Letters: Voter ID Coverage “Disheartening”

“Carded” [Summer 2012] states that the voter ID law is “designed to combat ballot box fraud.” While that is the alleged goal, there is another equally, if not more compelling, reason for the law — that is to erect barriers and make it more difficult for certain segments of the population to vote. Given the role of the UW in serving one of the groups disproportionately impacted by this law, it is especially disheartening to simply see the justification repeated without pointing out the alternative reason for the law.

Paul Weigandt ’78 Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Published in the Fall 2012 issue

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