- Does my choice to not drive mean that I am not a citizen and cannot vote?
- Does my choice to not drink mean that I cannot vote?
- If I never get called for jury duty or never get empaneled because I don't fit the lawyer's criteria, do I lose the right to vote?
If I am old and no longer need an ID, why should I be required to purchase one just because you have this fantasy that I am someone who might commit voter fraud? If I have no other reason to have an ID other than voting, then we are talking about a poll tax.
- Is getting old a reason to lose the right to vote?
- Is being blind or poor a reason to lose the right to vote?
- Is a legal name change a reason to lose the right to vote?
If I show up and my name is already checked off, then I have to prove who I am and vote provisionally ... if there was voter fraud happening, this would be prevalent. It isn't.
Real voter fraud is more than 1 extra vote.
- It's denying the vote to huge lists of people based on criteria that have nothing to do with a citizen's right to vote.
- It's denying the vote for lack of ID which many people have no use for.
- It's denying the vote to citizens in certain categories that you wish to disenfranchise.
- It's denying the vote to classes of people who would vote for your opponent.
Why should I have to prove my identity, anyway? Are you saying that I am not a citizen if I do not have an ID?
What you should be demanding is that no one votes twice, like the "dip the finger in ink" trick. What you are actually demanding is that a large number of people not be allowed to vote at all.
That is wrong.