Jim Crow? Not even close
Lynch vetoed the bill, he said, because it would create problems for people who wanted to vote. For instance, the bill gave people who didn';t have a valid ID on Election Day 2.5 days to come back with one. Lynch said that was just awful because ';many town offices are closed or have only limited hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.';
According to Lynch, it';s an undue burden to make people do business at town offices during workdays.
He also said ';State employees can use their agency-issued photo IDs to vote, but employees at private companies may not use their company-issued photo IDs.'; So he thinks company-issued IDs are equal to state-issued ones? Sure he does.
But Clinton was even worse. He said New Hampshire';s bill was, like Jim Crow laws, a ';determined effort to limit a franchise.'; Really? It';s not a poll tax or a literacy test. It';s just a picture ID. If you can get to a polling place, you can get to a state office that issues — for free — photo IDs.
This disenfranchisement talk is just an attempt to smear the opposition, which is what too many people in politics do when they don';t have the facts on their side.