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Why Voter Photo ID Is Wrongheaded In One Page

| Written by David Morris | 1 Comment | Updated on Apr 10, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/voter-photo-id-wrongheaded-page/

This one page flyer from the ACLU cuts to the heart of the issue.

For example, “Despite a massive investigation by voter ID proponents, there were only 160 voter eligibility violation cases filed in 2011, and only 140 convictions. All of which were felons voting before they were eligible. 2,700,000 votes were cast in 2010 primary and general elections. That is a .006% rate of error. Contrast that with the 45% of eligible voters who did not vote in 2010, which is the bigger problem?”

Download the flyer here.

To read an in-depth discussion of  the history of voter registration and voter suppression read David Morris’ recent article here.

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David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its initiative on The Public Good. He is the author of the New City States, Seeing the Light, and three other non-fiction books. His essays on public policy are regularly published by On the Commons, Alternet, Common Dreams and the Huffington Post.

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