Bloomington State Senator Bill Brady wants tighter restrictions on who can vote, though a Senate Committee refused to go along with his proposal. It's effectively dead for the Spring Session. Brady is promoting a bill to require picture IDs to vote. He says it's based on the South Carolina law with one exception.
32 other states have similar measures. Brady says it woulld help ensure the integrity of the electoral process.
Opponents argue such measures suppress voting by the poor, minorities and elderly. In states that have such laws, it also costs millions to offer free IDs. And the ACLU has argued it only suppresses the very rare voter impersonation fraud. It does nothing, the organization says, to combat other kinds of vote fraud.
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