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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

No to photo ID

Posted By on Tue, Jan 1, 2008 at 6:47 AM

Reps. Jon Woods and Dan Greenberg cheer a study that claims there's no impact on voter participation from laws that require a photo ID to vote (though studies elsewhere have claimed a damaging impact on black voting). But cheers to Rep. Steve Harrelson who said the study is immaterial and that he opposes any new procedural disincentives to voting. Of course the photo ID is meant as an impediment to voting. And there's been no showing that it's needed. There's been no showing that vote fraud exists to any degree sufficient for a "cure" such as this.

We should do everything we can to encourage more voting -- such as the postcard voting allowed in some jurisdictions, shopping center voting for weeks in advance of elections, etc. Our problem isn't fraudulent votes, it's too little voting.

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