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.
Fox News touted anecdotal stories of vote-buying as evidence that voter fraud is a widespread problem. But the segment deflected from actual concerns that voter ID laws could prevent millions of eligible people from voting. On the J... 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