Since President Obama was elected, nearly a dozen state passed laws requiring governmental identification cards to vote. These various states include Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
Altogether, we read, these states control almost half the electoral votes needed for victory in November. It’s estimated that perhaps one in ten adult citizens in these particular states lack the necessary photo IDs.
The segments of the electorate likely to vote Democratic — e.g. African Americans, Hispanic and the elderly, in general — may be the most excluded proportionally. This circumstance should embarrass the ardent proponents of participatory government among us.