Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about voter ID laws

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  1. EW-aif says:

    I wonder how much retina scanners cost?  More than they would cost if they become popular as a voter ID tool.  Then the voter would not have to carry around any ID.  They would get scanned when they register, and scanned when they vote.

  2. Dr. J says:

    I’m not sure about the credibility of this “group”, too many connections to Soros, and other left wing, east coast associates.

  3. Ken505 says:

    It is obvious Republicans are using voter ID laws to increase their chances of winning elections. Paul Weyrick said, “I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”
    It is easier and cheaper to stop people from voting than it is to fraudulently increase the number of votes cast necessary to win an election. Voter ID laws stop tens of thousands of people from casting ballots in states that have these laws. This is why Republicans are pushing these laws.
    Now consider how much it would cost to recruit people to cast thousands of illegal ballots. If a person is capable of casting 20 illegal ballots on Election Day, 50 people would be needed to cast 1000 ballots. 500 would be needed to cast 10,000. How much would someone want to be paid to cast 20 illegal ballots? They know it is illegal and they could spend time in jail. The logistics would be a nightmare, because the people would need to go to different polling locations to cast multiple ballots. The campaign would either need to register thousands of people to vote who will not vote, or identify thousands of people who are registered but not expected to vote. Then they would need to pay people to cast those ballots. 
    It would be very difficult to keep 50 people quiet if the candidate won. It would be impossible to keep 500 quiet.  When the story did come out, the elected official would be removed from office and would spend time in prison. They would never be able to run for office again.
    The costs associated with voter fraud are too high, but talking about voter fraud is an effective strategy to pass voter suppression laws that can deliver a victory.