Voter ID Laws: Their proponents should have to answer for the ugly history of Jim Crow. – Slate Magazine

Voter ID Laws: Their proponents should have to answer for the ugly history of Jim Crow. – Slate Magazine.

A Fraudulent Case

The ugly parallels between Jim Crow and modern vote-suppression laws.

Posted Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at 6:32 PM ET

An elderly black woman in Tennessee can’t vote because she can’t produce her marriage certificate. Threatening letters blanket black neighborhoods warning that creditors and police officers will check would-be voters at the polls, or that elections are taking place on the wrong day. Thirty-eight states have instituted new rules prohibiting same-day registration and early voting on Sundays. All of this is happening as part of an effort to eradicate a problem that is statistically rarer than heavy-metal bands with exploding drummers: vote fraud.

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