You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

0

0

▲  1st Inning 0 outs

Letters

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.

Continue reading below

A number of high-ranking Republican officials have admitted this, usually in speeches to their own groups. Rarely has an attempt to subvert the Constitution been so blatant.

Supporters of voter ID laws have a right to push for them. But please, at least don’t insult our intelligence by saying the cause is motivated by high-minded ideals.

Sumner Blount

Arlington

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.