View Single Post
Old 04-25-2016, 08:07 AM
Northern Piper Northern Piper is online now
Charter Member
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Winter wonderland!
Posts: 25,803
Can you explain all the fuzz about voter registration in the US to a European?

The issue, as mentioned in this and several other threads, is that the choice of ID which can be used to show identity, may be skewed to favour a particular party.

Proving identity to vote is in theory neutral in effect.

As soon as the list of valid ID is narrowed in a way that favours middle class and higher income voters, and makes it more difficult for lower income voters to qualify, then it looks much less benign.

Last edited by Northern Piper; 04-25-2016 at 08:07 AM.