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It’s voter ID laws that are fraudulent

I’ve seen many letters in the Globe that made me chuckle. Sean F. Flaherty’s Aug. 20 letter (“If right to vote is so precious, why be so lax in setting rules?”), in which he asserts that opponents of voter ID laws are motivated by “politics, not process,” takes the cake.

The incidence of voter fraud is tiny, almost nonexistent. The impact of voter fraud is zero. I consider voter ID laws themselves to be a fraud, initiated by conservatives who see the changing demographics and realize that their only hope for electoral victory is to disenfranchise as many poor people as possible, because they typically vote Democratic.

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