Voter ID The Social Economic Legal and Political Aspects of Voter ID Laws

It is evident that the state also accepted personal care home identifications, or college identifications provided the documents were current with the expiration dates indicated. An examination of Governor Tom Corbett’s speech concerning the enactment of these laws reveals that the governor proposed for the enactment of the laws stating that he signed the bill because he believed that the bill was a scared principle protecting the rights of the citizens. The governor described this as a principle that encouraged the one person one vote issue. It is evident that the governor did believe that the enactment of the laws did put in place simple standards that would protect the integrity of the elections. However, it is evident that some sources argued that the main reason as to why the Corbett might have signed the bill is because he was under the republican led legislature. This was the same case in eight other states, which include. Kansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas. Some of the politicians did believe that the enactment of the laws would have prevented fraud related to voter impersonation. However, these were followed by reactions from other politicians who believed that voter impersonation fraud was rare in most states (Barnes 29).

Other political consequences that accompanied the enactment of voter identification laws included. the reactions from supporters in states such as South Carolina who suggested that. the enactment of the new voter identification laws resulted in the casting of votes even in the names of dead people. However, it is evident that when the state’s election commission carried out its investigation, no evidence of fraud or clerical errors was obtained. It is believed that such a demonstration might have been driven by political factors because even investigations from the courts revealed that nobody had been convicted of voter fraud.