That argument becomes much harder to make after reading a discussion of the 2008 Minnesota Senate race in "Who's Counting?", a new book by conservative journalist John Fund and former Bush Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky. Although the authors cover the whole range of voter fraud issues, their chapter on Minnesota...
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Without the vocabulary lesson, you assume those who approve of ID to-as you say-uselessly go after the fraudulent voter-are thugs as you put it. Why is that? And the "millions" of ID-less Americans that will be "disenfranchised"-curious where that number comes from. Do they not need some form of ID to cash checks, apply for a job, or apply for assistance? Try doing ANY transaction with the Federal government without ID-won't happen. Yet only when it comes to voting are we to take the word of the voter as law. Naive.
In the eyes of the Obama administration, most Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning editorial pages across the country, voter fraud is a problem that doesn't exist. Allegations of fraud, they say, are little more than pretexts conjured up by Republicans to justify voter ID laws designed to suppress Democratic turnout.
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