Letters to the Editor

Paul Simon: Why check IDs?

Regarding the July 30 news article “Judges throw out N.C.’s voter ID law”: I must be missing something. North Carolina’s voter ID requirement was struck down by the federal appeals court because some people have been too busy over the years to get a free government-issued photo ID and now claim the state is discriminating.

What is the difference from my telling TSA that it is discriminating by requiring me to have a government-issued photo ID to board a plane? If I do, the least I can expect is a long talk with security and missing my flight.

Paul Simon

Raleigh

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