An interesting article posted on the sodahead.com sums up the debate for voter ID's very well. It states, "Bringing to mind the poll taxes of an earlier, racially-divided era, The New York Times reports that Republican legislatures and governors across the country are flexing their newly-acquired powers by rewriting voting laws to make it harder for young voters, the poor and African-Americans to cast ballots. Not coincidentally, these are groups that typically vote Democratic and the attempted changes are coming in advance of the 2012 presidential race. Waving the banner of fear over what the paper described as a "nonexistent flood of voter fraud," these empowered GOP politicos are pushing through new laws that would demand citizens be required to show a government-issued ID before they can vote.
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