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Voter ID Fraud: How Big an Issue?

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several states have adopted new laws requiring photo IDs to vote.

But there's little evidence of the kind of fraud that these laws are supposed to prevent.

Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin passed
laws making people show photo ID to be able to vote. Indiana and
Georgia have had such laws in place for a few years.

One election law expert says he went through 250 cases cited in
an unsuccessful challenge of Indiana's photo ID law and found just
nine instances over a seven-year period where someone voted in
another person's name.

Even supporters of the law have trouble coming with many cases of people trying to vote under a false identity.

Opponents say the laws will keep blacks, Hispanics, the poor,
elderly and disabled from voting.


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