By Rick Oltman, February 14, 2019
A just-released study has found that voter I.D. laws do not suppress voter turnout.
Enricko Cantoni and Vincent Pons published their research for The National Bureau of Economic Research, “Strict ID Laws Don’t Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008-2016.”
“… we find the laws have no negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any group defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation.”
The state of Georgia was the first state to require I.D. to vote, and was accused of trying to suppress the black vote. However, voter turnout among black and Hispanic voters and increased from 2006 to 2010 faster than the growth of those two demographic groups. Of course, that fact didn’t end the criticism and complaints about having voters actually, you know, identify themselves prior to participating in one of the most important responsibilities that citizens in our republic have.
In spite of claims by the left that there is no voter fraud or illegal voting, it has been proven countless times, including the registering of non-citizens to vote, which was demonstrated by J. Christian Adams, General Council for the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), at The Social Contract Writers’ Workshop in 2017. Watch the video here.
Just last month, PILF reported that 95,000 non-citizens were registered to vote in Texas.
Cantoni and Pons concluded in their report:
“For all the heated debates around strict voter ID laws, our analysis of their effects obtains mostly null results. First, the fears that strict ID requirements would disenfranchise disadvantaged populations have not materialized.”
However, they also found:
“Second, contrary to the argument used by the Supreme Court in the 2008 case Crawford v. Marion County to uphold the constitutionality of one of the early strict ID laws, we find no significant impact on fraud or public confidence in election integrity. This result weakens the case for adopting such laws in the first place.”
“… no significant impact on fraud … .”
The next step then is to determine how to limit the voter fraud that is proven and rampant, to protect our voter integrity and our country.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. [Winston Churchill.]
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