The Importance Of Voter ID Laws

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States across the country are passing new voter ID laws. These laws happen to be supported strongly by Republicans and disapproved strongly by Democrats. The big question seems to be, does the new laws matter? The Indiana Supreme Court don’t think it matters. Dan Carden, writer from The Times (Munster, Indiana), wrote that, “Justice Brent Dickson [said] requiring an ID to vote is no different than requiring people to show ID to board an airplane, enter a federal building or cash a check.” Most people have IDs anyway, so requiring an ID wouldn’t make a difference in the process. Justice Theodore Boehm was the only one who voted against the law. He said that if they want to make ID a requirement to vote, it needs to be added to the constitution (Carden). There shouldn’t be any requirement on voting that isn’t in the constitution. If you have the right to vote, then you have the right to vote. It’s unnecessary to more requirements. But, Justice Dickson is not alone with his –it don’t matter, let it pass- attitude. Erin Murphy, writer from Telegraph Herald, wrote that although Wisconsin Grant County clerk Linda Genhard said she …show more content…
There’s no argument about the little to no voter fraud. The Indiana Supreme Court did not even allow the law because of fraud, but because it seems like nothing would be wrong with making an ID a requirement (Carden).If fraud was the main argument for Republicans to create voter ID laws then, as DeBerry states, “they would have moved to abolish voting by mail” (Virginia). Justice Dickson stated that it isn’t feasible to regulate voting by mail so they would not do it (Carden). But states like Indiana are willing to spend $2.2 million in five years to enforce the new law (Murphy). Yet, states cannot seem to keep DMVs or voting sites

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