I’m not as up on this topic as most Freepers,and I have one question.
How do IDs prevent low income people and minorities from voting? Are they stupid? Are the IDs very expensive?
They dont prevent them from voting. they prevent them from cheating and that is why the dems are against them..
yes to the first question Brad
and No, to the second question.
My question is, how do low income people get food stamps or other types of aid. Can I get food stamps? My name is Barack Obama. Yes, I am a 62 year old blond woman. Really it is me. Sorry, no ID.
2. Apparently so.
I can relate an experience with my oldest son, who is mildly mentally impaired. Recently he lost his SS card, went down to SS office to get another one. He had his birth certificate with him, but no picture ID. He was told he needed something with a picture Id with his birth day and something with his SS# on it in order to get a new card. He can’t get a State ID without his SS card- he had lost, misplaced, had his State ID’s stolen over the years. He wanted to get another State ID. However, there is a limit on how many State ID’s you can get and SS cards you can get over your life time. SS card is 10 max.
Long story, but the guy at SS office said I have his printout showing all his information; his Aunt said, can you give that to us so we can take down to DMV- he said no, we use to do that but folks were never going to DMV. They would take the printout and sell it and make fake ID’s.
He finally did get his SS card after he took his bus ID card down to SS office.
For homeless folks, mentally impaired, people who move a lot(my son, who gets taken advantage of due to his SSDI money), they tend to get their ID’s, SS cards, Birth certificates stolen, lost, a lot.
I never had a clear picture of what they go through to get an ID until it happened with my son.
Actually, that doesn't matter -- even if they cost two cents, it would be a poll tax and thus unconstitutional. There would have to be at least one free-of-charge option.
I do know of one state that passed this law to require ID to be able to vote, also created a program to provide a picture ID to those who needed them free of charge.
The courts still ruled the law unconstitutional.