Voter ID Laws - do they discriminate?

posted Feb 28, 2017, 12:31 PM by Betsy Ruffin
Texas voter ID laws are back in the news with a recent change from the DOJ.  Are they discriminatory?
In brief, proponents say no: few instances of potential voters have been noted, other activities require ID,  most folks can get some acceptable form of ID,  they help prevent voter fraud.  Opponents says yes: the cost of ID disproportionately affect minorities,  voter fraud is not significant issue,  the intent is specifically to disenfrancise minority voters.  
Some links to sites with pros and cons:

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