So why is the ID check really needed?
Conservatives: Voter ID is needed because voter fraud.
That is literally their reason, I haven't heard any reason given (other than outright admissions of voter supprression) besides that.
On the surface, voter ID sounds reasonable, but the problem is that it tends to disadvantage the poor and minorities and on top of that, voter suppression has been used in the past. So, really, the problem is a lack of trust on the part of activists, liberals, and minorities due to the past history and the fact that studies haven't proven the 'widespread fraud in the thousands or hundreds of thousands' that Republicans claim but have yet to provide concrete proof of.
Remember the voting fraud commission that Trump made and disbanded? They couldn't even find the proof they were looking for and were actually planning on cherrypicking or possibly even manufacturing their own data to back Trumps claims.
Edited by smjjames, 16 October 2018 - 08:16 AM.