The Politics Of The Ballet

1346 WordsJun 14, 20156 Pages
The question of who gets access to the ballet has become an increasingly political issue in the past year. On the one hand, there is the conservative argument that as the United States moves into the further and further into the digital age and politics becomes more and more polarized, there is more motivation and ability to commit voter fraud. In response to this belief, measure such as voter identification laws, limited early voting, and the disbandment of straight ticket voting have been passed and or debated in many states. On the other hand, the more liberal belief is that it is a fundamental right of every American citizen to have the ability to vote. Not only do they disagree with the conservative measures to prevent voter fraud, they believe them to be unconstitutional as they disproportionately prevent minorities, college students, and the elderly from voting. Beyond opposing the conservative’s actions, they wish to expand access to the ballot even further by introducing legislation that would give non-violent felons their voting rights back, allow online voter registration, expand early voting, and other strategies to make voting easier for Americans. Both of these ideologies potentially have merit. In order to create policy that will insure proper access to the ballet there needs to be an evaluation of the threat of voter fraud as well as how much voter fraud prevention legislation prevents American citizens from voting. Once that is established, the question of

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