Thirty-one states currently require voters to show ID to cast a vote.
Those in support of these laws say the use of identification is a normal part of everyday life, but some civil liberty groups say this requirement targets those who cannot afford to get the necessary forms.
In this video, NAACP CEO and President Benjamin Jealous explained to CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux why he thinks it is "insane" people have to pay to get their ID to vote in a free democratic country.
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