In the US, Voting is Not for Poor People
Hanna Brooks Olsen

Everything is different for the poor, obviously. The photo ID mandates block people out. Those who don’t have drivers’ licenses need to obtain photo IDs. This portion of the population includes masses of the rural/small town poor, elderly, and the disabled. The nearest office to obtain a photo ID might be in a town 20–30 miles away — a very long walk. And when it came to the 2106 election, with its two distinctly anti-poor candidates, who could they vote for, regardless?

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