No — nobody’s saying anything about anyone being “too stupid” to get a photo ID — except you and people like you. We’re saying that there are a fair number of people who don’t have a photo ID and would have a difficult time getting one. Stupidity doesn’t have anything to do with people who live in small towns and are a long way from a DMV. Stupidity doesn’t have anything to do with having a job with virtually the same hours as the DMV, and getting time off work with no pay for this would be a hardship. Stupidity doesn’t have anything to do with having to jump through a lot of hoops (AND a fee) to get a copy of a birth certificate.
There are a lot of people in this position, and a disproportionate number of them are non-white (compared to the general population), but there are a lot of whites in this group as well. Mostly the poor, the elderly, and students. Here are a small handful of examples of real people who can’t get the ID required to vote, for a variety of reasons:
In his wallet, Anthony Settles carries an expired Texas identification card, his Social Security card and an old…www.washingtonpost.com
"What's the big deal with requiring a photo ID before you vote?" That's the big question that silly people who love…rewire.news
Reba Bowser seems like the kind of person North Carolina Republicans might want on their side this November. She's 86…www.charlotteobserver.com
Most Americans use photo IDs daily. And their driver's license - perhaps the most common form of government-issued…www.npr.org
And here are a couple of articles with some statistics and some general problems these people encounter:
The Justice Department notified the commonwealth of Virginia on Monday night that it would not object to its new voter…www.slate.com
BACKGROUNDVoter identification laws are a part of an ongoing strategy to roll back decades of progress on voting rights…www.aclu.org
But if it makes you feel better to call these people stupid, and suggest that’s why they can’t get ID, go right ahead. That tells us the kind of person you are.