Any day now Republicans in the General Assembly will introduce legislation to require voters to present a photo ID at the polls before they are allowed to cast their ballot. The proposal is part of the GOP's 100 day agenda for the session and the 100 days are winding down.
Despite the claims otherwise, the voter ID legislation has nothing to do with improving the elections process. It's just the opposite, a cynical proposal to make it more difficult for some people to vote because most of the people affected by the additional barriers at the polls are not likely to support the folks currently in power in the General Assembly.
There are constitutional, moral, financial and logistical reasons why a restrictive voter ID law is horrible public policy and Republicans have been having a fit privately trying to address some of the objections before they unveil their proposal.
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