CPAC Updates: Voter ID Laws Represent Catch-22 For the GOP


Tim Fitton of Judicial Watch made a flippant observation that revealed the Catch 22 of voter ID laws. Fitton remarked that it's not enough for elections to be honest; they must also appear to be honest. He, of course, meant that the passage of voter ID would alleviate the concerns many Americans have over corruption and fraudulent voting.

What he probably doesn't realize is that the passage of voter ID laws invoke the same fear of dishonesty among minority groups, who view the laws as an attempt to inhibit their right to vote. It brings up the question of how do you find a compromise on an issue when both sides believe that their reform (or opposition to reform) is necessary for healthy election.