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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Voting

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It is more difficult to get ID in the U.S. than it should be. 


Why is the solution to "the process of obtaining an ID is too cumbersome" "we shouldn't require IDs" instead of "we should make IDs less inconvenient to obtain"?

A few reasons:

  • voter ID's are a canard, their entire conception and purpose is voter suppression
  • the size of the problem is infinitesimally small
  • the cost of doing massive ID administration infrastructure expansion seems awfully silly compared to preventing 1 or 2 illegitimate votes.

I understand the logic but I'm still frustrated by it.

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