Jay Tanenbaum: Lightning rod issue

March 24, 2013 

Lightning-rod issue

I keep hearing people wanting voter ID laws, but has anyone looked at the cost? We are talking about implementing a plan that would cost millions of taxpayer dollars. And how many illegal votes would it stop?

The Brennan Center of NYU had a 2007 report that shows the type of fraud it would stop occurs less frequently than people getting hit by lightning. Is this how we should be wasting our taxpayer money? But why let facts get in the way of the boogeyman!

Jay Tanenbaum

Raleigh

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