Washington, DC: In an attempt to bring light to age, culture, and creed discrimination in local and national voting systems, news outlets are reporting on laws some states have which require voters to produce photo identification before punching their hole in the American democratic system.
The idea has stirred up critics hungry for a vote conspiracy story this close to the 2012 election. They are questioning why voters must prove who they are before having their vote tallied, as well as why photo identification is used when boarding airplanes, closing bank accounts, taking out loans, using unsigned credit cards, and other day-to-day activities.
“Our government clearly has trust issues,” stated a 97 year old Moira McHubbins. “I don’t understand why the young man at the voting station didn’t let me vote. I’m old! What do I have to gain about lying about anything anymore?”
What does anyone have to gain, indeed. New Yorkers, believed to be the most distrusting people in the universe, still have votes cleared without photo identification. “Considering three quarters of our population are out of state anyway, we thought it would give us something to do if we let anyone come in and vote,” explained poll station manager Marcus Venditto.
Other critics claim that gaining photo identification is unjust to the working class. “I work twelve-hour shifts six days a week, and barely have enough money to cover the expenses when I get a ticket for driving without a license,” stated Tennessee resident Charlie Schmitt. “You tell me where I’m going to get the time and money for a photo ID.”
Others believe that if the government want people to have photo identification so bad, that they should pay for it. “Why should I pay for photo identification? I don’t even pay taxes,” stated a New York homeless man who went by the name Johnny Walker, and showed a liquor store receipt as his proof of identification.