The right wing, pursuing its ancient agenda of reducing the number of poor people who vote, has been pushing laws to require voters to show a state-issued photo ID. That’s a significant barrier to voting for some folks; even if the DMV waives the driver’s-license fee for those willing to claim pauper status, getting to a DMV office can be a substantial problem for those who don’t drive.
Which is, of course, the point of the exercise. As liberals have tirelessly pointed out, voter fraud by voters (as opposed to voter fraud by cheating people out of their votes, or monkeying with the count) is a virtually non-existent problem, and largely confined to absentee voters not affected by photo-ID laws.
But now a bold Republican, the Secretary of State of Indiana, has demonstrated that fraudulent voting really is a problem. He was just indicted for deliberately casting an illegal vote. The story doesn’t mention whether he had his driver’s license with him at the time.