Pros And Cons Of Fighting Voter Suppression

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Fighting Voter Suppression
Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising the right to vote. As states keep passing voter suppression laws, our voting rights remain being attacked. Many states, California for example, make their citizens believe that after any contact with the criminal justice system means they have lost their right to vote. The whole reason for making people believe this is so people of color will stop voting since majority of the people in California’s prison are African American, Latino, or Asian American. Every voter deserves a voice. Like Peterson Zah, an American Politician who was the Navajo President and the last chairman of the Navajo Nation,
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The reason for this is because of the “threat” of voter fraud. Basically what voter fraud is, it is when someone votes as someone else by taking his or her ID. Many believe that it is best to practice to have a voter ID to vote. Just because elderly people or people of different races might have a few difficulties get ahold of a ID does not mean they could use that as an excuse for not having a Voter ID law in place. A state ID would be provided for free to people who do not have one and say obtaining one would become a financial hardship. Individuals believe that amending these voting ID laws are acceptable, using the 15th amendment to back it up. The 15th amendment says that citizens of the U.S. would not be denied to vote emphasizing the word “citizen,” to point out that not everyone who lives in the United States is a …show more content…
Instead of voter ID’s, all people should need to vote is a social security number. By doing this, people would not be discriminated by race or socioeconomic groups, because everyone who is a citizen had a social security number. Instead of wasting money on the voter ID’s, all that money can go to other important issues. By having ID voting laws, it is going to be harder for many citizens to vote. The United States needs its people to vote. Ohio State University conducted some research and came up with the theory that the rich are only going to get richer and the poor will get poorer creating a large gap between the two social classes. The Constitution is supposed to protect every United State citizen, not just a certain group of people, and that is what many Republicans need to understand. Minorities are being deprived from their right more than ever. This law would even affect how much we pay for taxes. Voter ID’s only makes is harder for the United States to be great. What is the United States without the voices of its

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