I'm sorry - your rebuttal is full of straw man conjecture - "hundred's of miles?" come on. I'm middle aged and very aware of being working poor myself. I think it's amazing that its too burdensome to get and ID but on election day all of a sudden the burden is removed. I live in the country and my voting precinct is as far away as the DMV - a 20mile round trip and no bus or taxi is ever going to come out here to give me a ride - certainly not for $6 - so does that make me already disenfranchised? I just don't get the defense here. Why is it so bad to prove who you are when participating in something as important as voting? To be honest, I really don't want people voting that can't take the time to fully participate in the process and that has nothing to do with race, income or party.
And to answer your question - yes, I made voting important enough to forgo other useless activities like playing the lottery, buying drinks at the bar, and not wasting money on cigarettes - all while living paycheck to paycheck and borrowing to get by. it's called priorities. I'm sorry I'm not sympathetic to people with misaligned priorities trying to vote without an ID. That doesn't make me ignorant or an ass.