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Oct 17 2012

Voter ID Laws

I was notified on Flickr that a group had used one of my photos for an article. I was a bit worried for a second because the photo that was used was this one:

Vote Yes on Voter ID

In my brain: “Please don’t be a pro-Voter ID article, please don’t be a pro-Voter ID article…”

I was happy to discover that the article was entitled: “How the New Voter ID Laws Impede Disadvantaged Citizens“. The article is on the The Society Pages Scholars Strategy Network. “SSN participants share a commitment to connecting good public policymaking to citizen engagement and responsive democratic government.”

Voter ID laws have more potential to disenfranchise minority voters than to solve the fake non-issue of in-person voter fraud. I’m pleased as punch that an article pointing out the downsides of Voter ID laws is using my work. Also, here’s another shout out for Creative Commons – sometimes your original content shows up in some pretty cool places!

3 comments

  1. 1
    ericblair

    I’d be more inclined to support voter ID laws when:

    A: Romney shows ALL his tax returns and gives us specifics about his policies;

    B: SuperPACs are forced to reveal the identities of their donors and the amounts they give.

    Mit Romney?

    Nein!!

    Ohne Romney!

  2. 2
    Argle Bargle

    Voter ID is a solution in search of a problem.

  3. 3
    BecomingJulie

    You know how they make sure everybody votes once and once only in India (with voter numbers in ten digits) ?

    The presiding officer marks your skin with indelible dye. By the time you’ve managed to scrub it off, the polls have already closed.

    Easy, isn’t it?

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