Bush did what he could re voter fraud, which wasn't much because voter law is a STATE issue. Every state has its individual voter laws, and some DO require IDs. To this end, we do NOT have national elections - we have a series of 53 state / district / territorial elections with qualified presidential candidates on the ballot every four years. Even then, we do not elect the CANDIDATE, but instead we elect his slate of ELECTORS for the Electoral College, which actually elects the president in the weeks following the November general election. What we do about voter ID has to be initiated at the state level.