The requirement that a person show a photo ID to vote is NOT in any way a hindrance to the "poor", minorities, or seniors. In Maryland there are many instances of illegals in Baltimore and other places voting. When cashing a check, a photo ID is required, when opening a bank account an ID is required. In Maryland, a state issued ID is available for FREE at any DMV location. I would expect the "progressive" left to bleat about the usual suspects being disadvantaged. When the "poor" go to athe local welfare office in my state they are required to show photo ID. Now if they are required to obtain and show a photo ID to get their "gubment cheese," just how the hell is it an inconvenience or disenfranchising to require the same when voting? Further, being the owner of a check cashing establishment, I find it almost laughable that these self-same "poor," minorities, and seniors have no problem finding a photo ID to cash a welfare check. We provide a service, at no charge, that allows a welfare recipient to access their cash benefits from our ATM. To prevent fraud, we require a photo ID to access the ATM, and DAMN wouldn't you know that not ONE person has complained or failed to have a valid ID....... So much for Thom's bleating and blathering about the disenfranchisement of the "poor."