Im down for requiring identification for every vote. So long as the government supplies the id's. Theyre the ones that decided existing id's arent good enough anymore, they can cover the new ones. Until they get all of them issued, people get to vote as they have been.
That said, if we are going to make all the citizens go by the same standards, then i want all the states to be held to the same standards. No more changing the rules a few months before a big election(only to relent when it comes time for a local election, looking at you Rick Scott). No more cute redistricting. No more playing with the voting hours. No more vetoing peoples existing identifications and not giving them a way to get the new id's. No more voter purges. No more "punishing success"(see below) No more passing utterly illegal laws and trying to run out the clock before an election. Hold all 50 states to the same rules. Federalize it. Take the process out of the states hands because they just cant seem to handle it.
As for the punishing success comment:
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/a...31e60Ijz1BI.99They just won't quit, will they? The New Castle News (where I get most of my information these days*) is reporting that Harrisburg legislative powerhouse Sen. Dominic Pileggi has yet another scheme in which Pennsylvania would award a number of electoral votes to the losing candidate under a system not used in any of the other 49 states.
Im sure thats a coincidence.As you may know, the losing candidate in every presidential election in Pennsylvania since 1988 has been a Republican.