Yet More Republican Voter Suppression
by Chris Bowers, Tue Oct 25, 2005 at 07:28:11 AM EDT
The documents required by REAL ID to secure a driver's license include a birth certificate, passport or naturalization papers, a photo identity document, and proof of Social Security number.
Obtaining such documents can be difficult, even for those not displaced by the devastation of a hurricane.
For all these reasons, I have come to the conclusion that for some, a requirement for photo identification constitutes nothing short of a modern day poll tax.This is the main reason why I never understood those who believed that it was possible to pass good election reform legislation at the federal level with the current makeup of Congress. In the last thirty years, when have Republicans in D.C. ever worked to help improve voting access for minorities? I don't want this Congress getting anywhere near election reform legislation. Hell, they can't pass an anti-immigration law without throwing in a provision to suppress the vote.
Anyway, Dsachle will be at Think Progress posting comments in a few minutes. I'm sure the junkies at MyDD would be interested to see if he will comment on this story about his possible White House aspirations.