Earlier this week, the House passed a bill to require voters to show ID before voting. (The vote was 228-196.) (There was no word on whether those 424 members wore their congressional lapel before casting their votes.)
In response to worries that the legislation is unfair for people who cannot afford IDs, the bill includes a provision stipulating that poor people can get IDs for free.
Even with that provision in place, 196 members of Congress — mostly Democrats — voted against the bill.
Honest question: When we promote democracies in the Middle East, do we ask voters there to show ID?