If Walmart can ask for ID, why not polling place?

November 08, 2013

The argument that requiring voters to produce identification is racial discrimination is absolutely absurd.

My niece recently went to Walmart to exchange an item of clothing that didn't fit properly. She wasn't asking for a refund, just to exchange it for an identical item at the same price in a different size which she found in the store. She was told that without a photo identification they would not exchange it. Should we assume from this that minorities don't patronize Walmart, or at least never have to exchange purchases from there?

Having been in Walmart, I seriously doubt either is true. So the conclusion to be drawn from this is that requiring identification is only discriminatory if it concerns voting, not if it involves any other of the many times in life where identification is required.

Clay Seeley, Owings Mills

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