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Voter ID

This poll from Rasmussen is only tangentially related to crime. (Voting fraud is a crime.) It is, though, a good example of how extremely out of touch academia and some elements in the judiciary are from regular folks. Among academics and judges, requiring voters to show some ID is a troubling and controversial practice. Not so for regular folks:

An overwhelming majority of Likely Voters in the United States think all voters in the country should be required to present photo identification in order to vote in U.S. elections.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters finds that just 14% disagree and think the current identification system is sufficient. Just 4% are undecided on the issue.

This is a sentiment that spans demographics, as majorities in every demographic agree that photo identification should be required to vote.

For the mathematically challenged, that's 82% in favor.


To get married (a fundamental right), buy a gun (a constitutional right) I must show ID. Why is it such a barrier when it comes to voting?

Florida requires photo ID to vote, with a few exceptions--which usually lead to a provisional vote until ID can be confirmed. I wonder if FL (or other states requiring photo ID) was included in the poll?

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