I'm really amazed at some of the comments here.
Can anyone, anywhere, provide ANY evidence of actual voter fraud that would have been prevented with a photo ID?
Dear "ACORN did all that horrible stuff" guy - ACORN actually didn't do anything. The only instance of voter fraud connected to ACORN was a situation in which people were being paid for registering other people to vote. Problem with that was a) that isn't legal in Washington State, where the incident took place and b) either one or a couple of less ethical folks thought "hey if we're getting paid per registration we should just make a bunch of people up, cash our checks, and get out of dodge before they notice."
Not "Voter fraud by ACORN" but "loser fraud against ACORN." Amazing what happens when you do a little research.
The tradition of this country has been - since women and minorities were allowed their right to vote at least - to create as few impediments to voting as possible.
Strange as it may seem, once upon a time getting as many people to vote as possible seemed like an admirable goal in this country.
In the mean time: can anyone provide ANY example of a US election in which voter ID fraud was perpetrated on such a massive scale that it made a difference in the results? What are we really talking about here - a small handful of felons (in states where felons can't vote) trying to vote anyway? Is there some vast conspiracy to engage in fake voting under false identification in order to rig elections?
Has there EVER been ONE case in this country in which ANY vote was cast illicitly and it would have been prevented by a photo ID?
What about the 80 years or so of voting before photography was invented?
People should think more and hate less.