I am amazed when I am NOT asked to show ID when I go to vote. I could register a fake name in every precint and go vote all over the place. I have no problem with this concept. And I don't buy the claim that it will hurt Democrats.
The border fence issue seems to be a political ploy since they want to approve the building of a 700 mile long fence- but do not want to appropriate any money to spend on actually building it. An election year promise that fades after the votes are counted I think.But Democrats assailed the legislation, saying it could hurt minorities, the poor and the elderly - groups that tend to vote Democratic - who might have trouble producing a photo identification.
"This bill is tantamount to a 21st century poll tax," said Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md. "It will disenfranchise large number of legal voters."