In response to the Feb. 28 letter “DMV, not voter law, to blame”: I just want to congratulate the letter-writer for winning life’s lottery for having never had an issue obtaining a photo ID.
Contrary to the writer’s personal experience, not everyone has a bank account or a credit card or drives, flies, buys alcohol or cigarettes or rents hotel rooms. Photo IDs are not required to obtain a Social Security number (which are now required shortly after birth but that wasn’t always the case). Obtaining health care does not require a photo ID in all instances. I have to assume the writer did not have to update his documents upon marriage.
His personal experience is just that, his personal experience. That does not mean everyone else in this country has the same experience, wants or needs.
The stringent voter ID requirements are doing what they were intended to do: disenfranchising and discouraging people from voting. That should be anathema to all Americans.