Eugene Robinson offers a HANDY SUMMARY of efforts by Republicans to mount “the most concerted campaign to prevent or discourage citizens from exercising their legitimate voting rights since the Jim Crow days of poll taxes and literacy tests.”
He even addresses a question I’m asked by certain Applesauce readers every time I raise this subject:
In theory, what could be wrong with demanding proof of identity? In the real world, plenty.
As Republican strategists are fully aware, minorities are overrepresented among the estimated 11 percent of citizens who do not have a government-issued photo ID. They are also painfully aware that, in 2008, ...