Steve Chapman on Voter ID and Vote Suppression


Alex Lee

One GOP-dominated state after another has adopted new voter identification requirements in the name of preventing election fraud. Republicans seem to be willing to go through an enormous amount of trouble to combat a crime that is highly rare and uniformly ineffectual, writes Steve Chapman. As a cure for fraudulent voting, a stringent voter ID law is like prescribing morphine for a hangnail. But as a cure for Democratic voting, it's hard to beat.