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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. 

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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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