The fight over voter identification laws generally gets debated over two major questions. 1) How important is it to stop in-person fraudulent voting (despite virtually no evidence that this is a problem)? And 2) How important is it to protect access to the ballot, particularly for those who have faced discrimination in the past? Poor and minority citizens are less likely to have photo IDs, meaning the laws may suppress voting among vulnerable communities.
Republicans “should be ashamed” of the voter identification laws being peddled across the country, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) said today. The voter ID laws, Strickland added, are a “threat to democracy.” In an interview wit... Read Post
Karl Rove dismissed concerns that voter ID laws may disenfranchise minority voters, despite evidence that these laws could prevent minorities from voting. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Rove claimed that Attorney General Eric Holde... Read Post