Voter ID Laws: Minimizing Fraud or Maximizing Disenfranchisement?

Voter ID laws are the subject of much debate in the country right now. Supporters of the laws, which require voters to display identification when they vote to verify their identities, say that the laws will minimize the amount of fraud that can be committed by posing as others and voting multiple times. But those who oppose the laws insist that enforcing such a requirement will disenfranchise those people who cannot acquire valid identification in time to vote without enduring financial hardship (we all know how difficult it is to renew a driver’s license during the work week!).

But now new accusations are surfacing in Pennsylvania: State Senator Daylin Leach, a Democrat, summed up his view on Republican support for a proposed voter ID law: “If you have to stop people voting to win elections, your ideas suck.”

David Leach

The accusation against Republcans seems somewhat valid – these voter ID laws are only being introduced in states were Republicans typically have a tough fight on their hands – Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio, and South Carolina. Then again, this could be a response to the trend of dead people voting for Democrats, and just an attempt to even the playing field.

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Gerald Welch is a progressive author living in Madison, WI. After becoming a victim of corporate fraud and runarounds, he decided to write two books, Welcome to Reality and Corporacracy, to share his experiences and ideas. Look for them in stores and online to understand his story and what Corporacracy means to you!
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