Voter Id And The United States

952 Words Nov 7th, 2014 4 Pages
Voter ID Discrimination “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and one of the most important when it comes to voting in the United States of America. This Amendment was ratified on February 3, 1870 after the civil war and was met by a flurry of great full voters and scornful American citizens. Racism has been a problem in America since its founding and, despite common misconception, is still a serious issue today. With the 2016 elections just around the corner it’s important we has American recognize the issue of voter ID discrimination and how it is not only going directly against the constitution but also unethical and immoral in our modern American society.
While the main purpose for voter ID is to eliminate fraud and corruption in the American voting system, it has brought with it consequences that discourage and even prohibit eligible voters to vote. The 2012 election, a vast number of state required a government-issued photo ID. Even the state Indiana required this even though “state GOP officials couldn 't provide a single instance of a voter committing the type of fraud the new ID law was supposed to stop” (Berman). Surprisingly, in Wisconsin, they will only except ID’s containing “a current address, birth date, signature and two-year expiration date” that so far…
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