IDs for a Vaccine Shot, but Not for Voting?

People wait in line to receive a coronavirus vaccine at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on midtown Manhattan, March 2, 2021. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
The vast majority of Americans, including African Americans, support photo-ID requirements for voting.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R ecently, I went to get my first COVID-19 vaccination. I was impressed by how quickly and efficiently the process in New York City worked.

I also noticed that I had to present my ID twice, verify my address twice, and verify my phone number once. Anyone signing up for the vaccine is warned in advance that he will have to present identification that includes “a driver’s license, passport, or any legal proof of your date of birth and residency.”

Ari Fleischer, the White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, also took note of that fact on Twitter: “Why is it


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