The Texas State Senate is holding hearings today on whether Texas voters should be required to present a government issued photo ID along with their voter registration card in order to cast a ballot. Republicans, who are pushing the initiative, argue that this places no extra burden on the voter, and cuts down significantly on the possibility of voter fraud. Democrats, who see this as an attempt to cut down on their favorite tactic of vote manufacturing (using illegal immigrants and others who are not legally qualified voters to cast ballots) call this an attack on the civil rights of minorities, the elderly, and the disabled.
I can't imagine a scenario where a person can legitimately not have a government issued photo ID. It doesn't have to be a driver's license. How does someone function in today's society without one? How does it infringe on someone's rights to ask that they show it prior to voting?
The answer is, it doesn't.
Democrats all over the country loudly proclaim that all votes should be counted. They routinely bash Republicans for voter fraud, voter intimidation, and other tactics meant to keep Democrat voters from casting ballots. This is a tried and true smoke screen for shifting focus away from their vote manufacturing methods.
To cast a ballot, all citizens should be required to produce a voter registration card or be listed on the voter registration roles, and be required to produce proof that you are actually the voter you say you are. That's fair, that's right, there is nothing discriminatory about it.