Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Problemo

As Digby said, a solution in search of a problem:

The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox lead with the Supreme Court ruling that laws requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting are constitutional.
Of all the problems in the world, this is not one of the biggest either way. But understand that behind this story is a long series of bogus claims by Republicans of "voter fraud" that is really plain old racial discrimination. The fewer voters that actually vote, the better for Rethugicans. Thus, anything that is an obstacle is considered positive to them.

The WSJ highlights that "the evidence is far from clear" on either side of the debate, since no one knows how many people fail to vote because of ID laws, and at the same time there's no proof that voter fraud is a significant problem.

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