The explanation/excuse for voter ID shifts
In case you missed it over the weekend, even North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis now admits that the problem of voter fraud is illusory. According to Tillis, the reason we need to implement his controversial proposal to mandate photo ID for voting (and thereby threaten the franchise of thousands of citizens) is comfort.
Tillis told an MSNBC host that a voter ID law ”would make nearly three-quarters of the population more comfortable and more confident when they go to the polls.”
Well, bless their hearts. We certainly wouldn’t want people to be uncomfortable while they’re casting an absentee ballot from their yacht in Monte Carlo — even if it means an 85 year-old in small town North Carolina has to catch a bus and pay money from her meager food budget to get a new birth certificate and state ID so that she can convince the people whe’s been voting with for decades that she is who she says she is.