallet is not needed.
Oh, and most other nations have voter ID laws or some other methods in place to prevent voter fraud (remember the pictures of ink-dipped fingers in Iraq?).
Wallet needed: it conains my voter registration card (and that's enough to vote in the just-completed election, thanks to emergency court intervention) and/or it contains my photo ID. Show the ID if you don't have my card and you can vote in my precinct before I get there. What are the chances of that happening? Ink dipped fingers would work too. Lots of ways to do this, but necessity of current photo ID to vote, when registration card has always worked in the past, is an impediment for old and poor people who don't keep up with "valid" photo ID's, believe it or not.