Republicans in an Al Jazeera English report, “Disenfranchised in America,” are not acting responsibly. In Florida, the legislative and the executive branches of government are Republican controlled. Yet, when the Al Jazeera reporter asked the Florida Secretary of State about certain problems with the law, all the secretary offered in response is that the opponents of the law do not like the process for passing a bill (quite irrelevant from problems associated with the execution of the voter identification bill).
The problem is not the requirement to show identification at the voting place; it is that if state governments are going to require identification, the state must make every effort to ensure all citizens have an opportunity to obtain that identification. Anything less than that all-out effort is unfair and inequitable enforcement of the law.