I’m getting really fed up with Republican attempts to suppress voting. For a party that claims to profess to “loving freedom”, they seem to revel in the idea of preventing honest Americans from voting, a right guaranteed in the Constitution. Not only do they put the onus on the citizen to prove themselves, but they also spread lies about what happens when you are challenged.
The fact is NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE AWAY. No one. Not that GOP thug waiting at the door of the polling place. Not the person at the table when you check in. NO ONE. If someone challenges you, you challenge them right now. Make sure they are an official challenge and ask to see ID. Take their name and address down so you can report them. Demand a provisional ballot right away and report this fascist behavior to the local media so they know that people want to take your rights away. You can also contact the Voter Suppression Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Do not take “No” for an answer. If you want to be sure that you are OK, bring your ID and a utility bill (or the like) to prove your identity but this is NOT needed to cast a provisional ballot. Do not doubt the desire of the right to stop you from voting. This is your country, not theirs, and although they will try anything to stop voter turnout, you have the power to tell them to take their challenge and shove it.