The common theme I got when posting this question here, and on Minnesota Progressive Project, is that seniors, especially those living in nursing facilities, would be shut out the most by requiring a photo ID at the polls. I don't think this is the group the GOP is worried about.
As usual, these are my opinions alone.
As most of you know, the subject of voter IDs came up during and after the 2008 election, an election which drew an incredible interest from minorities. These minorities, especially from the inner-cities, gave us our first president of non complete Anglo origin. With this, many House and Senate candidates from the Democratic Party won their respective elections.
It is for this reason that I feel it is the minority voter that the GOP is targeting by wanting to mandate a photo voter ID. Sad thing is, I think most of these voters have at least a state issued ID or a driver's licence already.
So while the intended target of the Republican push for voter IDs may be minorities, the unintended victim of such a proposed law would be seniors.
In summary... I really don't think our voting system is broken, so why try to fix it?
Thanks to all who commented.