Point: Why Conservatives Can’t — and Won’t — Quit Voter ID Laws
It’s another election year, which means that voter ID laws are back in the news.
Already, Kentucky Republican legislators introduced a new bill requiring voters to present a limited form of ID when they show up to the polls before casting a ballot. If passed, the voter ID law, which is supported by Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams, would be in place for November’s general elections.
A similar push is being made by Republican legislators in Nebraska, while implementation of North Carolina’s new voter ID law was recently blocked by a federal judge for being discriminatory. North Carolina’s new law was meant to replace a previous iteration struck down in 2016 for targeting African-Americans “with almost surgical precision.”
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