Way back in 2016, Texas was assured by an appeals court that photo ID is racist. Even a free voter ID is just too burdensome for the poor to obtain, and minorities are more likely to be poor; therefore, ID is racist. The Fifth Circuit determined that “the poor are less likely to avail themselves of services that require ID, such as obtaining credit and other financial services. They are also less likely to own vehicles and are therefore more likely to rely on public transportation. As a result, the poor are less likely to have a driver’s license and face greater obstacles in obtaining photo identification.”
So here we are in 2022, and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower is reminding citizens that they’ll need a photo ID “before heading out.”
Remember that starting Saturday you will need these three things before heading out:
1. Proof of Vaccination (12 years +)
2. Proof of Vaccination and Photo ID (18 years +)
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 11, 2022
Wait. Requiring ID is racist
— ⚡️Erick Brockway⚡️ (@erickbrockway) January 11, 2022
IDs are racist… Did you not get the memo?
— 🍹Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock (@kimmie_c_) January 11, 2022
Great. Now do voting.
— Torrey M. Spears 🇺🇸 (@torreymspears) January 11, 2022
Since you're okay with showing a photo ID to get into a restaurant, you support IDs for voting, right?
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) January 11, 2022
Weird, I do recall hearing that it was racist to require ID for things.
— Daigotsu Elenti (@ScarletElenti) January 11, 2022
What do I do if I’m one of the repressed, urban folk that can’t get an ID? Ya know, like for voting and stuff? Is that ok?
— Eve Brady (@averagemartha) January 11, 2022
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 11, 2022
Can we also get the same requisites for voting?
— 🇨🇷Natasha Frost 🇺🇸(NSFW/18+ only) (@LopunnyNatasha) January 11, 2022
What if my destination is a voting booth? I’m told any kind of proof of identification is oppressive in those areas.
— It’s Seanny boop/bop/beep (@seanny_its) January 11, 2022
Thought IDs were discriminatory. So confusing
— minussr (@minussr1) January 11, 2022
I'm too poor to afford an ID and don't even know where to GET ONE
— Giraffe (@longdicctrades) January 11, 2022
You'll need an ID to go inside a McDonald's in DC, but not to vote…
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) January 11, 2022
I feel terrible for the underserved communities you constantly talk about not being able to obtain an ID to vote. Now there are so many other facets of life they will not be able to enjoy.
— Kevin Dalton (@NextLAMayor) January 11, 2022
I remember when we were told this is crazy talk.
— Richard (@fortydelta) January 11, 2022
No blood tests? Why you half assing it?
— Todd Bailey, PGA (@ToddABailey) January 11, 2022
Can’t make this stuff up!
— Randy Bapst (@Vandy96_dad) January 11, 2022
I didn’t vote for this.
— Bill Dumais (@BillD202) January 11, 2022
— CaptainWombat (@techroach98) January 11, 2022
I need a mask to walk out of my door?
— Hank Thomas (@HankThomasDC) January 11, 2022
Drunk on power. I’m glad I don’t live there.
— DavidAllen (@Raider4life8) January 11, 2022
Thanks for making it easy avoid DC!
— Hans Durst (@HansDurst10) January 11, 2022
Remember that the CDC Director unraveled the entire premise for your restrictions yesterday during testimony.
— 🇺🇸 Brett Kruschke ✞ (@bkru) January 11, 2022
Two weeks to slow the spread.
‘So conservatives were right. Again.’ CDC’s Dr. Rochelle Walensky confirms yet another vast right-wing COVID conspiracy theory https://t.co/V7qy3i0j6D
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 10, 2022