Originally Posted by brucat

BTW, how many homeless/jobless people are actually registering and voting? I think both sides are coming up with some pretty implausible arguments.


It's not implausable. In fact, the only actual fact that has come up on this topic is the number of voters that don't have the ID's to vote in their areas. You can't gloss this over:

A federal court in Texas found that 608,470 registered voters donít have the forms of identification that the state now requires for voting.


Across the country, about 11 percent of Americans do not have government-issued photo identification cards, such as a driverís license or a passport, according to Wendy Weiser of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.


The 2001 Carter-Ford Commission on Election Reform found that between 6-11 percent of voting-age citizens lack driverís license or alternate state-issued photo ID.
A 2007 Indiana survey found that roughly 13 percent of registered Indiana voters lack an Indiana driverís license or an alternate Indiana-issued photo ID.
In a 2009 study in Indiana, Professors Matt Barreto, Stephen NuŮo, and Gabriel Sanchez found that election restrictions like voter ID laws have the greatest impact on the elderly, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, those with less educational attainment and lower incomes. The professors found that of the citizen adult population, 81.4% of all white eligible adults had access to a driverís license, whereas only 55.2% of black eligible adults had the same access. Indeed, study after study has similarly concluded that burdens to voting have a large and disparate impact on individuals with fewer resources, less education, smaller social networks, and those who are institutionally isolated.
The 2007 study, Voter ID Requirements and the Disenfranchisement of Latino, Black, and Asian Voters, based on exit polls from the 2006 elections in California, New Mexico, and Washington State, found that minority voters are less likely than whites to be able to present photo identification.
Many citizens who believe they have valid and sufficient photo IDs often do not. A national survey conducted after the November 2008 election found that 95% of respondents claimed to have a driverís license, but 16% of those respondents lacked a license that was both current and valid. So of the of Americans who possess a photo ID, many lack proper identification that would enable to them to vote in elections under the new laws passed in Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas, South Carolina, and under legislation pending in many more states.

Additional studies and research findings on voter ID are collected here .

The voter fraud "problem" is made up. The number of people without IDs is not.

Jake Kohl