Monday, September 05, 2011

A Poll Tax by Another Name. Wisconsin under Walker.

Voter ID? Require "those" people to go to the DMV for an "easy to get" official ID, and then cut DMVs and staff to make it nearly impossible.

Who's interests does this serve?


A Poll Tax by Another Name - NYTimes.com
Conservative proponents have argued for photo ID mandates by claiming that widespread voter impersonation exists in America, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. While defending its photo ID law before the Supreme Court, Indiana was unable to cite a single instance of actual voter impersonation at any point in its history. Likewise, in Kansas, there were far more reports of U.F.O. sightings than allegations of voter fraud in the past decade. These theories of systematic fraud are really unfounded fears being exploited to threaten the franchise.

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