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GOP Voter ID laws: Ploy to take votes from Democrats or legitimate anti-fraud move?

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Discussion started by Jeff Moskowitz:
Around the country, Republican lawmakers are attempting to pass voter ID laws that would require anyone casting a ballot to present a valid photo ID. These laws would be in effect before November and would disproportionately affect minority, Democratic voters. Is this a political ploy or a legitimate attempt to stop fraud?
Background article: This Is No Way to Win an Election As the Republicans gather in Tampa this week to assess how they think they can win back the White House, activists are sure to be boasting about their supposed "successes" suppressing the vote in important states like Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Caroli ... Read more