To claim, as some do, that Republicans are racist because their attempts to disenfranchise poor voters tends to discriminate against African-Americans and Hispanics, is just plain unfair. No one made minorities poor. They made themselves poor by failing to be white.
Elderly people have had their chance to vote and now that they've reached an age where they're eligible for Social Security and Medicare, they should stop voting, because they no longer contribute to a vigorous economy. They are on the dole and it's only right that they let people who are still working make the decisions about what elected official is going to eliminate their entitlements.
Now Republicans have nothing against the disabled, per se, but letting them vote seems imprudent, as many of these people are demonstrably challenged when it comes to intelligence, which is demonstrated by them voting Democratic. Furthermore, they are also dependent on things like health care, which hard-working Republicans strongly believe should be the right of everyone to pay for.
It would be difficult for Republicans to pass a constitutional amendment limiting the right to vote to people making over $250,000 per annum, or to simply deny the right to vote to certain select members of society (see above), and so Republicans are ramming voting laws through Republican-controlled state legislatures that accomplish much the same thing, although with some inevitable leakage. These laws require people wanting to vote to produce a government approved identification, preferably stamped with their party affiliation, which would allow precinct workers to quickly determine which IDs are likely to be fraudulent, i.e., those produced by Democratic voters.
- Florida driver’s license showing that you are an organ donor and have donated an organ to a Republican candidate.
- Florida identification card issued by an office of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, which if you live in a predominantly Democratic district, has been closed.
- United States passport showing that you have not visited any socialist countries, Muslim countries, or countries whose national debt is less than ours.
- Debit or credit card, that can be verified as having been used for a contribution to a Republican candidate.
- Military identification accompanied by a statement that you do not have PTSD and oppose repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
- Student identification with an expiration date, and with confirmation that you are a business major and have never taken a social sciences course.
- Retirement center identification, with a stamp certifying that you have met a death panel.
- Neighborhood association identification for any neighborhood in which the medium income is $250,000, or above.
- Florida public assistance identification that includes a photo of you in the nude.