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Skunkrocker said...

I really don't think this is a republicans versus democrats or blacks vs whites issue, yet you all seem to be turning it into one. To be fair mostly everyone here, with a few obviously frailties on both sides, make very good points. While I can see the issue from every angle, I believe you have to consider only the cold facts here. The only issue is related to two conflicting laws that were passed. No one denied her ability to vote, only her ability to vote without a photo ID, and even gave her the option to use an absentee ballot since that doesn't require a photo ID. This only becomes an issue with people her age, in which the state says you don't need a photo ID once becoming a senior citizen and therefore doesn't offer one, yet requires one to vote. It's simply one of those big misunderstandings of having conflicting laws which happen often in a country, or even a state, as big as this one with hundreds of thousands or even millions or billions living in it. It happens. The best thing to do right now is to figure out how to rework said laws to make sense while immediately rectifying this situation. The worst thing to do is A. turn this into an issue of race (because it's not), B. turn this into an issue of left wing versus right wing government (because it's not), C. ignore the problem and hope it goes away. Someone obviously saw point C, and that's a good thing, but you all immediately responded with points A and B, and you're just exacerbating the problem. The idea is to work together to make an already great country even better, not split it apart and segregate it by blaming each other's respective sides for an issue that truly doesn't exist. Isn't that what made this country great in the first place?

October 5, 2011 at 8:23 p.m.

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