Steve Sebelius slams Sharron Angle’s Voter Suppression Initiative

By Nevada Democratic Party

Key point: Angle’s other proposal would require voters to show a government-issued ID before casting a ballot, and require the state to issue IDs for free to those who don’t have one now. Ostensibly, this is being done to combat voter fraud, although we know that voting-in-the-name-of-another is so rare as to be virtually non-existent. (In 2012, a Republican woman — irked that she hadn’tbeen asked to show ID at her polling place —tried to cast a second vote to demonstrate the system’s flaws. She was caught, arrested and later pleaded guilty and paid a $2,500 fine.)


Inevitably, voter ID laws lead to disenfranchisement of some voters.

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