Originally Posted by J Diddy
Here's the thing, and I know they've said it, but the only bit of factual evidence in the amount of people who cheat are the people who get caught. I think it's safe to assume that not everyone doing it is going to get caught. If only 1 person is cheating, it corrupts the process.
Like I said previously, if they don't want to do those few requirements that is on them. They aren't as dedicated as they should be. If they are having to pay then that's a problem with the govt. Unfortunately, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.
I'm going with the experts on voting rights, and they are almost in universal agreement that voter fraud is rare. We can pretend there's an entire shadow industry going on that's eluding the law, but if we're going to invent entire groups of people that experts are telling us don't exist, then we might as well assume they'll evade the voter ID laws, too.
Ultimately, put the fewest number of rules in place that are going to ensure the integrity of the vote.
Voter ID is a violation of that principle. It's an excessive rule that does not justify itself by providing any serious improved measure of voter integrity.