I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, but it makes perfect sense. School IDs are not government regulated (especially if it's a private school) and Social Security cards have no photo, so they're pretty piss poor at actually identifying someone.
As for the expired gun permits, I have no idea why they would accept those. Gun permits sure, as they're government regulated, but why they would be willing to take expired ones is beyond me.
I was being sarcastic about why Texas would accept expired gun permits. We all know exactly why they would. Because we're Texas and guns are basically Jesus so who cares if it's expired?
There's this built in, absolute truth on the right right now that there is literally zero to stop voter fraud built into the system. That's crazy. There's quite a bit built into it. But even then, the most obvious and easy route to voter fraud is absentee ballots (since that not only doesn't require any ID, but who the effing hell knows at all where it came from?).
Can someone who pretends to care about this issue explain to me why Republicans NEVER EVER EVER go after this obvious low hanging fruit and make it much more difficult or outright ban it altogether? One of the biggest memes is dead people voting. OMG CHICAGO POLITICS DEAD PEOPLE etc. Dead people don't show up at the polls. They mail in ballots.
You know, I just tried to answer my own question. I read a debate on US News with three people arguing that vote fraud is a problem. Each one of them singled out absentee ballots. Then I went to the Republican National Lawyers Association's fraud "heat map" website to read about all their fraud instances. Guess what virtually every single one is? Absentee ballot fraud.
Editor's note: The "other" frauds were almost exclusively politicians faking signatures to get them on the ballots. So certainly not the type of fraud that we're all imagining when we're talking about voter fraud.
Just when it didn't seem possible that North Carolina's election laws could get more restrictive, the Republican majority has come up with a massive bill that would make it even harder for people to vote. Using the excuse that they are trying to combat voter fraud, the Republicans want to perpetrate an even greater fraud on North Carolina voters under the guise of restoring 'confidence in government.'
That's from the dumb liberals at the Libertarian Party about the bill going through in NC right now.