Under the U.S. Constitution, American states hold most of power to administer elections. As such, how citizens vote varies from state to state. In recent years, a number of states have enacted Voter Identification laws, which require voters to show a government-issued photo ID card before voting. These laws have sparked significant controversy. Look through the following resources to learn about these laws. “It’s Your Turn–Voter ID Laws: Good or Bad?” Bowman and Kearney textbook, page 86. http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/voter-id.aspx (Note that the “Voter Identification Laws in Effect in 2018” map is interactive) https://ballotpedia.org/Voter_identification_laws_by_state https://www.c-span.org/video/?c3997718/voter-id-pro-con Next, answer the following questions.
Discussion Questions: Describe two potential pros and two potential cons of these laws. Do you support Voter ID laws? Why/why not?