Challenges to State Voter ID Laws Signal Our Need for a Ninth Justice

OPINION: Federal courts have been key in upholding the fundamental right to vote.

, The National Law Journal


OPINION: Federal courts have been key in upholding the fundamental right to vote.

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  • mnlaw

    This "article" is so biased you might as well just call it what it is -- propaganda. These laws are not intended to suppress the minority vote, and it is not onerous to require someone to provide a photo I.D. in order to register or to cast a ballot. What clearly IS voter suppression, is the fact that liberal government officials refused to purge their voter rolls of dead people or people they know have moved out of the state, and to essentially encourage voter fraud. Remember that every illegally cast ballot cancels out a legitimate one. Politicians should be comfortable standing on their policies and not have to resort to such unlawful tactics. There are dozens of things in everyday life that you must show a photo I.D. in order to participate that people seem to manage just fine. Surveys show that a majority of Americans -- across all backgrounds and ethnicities -- support voter I.D. laws. Try writing an objective story next time, and if you can‘t, stick to the opinion pages and clearly disclose that you are a hack for the Democratic party.

  • M. King

    There‘s nothing "onerous" about acquiring a state-provided photo ID and thus joining the 21st century, Mr. Gans. Stop hysterically equating commonsense anti-fraud measures, which are overwhelming supported by majorities of Americans, with brutal Jim Crow suppression and take your poor old grandmother to get a proper ID. Once you‘ve done that, you may wish to re-read Aesop‘s Boy Who Cried Wolf.

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