3. Voter disenfranchisement? Like putting black panthers with nightsticks outside of polling stations? ID to vote is common place in most western civilized countries.
Indeed it is. PHOTO Id isn't though. The US Gov does not require people to have any more ID than a voter registration card. It is fundamentally unconstitutional to require anything else. There is NO voter fraud - this is simply not a problem in current existence.
Up north the Conservatives pulled the same bullshit in our last election, and thankfully they still had their asses handed to them. They actually implemented increased identification requirements which mostly affected the poor, spouting nonsense about massive voter fraud. Meanwhile the government agency which actually oversees elections was repeatedly asking for the evidence, because they actually have the data and it doesn't show any fraud. Ironically there were a number of cases of political campaigns violating the Elections Act. Sadly all the ridiculous changes rushed through in the last two years means the Liberals get to spend most of their first year in office undoing the damage.