How would a family member cash a check for someone other than themselves, especially without that other person having an ID that the bank/check casher can examine?
Sheesh. I learned this in junior high. Family member A without bank account signs check over to Family Member B with bank account. Need not be family, just a trusted friend. Family Member B puts check in his bank account. At this point, Family Member B can do one of two things.
1. Give Family Member A the amount out of his own bank account if such funds are available and he feels like taking the chance that the check will clear.
2. Wait three days for the check to clear, then give Family Member A his / her money.
That's what families are for, they do things for each other.
They usually have someone over 21 use their secure ID to buy it [alcohol]. But if everyone in inner cities is going without any sort of secure ID, people over 21 wouldn't be able to buy alcohol for other people.
Nobody said that everyone in the inner cities has no ID, that's another figment of the right wing imagination. Most of the people in the inner cities have photo ID. But since it is much more possible to survive in the inner cities without one, a greater percentage of inner people-perhaps 10 percent or so-have their driver's license expired because they are unemployed and their car broke and they couldn't afford to repair it. In the inner city, they can use public transportation, most other places they cannot.
By keeping that relatively small percentage of inner city people who are getting by, at least temporarily, without photo ID from voting, the Republicans gain an advantage in close races since most inner city votes are Democratic. The Republicans then create the virtually nonexistent "voter impersonation" crapola as a seemingly patriotic cover for their unAmerican activity of suppressing people who want to vote.