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'Can I See Some ID?' Is A Totally Reasonable Question, Except In 1 Situation

Here's a pretty terrible story: Dozens of states are actually making it harder for people to vote. And of course, those people just happen to be young, poor, and people of color. And it goes way beyond asking for ID at the polls. The more she explains how they're doing it, the madder it makes me.

'Can I See Some ID?' Is A Totally Reasonable Question, Except In 1 Situation

FACT CHECK TIME: Two clarifications are necessary here.

#1: 31 states do request ID from voters, but only 10 require it. Still, it's totally wrong for the other 21 to even ask.


#2: The video claims that African-American voters are 26 times more likely to vote early. That's based on the results of a small study of one county in Ohio. It's true that African-Americans in the study were 26 times more likely to vote early in person. White voters were more likely to vote early by mail.

All that said, it's completely true that more than 1 in 10 U.S. citizens don't have an ID, that there were only 31 instances of credible voter fraud out of 1 billion ballots cast since 2000, and that you can vote with a gun license in Texas but not a student ID.

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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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