Most poor people are white… where? Everywhere? I don’t think so, not even close. I get your point, but you didn’t think this thru.

Not sure what I didn’t think though. Voter ID laws are by state, not smaller jurisdictions like congressional districts, counties, or towns. Smaller districts may of course, in certain circumstances, have most of their poor (defined as the lowest earnings quintile) be of a minority race. But in the majority of states, if not all, the majority of low income residents will be white, even though minority races are overrepresented on a percentage basis within that lower quintile.

and I consider it a cost of freedom.

Fair enough, but you’re one person. In general, politicians, esp at the local level, shy away from raising taxes, since you’re getting your money from either sales or property taxes. Raising taxes is generally considered a good way to shorten your political career.

Putting it another way, the most rational explanation for curtailing early voting is economic. And if a politician tells you that it’s economic, you better have damn good evidence that he or she is lying to you before you start throwing scurrilous charges of “racism” around.

These arguments do not sway me.. nor should they others.

Well, I have yet to see a fact-based proof that ANY of these measures were taken to disenfranchise voters. It has become Holy Writ on the left that the right is doing them to disenfranchise, but convincing proof is never offered.

There is a real problem when adults start reasoning backwards (e.g., looking at the outcome of a policy, and then then inferring the motivation behind the policy from that outcome. A fairly major cart-horse problem, in that way of “thinking”.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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