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Until recently, movement in this country was aimed at making registering to vote and actually voting easier. Recent elections have resulted in Republican majorities in state legislatures which have passed laws reversing this trend. Voter ID laws and early voting restrictions are designed to make voting more difficult rather than easier, placing additional barriers in the path of those desiring to perform their civic duty.
These laws were passed by legislators claiming that they were necessary precautions to prevent voter fraud and swing elections away from the electorate’s true intent. This despite the fact that none have been able to produce any evidence of widespread attempts at fraud perpetrated by individuals voting where they are not eligible to do so. Getting a photo ID that is acceptable in some of these states is not as easy or as cheap as proponents would lead one to believe, and can affect different…
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