Voter ID Laws Amount to Unconstitutional Poll Taxes

With all the uproar about voter ID laws passed by conservative lawmakers, probably to suppress the minority vote, the assertions by progressives and liberals and such about why they should be defeated surprise me. These are principally that it places a hardship on the poor, the elderly, and others who might find it difficult to obtain the ID documents required by the laws. While this is generally true, to my mind it is not the best argument against such laws. All forms of ID required, to the best of my knowledge, involve the spending of considerable sums to obtain them. To me, a non-lawyer, this amounts to a poll tax, and is therefore unconstitutional. In my opinion, it’s as simple as that.

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