The Almighty Queen will deliver contrary arguments on the voter ID’s problem, which has the same weak arguments in the UK, as well as in the States.
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“Britons will have to show photo ID to vote in future general elections, ministers are poised to confirm this week, as a means of tackling fraud which critics claim could deter poorer and ethnic minority voters from taking part in democracy,” the left-winged Guardian reported.
“The proposal is to be included in Tuesday’s Queen’s speech, which will set out the government’s post-pandemic priorities and the laws it intends to pass in the forthcoming parliamentary session,” the report continued.
According to BBC, the Queen’s speech will announce parliamentary measures for the year to come, and it is written by her government’s ministers. she will deliver it from the throne of the House of Lords.
“A requirement that all voters carry photo ID could impede people who wish to turn up at polling stations without planning ahead, given about a quarter of voters – often younger voters – do not have either a passport or driving license, critics say.”
“The government has previously said people would be able to apply for a voting ID card from their local council, although this would have to be done before polling day,” the report went on. “Early trials in some areas led to hundreds of voters being turned away.”
“The voting reforms, which will also include a limit on the number of postal votes that can be handed in on behalf of others, are being justified by ministers as a way to reduce the risk of electoral fraud,” the Guardian added. “However, the Electoral Commission says the country ‘has low levels of proven electoral fraud’; in 2019 there was just one conviction and one police caution for impersonating another voter.”
These doubts to commonsense voting security measures are almost identical to the ones the media in the United States uses, despite the lack of proof that voter IDs prevent registration and turnout. In addition, a major important study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that “voter ID laws have no negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any group defined by race, gender, age, or party affiliation.” The study was conducted by Enrico Cantoni at the University of Bologna and Vincent Pons at Harvard Business School and was published in February 2019, and it took voter’s ID data dating from 2008 to 2018.
“This latest [NBER] study echoes the conclusion of others, including a landmark report by The Heritage Foundation in 2007 finding that voter ID laws don’t reduce voter turnout, including among African-Americans and Hispanics,” the Heritage Foundation noted. “These voters were just as likely to vote in states requiring photo identification as in those that don’t.”
Well, how about that?!
Queen’s words and scientific report against the Liberals?!
I like it!