Well, I have tomorrow off work so I'm sure you won't mind if I just don't take your word for it but call the BMV myself and ask if they really do make "house-calls," now will you?<quoted text>
You basically just confirmed that you've done absolutely no statistical research on this and are just flying by the seat of your pants when you say thousands. I have a 95 year old mother who no longer drives. When I talked with the BMV and told her I wasn't sure I could transport her there they said they would make an appointment to come to her. The cost for the ID is $8.50. Does the working poor work 24/7? Does the working poor find time to take a day off to register a car or get plates at the BMV? Of course they do. Then why shouldn't there be an expectation that they get an ID to vote? What I hear you saying is that its all right to expect folks to have an ID to file for assistance, receive food stamps, drive a car, get alcohol, etc but when it comes to voting, ah what the heck...just show up.
What makes you believe that all the poor even have cars? I guess you never lived in the big cities where people get to work everyday using public transit. And, I sure know many working poor here in this very community who hitch rides to work with their buddies because they can't afford to buy a car, repair it and keep it maintained, let alone buy insurance. I'm so sorry it is hard for you to project your mind outside your own personal and fortunate little life long enough to imagine how hard others may have it even if your life seems all sunshine and lollipops. Oh well.