Another State Targets Phantom Voter Fraud
TAP contributor Tova Wang recently wrote about the proposed Texas law -- and the push from other newly elected Republican legislatures to pass similar bills. As she pointed out, these voter-ID laws address an exceedingly rare type of vote fraud and mainly end up disenfranchising minority voters. For many, it may seem that requiring an ID at the polls is no big deal, but according to the Brennan Center for Justice, 12 percent of eligible voters nationwide don't have ID, and "the percentage is even higher for seniors, people of color, people with disabilities, low-income voters, and students." Many of these groups, of course, lean heavily Democratic.